Archives of Senior Fellows

Sandy Shugart

Sanford “Sandy” Shugart served from 2000 to 2021 as the fourth president of Valencia College in greater Orlando, Florida. As winner of the first Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Valencia is one of the most celebrated community colleges in America. Serving some 70,000 students per year, Valencia is known for high rates of graduation, […]

Ronald A. Crutcher

Ronald A. Crutcher served as president of the University of Richmond from 2015 to 2021, president of Wheaton College in Massachusetts, and provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Miami University of Ohio. Ron writes and speaks on the value of and democratic purposes of higher education, diversity and inclusion, and free expression […]

Maria Harper-Marinick

Maria Harper-Marinick served the Maricopa Community College District in Arizona for almost 30 years in a variety of leadership roles, including nearly four years as chancellor. Maria has served on the boards of the American Council of Education, American Association of Community Colleges, Excelencia in Education, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and many other […]

Mary Rittling

Mary Rittling is a senior fellow at the College Excellence Program, focusing on the preparation of the next generation of community college leaders. Mary served as president of Davidson-Davie Community College in Lexington, North Carolina, from 2003 until 2018. Prior to her DDCC presidency, Mary served four years as regional vice president of West Virginia […]

Lenore Rodicio

Lenore Rodicio is a nationally recognized leader in higher education. A native of Miami, Florida, Lenore is an educational strategist who, in addition to her role as a senior fellow with CEP, is a senior fellow for transformation initiatives funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a Complete College America Fellow. Lenore previously […]