New Leadership at PGCC

8/5/2009, 5:36 p.m.

Sandra Dunnington and Tyjuan Lee Accept Vice President Positions

Prince George's Community College has announced two new senior team members, Sandra Dunnington, vice president for academic affairs, and Tyjuan Lee, vice president for student services. Both Dunnington and Lee have extensive experience in higher education administration and teaching.

Dunnington, who has been a nurse educator for most of her professional career, has taught at several large public universities including the University of Delaware and the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and served as nursing department chair at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland for 10 years before coming to Prince George's Community College in August 2004 as the dean of health sciences. She served as interim vice president for academic affairs since 2007.
€I am very excited about the opportunity to lead the academic affairs area as we embark on new initiatives that will strengthen our ties to the community and promote the excellence that characterizes our graduates as they either transfer to four-year colleges and universities or enter the workforce,€ Dunnington said.

€I look forward to working with our outstanding faculty, staff and students as we seek to fulfill our mission to the Prince George€s County community.€

Currently as vice president, Dunnington co-chairs the statewide Associate of Arts in Teaching Oversight Council, which provides direction to two- and four-year colleges and universities participating in the associate teaching degree transfer program.

Lee, who assumed the vice president for student services position on Mon., Aug. 3, has served as associate vice president for enrollment management and student services at Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Va. for four years. Lee€s previous positions included director of counseling at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, national director of the Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy at Cuyahoga and director of the College Achievement Program at Myers University in Cleveland, Ohio.

€I want students to know that I am committed to providing them with the resources and services to help them be successful,€ Lee said.

In their roles as vice presidents, Dunnington and Lee are responsible for continued commitment to a learning-centered environment that emphasizes high standards, collaboration and engagement, and pride in the leadership and accomplishments of all members to the college community.

For more information on Prince George's Community College, visit the college€s Web site at www.pgcc.edu.