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LCC Provost Stephanie Shanblatt Named President at Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania

LANSING 7/25/12 – Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt, Provost and Senior Vice President of Lansing Community College (LCC), has been named the new president of Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Shanblatt has served LCC for 13 years, the last three as Provost and Senior VP.  As a college leader, she has helped LCC successfully navigate the transformational changes occurring in higher education.

According to LCC President Brent Knight, she successfully launched both the Early College and University Center initiatives, as part of the college’s commitment to protecting and expanding traditional and non-traditional pathways of student access to higher education.  She also led efforts to improve student success and increase completion rates through institutional changes that focus on helping students achieve their learning goals.

“Under Stephanie’s leadership, the college has increased the number of students successfully completing courses and graduating,” said LCC President Brent Knight. “Her contributions will have a long-term, significant impact on our community. We are grateful for her service and wish her the best in her new role as President of Bucks County Community College.”

Prior to joining LCC, Dr. Shanblatt spent several years conducting molecular biological research at Michigan State University.

She earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine and a B.S. in Chemistry from the same institution.

Dr. Shanblatt has served the community as a board member of Capital Area Health Care Alliance, Capital Area IT Council, Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC), Closing the Digital Gap, and Regional Health Information Organization, as well as co-chair of the Lansing School District Academic Realignment Task Force.

Dr. Shanblatt will begin her new position in October.  LCC will launch a national search for a new chief academic officer.

Bucks Community College was founded in 1964 and has three campuses in the county, which is located  just north of Philadelphia. It has an annual enrollment of approximately 11,000 and offers 90 programs of study.

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