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College appoints two VPs to serve Student Services & External Affairs

Posted September 16, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has made appointments at the level of vice president to better serve and advance our region.

Trish Corle was recently appointed the Vice President of Student Services, and continues to serve as the Title IX Coordinator and Right to Know Officer. In her new role, she will oversee and manage all Enrollment Management services, including recruitment, admissions, and retention. In addition, Ms. Corle will administer the Student Judicial Process, serve as the Chief Student Affairs Administrator, and direct the development and direction of the College’s brand through marketing campaigns and strategies. Her leadership in these areas will cover all five regional locations that encompass Pennsylvania Highlands Community College.

Ms. Corle has been with Penn Highlands since 2010, most recently serving as the Associate Vice President for External Relations. Trish currently serves as a Ferndale Borough Councilwoman, and is a member of the Cambria County Transit Authority and Incline Plane Board of Directors. She holds a master’s degree in Health and Human Service Administration and is the President and CEO of Corle Consulting, a company dedicated to providing low to no cost consulting services to nonprofit and human service organizations.

Dr. Melissa Murray was recently appointed the Associate Vice President of External Affairs. She will manage various aspects of External Affairs, including, but not limited, the following: overseeing the College’s Foundation; supporting and nurturing the College’s relationships with local, county, state, and federally elected officials; serving as grant administrator; providing leadership to the School Partnership Programs (such as the nationally accredited Accelerated College Education Program); building educational partnerships with external organizations; and advising the College President with the creation and implementation of institutional development policies.

Dr. Murray has been with the College since 2010, most recently serving as Dean of School Partnerships Program. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Service Administration and Leadership Studies from IUP, a M.Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Penn State, and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to Penn Highlands, Melissa was the Director of Institutional Development/Director of Marketing at the Hiram G. Andrews Center, and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 2 at the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. She currently serves on the Greater Johnstown Chamber of Commerce Women’s Information Network Committee, Greater Johnstown School District’s Occupational Advisory Committee, and has served as Lead Team Peer Reviewer and Coach for the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships accreditation application.