Two Graduate from Leadership Academy
Northern Essex Community College administrators Ron Taber of Raymond, NH, who is assistant vice president of marketing communications, and Joan Scionti of Salem, NH, who is director of business systems for academic and student affairs, recently completed the Massachusetts Community College Leadership Academy (MCCLA), designed for community colleges to prepare future leaders while supporting existing talent.
Each year, community college presidents submit the names of two professionals to participate in CCLA. At NECC participation is a collaborative effort between college leadership, the participants, and the Center for Professional Development. Two participants are selected with consideration given to the professional development interests and needs of the candidates, advancement opportunities, and access to CCLA for different areas of the college.
Taber, has worked at the college for 15 years. His completed project, titled “Maximizing Organizational Resources and Efficiency” was designed to evaluate the resources required to support and sustain all day-to-day business operations and ongoing strategic initiatives.
“As the college embarks on a new and ambitious institutional strategic plan, the need has never been greater to track, assess, and monitor the allocation of available internal resources,” wrote Taber.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Syracuse University. He manages the marketing communications department including oversight of the college’s marketing and promotional activities.
Scionti’s project titled “Reporting Model for Academic Planning and Enrollment Management Services” was designed to create a reporting model for academic affairs and enrollment management services to use for academic planning and resource allocation.
“The goal would be to have a reporting model that provides reports that are accessible, accurate, and contain real time information,” wrote Scionti. “The reports will provide information for scheduling and staffing for future terms, the ability to increase graduation rates, and provide statistical information on course history.”
A five-year employee of NECC, Scionti, holds a bachelor of science in MIS from the UMass Lowell. She is responsible for directing and overseeing the design and implementation of new business processes as they relate to technology systems within Academic and Student Affairs.
For additional information on the MCCLA visit the NECC CCLA website.