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Dr. Steve Nunez Named Fifth President

Posted November 20, 2019 at 11:44 am

The Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr. Steve Nunez has been appointed and will serve as the fifth President of Penn Highlands, effective January 6, 2020. The Board welcomes Dr. Nunez’s leadership as we enter a new chapter at Penn Highlands Community College. Dr. Nunez brings a deep personal and professional background in community college education, along with an engaging personality and enthusiasm for the position.

Dr. Steve Nunez

Currently, Dr. Nunez is Vice President of Academics and Student Services at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, IL. During his 23-year career in higher education, Dr. Nunez has served as a faculty member and senior administrator where he supervised multiple and diverse areas of Sauk Valley Community College. Dr. Nunez earned a Doctorate of Education in Community College Leadership from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan; a Master of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia; and an Associate of Science from Southwest Virginia Community College in Cedar Bluff, Virginia.

“I am truly honored to be selected as the next President of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College,” stated Dr. Nunez. “I am excited to work with our community, as well as with the faculty and staff at the College, to celebrate the last 25 years and to plan and set the stage for the next 25 years of success.”

The Board of Trustees would like to share our wholehearted appreciation to every member of the Presidential Search Committee and the Penn Highlands Community College staff, faculty, students, and administration who put in their time and dedication on behalf of the Institution. The comments and participation in the forums were carefully considered and valued by the Board.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, the College community, and our public stakeholders, we welcome Dr. Nunez in his new position and look forward to his arrival in January.


Click here for full details on the Presidential Search process.