SCC Board extends President’s contract

The Salem Community College Board of Trustees has extended the contract of President Joan M. Baillie through June 30, 2015. 

Board Chair Dorothy D. Hall said the Board’s action reflects its confidence that the College is well positioned for growth under President Baillie’s continued leadership. 

“Over the past year, President Baillie has worked with the Board to stabilize and grow enrollment and, at the same time, reduce operating costs,” said Hall.  “We believe the College is now entering a time of growth. 

“The positive fall enrollment is a clear indication that we’re heading in the right direction,” Hall said.  “This reflects the excellent work of the administrative team that President Baillie has assembled.  It also demonstrates her commitment to partnerships with Salem County school districts and the business community.” 

Mrs. Baillie was appointed the seventh president on March 22, 2012, after serving as interim president since January 1, 2012.  

Under her leadership, the College developed the 2013-2016 Strategic Plan with three priorities – improve fiscal stability, student success and College image.  “As we meet these strategic priorities, the College’s mission of offering an affordable, quality education to prepare students for college transfer and the workforce becomes attainable,” Baillie said. 

President Baillie, who has been affiliated with SCC for more than 20 years, served as Provost-Chief Academic Officer.  Previously, she was Dean of Academic Affairs, a faculty member and executive director of the SCC Foundation.

Active in the community, President Baillie is a member of the Rotary of Penns Grove, and serves on the boards of the Salem County Chamber of Commerce, Salem County Vocational Technical School Educational Foundation, Stand Up for Salem and Salem County Bridge, a nonprofit organization that promotes lifelong learning.