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Dr. Cynthia Doherty Named Vice President of Academic Affairs

Posted February 13, 2023 at 10:00 am

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Cynthia Doherty as the College’s new Vice President of Academic Affairs.

In her role as Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Doherty will serve as the visionary academic leader of all full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and academic staff. Her position is charged with creating an atmosphere of quality and innovation, as well as championing curricular and programming development.

“I’m honored that the next chapter of my career is with Penn Highlands Community College,” stated Dr. Cynthia Doherty, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “I have spent my career in community college because of the mission to transform students’ lives. I look forward to engaging with the students, faculty, and staff at Penn Highlands as we continue to promote student success.”

Dr. Doherty brings nearly 20 years of experience in academic administration. Prior to Penn Highlands, she was most recently the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College (Harrisburg, PA). While there, she was also a tenured Professor of English.

Dr. Doherty holds a Ph.D. in English and a M.A. in English from The Pennsylvania State University, along with a B.A. in English from The King’s College.