New CCC Hires Strengthen Educational, Administrative Excellence

Clinton Community College has welcomed some employees this summer. These talented professionals bring a wealth of experience and skills to the campus. The new roles include:

LeAnn Yelton – Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
LeAnn Yelton, a SUNY Plattsburgh alumna, double majored in English literature and theatre. Her varied background includes working on a farm and in the special education department at Plattsburgh City School District. LeAnn is active in the community, serving on the executive board of directors as secretary for Adirondack Regional Theatre and the board of trustees for the Plattsburgh Public Library. She also designs costumes, acts, and sings for various theatre companies in New York and Vermont.
Christina Cannon – Part-Time Student Services Counselor
Christina Cannon has spent the last five years as a risk reduction interventionist in corrections, working to lower recidivism rates. She has degrees in psychology and Christian counseling, and human services counseling with a focus on crisis and trauma response from Liberty University.
Hannah Dixon – Financial Aid/Admissions Advisor
Hannah Dixon graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a degree in psychology and earned a master's degree in management and marketing from Leeds Beckett University. She has worked as a GEAR UP coordinator and a careers and employability coordinator, helping students connect with employers.
Barbara Golden – Part-Time Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs
Barbara Golden started at Clinton Community College as an adult student and has held various roles since then. She's won several awards, including the Part-Time Hard Worker Award and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service. Though retired, she will continue working part-time as the administrative assistant to the vice president of academic affairs.
Elaine Noble – Administrative Assistant for Institutional Advancement
Elaine Noble has been with Clinton Community College for two years, working as a typist in the registrar, ASAP, and Center for Community and Workforce Development offices. She brings a strong background in customer service and office professionalism.
Daniel Parker – Admissions Advisor
Daniel Parker, from Elizabethtown, NY, has a bachelor's degree in history and American studies and a master's degree in social studies from the University of Buffalo. He has 20 years of experience as a high school history teacher and administrator and has been an adjunct admissions advisor at Clinton Community College, as well as the college’s women’s basketball head coach.
Neil Epstein – Part-Time Admissions Advisor (Summer only)
Neil Epstein started his higher education career at West Virginia University Potomac State College and holds various roles at Clinton Community College, including Men’s Basketball Head Coach and Director of Campus Life. He will be a part-time admissions advisor during the summer.

Ken Knelly, Administrator in Charge at Clinton Community College, said: “These outstanding individuals are an asset to Clinton Community College. Their diverse backgrounds and expertise will enhance our academic programs and student services. Their contributions will help us meet our goal of providing high quality, accessible education and fostering an innovative and inclusive environment.”

Clinton Community College is dedicated to improving its academic programs and student services through strategic hiring and continuous development.