Donna Imhoff Selected to Lead Tri-C Western Campus
January 12, 2016
John Horton, 216-987-4281 email@example.com
New campus president brings experience at multiple levels of higher education
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has named Donna Imhoff as the president of the College’s Western Campus in Parma.
Imhoff has spent the past three decades at Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, where she rose in the ranks to become president of the largest campus in the CCAC system.
She arrives at Tri-C with a reputation as a champion for students. As a first-generation college graduate, Imhoff said she understands the uncertainty that grips many community college students taking their first steps into higher education.
“Community colleges provide opportunities for all people who have the desire and drive to earn a college degree or certificate,” Imhoff said. “The high-quality education provided by Tri-C gives students the greatest likelihood to achieve the ultimate goal of graduation.”
Imhoff served the past four years as president of CCAC’s Allegheny Campus in Pittsburgh, where she expanded workforce programs, supervised a campus revitalization project and broadened community involvement.
She also was president of CCAC’s suburban North Campus from 2008 to 2013. In two of those years, she oversaw both the North and Allegheny campuses.
The leadership positions followed a variety of roles at CCAC, where Imhoff started her career in 1985 as a coordinator/instructor. She later served as an acting assistant director of social service career programs, a career counselor and an academic advisor.
Imhoff was named an associate professor of psychology in 2001 and a professor in 2004. She served as department chair from 2005 until being named campus president in 2008.
“The extensive experience that Dr. Imhoff brings to Cuyahoga Community College and Western Campus in particular will be invaluable to the continued success of our students,” said Alex Johnson, president of Tri-C.
Imhoff holds a doctorate in social and comparative analysis education from the University of Pittsburgh, a master’s degree in school psychology from Duquesne University and a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation education from Penn State University.
She will join Tri-C on Feb. 1. Imhoff replaces Janice Taylor Heard, who has served as interim president at Western Campus since June.