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Ray Di Pasquale Appointed CCC President

Thursday, November 03, 2016

The State University of New York Board of Trustees today appointed Ray Di Pasquale as the next president of Clinton Community College.

Di Pasquale comes to Clinton from Rhode Island, where he served as president of the Community College of Rhode Island and as the commissioner of higher education for the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education (now the Rhode Island Board of Education). His appointment as president of Clinton Community College marks his return to SUNY. Di Pasquale served as the vice president of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, as well as the interim vice president for Institutional Advancement at SUNY Brockport.

SUNY Board Chairman H. Carl McCall said, "We are pleased to welcome Ray Di Pasquale back to the SUNY family. His knowledge and experience will be a great asset for the students, faculty, and staff at Clinton Community College and the entire North Country community."

Mr. Di Pasquale has held leadership positions and board memberships with numerous government and non-profit organizations focused on PK-12 and higher education, community and economic development, workforce training, commerce and health care. In March of 2013, Di Pasquale received the Eleanor M. McMahon Award for Lifetime Achievement from the New England Board of Higher Education.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher said, "Throughout his career, Ray Di Pasquale has been a leader in expanding opportunities for student success in both college and career. I commend the Boards of Trustees at SUNY and CCC on this outstanding appointment."

“Ray will be the driving force directing the excitement and energy within the college and community to create a skilled, educated workforce for our current and future industrial partners,” stated CCC Board Chairman David Favro. “On behalf of the Clinton Community College Board of Trustees, we are honored to announce Mr. Ray Di Pasquale as our new president.”

“The Clinton faculty, staff, students, community and our Clinton County Sponsor welcome Mr. Di Pasquale,” said CCC Officer-In-Charge Lisa Shovan. “We look forward to new vision and opportunities that will come through new leadership.”

Di Pasquale began his career at Middlesex Community College where he served as assistant director of Admissions, after having held leadership positions, including director of Athletics, director of Admissions, assistant to the president, dean of Admissions/Public Relations and vice president of Enrollment Management/Student Affairs.

Di Pasquale earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Arkansas Tech University and Master of Science degree from Northeastern University.

His appointment is effective January 1, 2017 at an annual state salary of $175,000.

Lisa Shovan, who has been providing leadership as Clinton’s Officer-In-Charge since June 21, 2016, will resume her full-time position as the Vice President for Administration and Finance. Shovan has been VPAF, the College’s Chief Financial Officer, since November of 2012.