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08 May 2013

HACC announces modifications to the operation of its Lebanon Campus

Changes enhance the viability of the Campus


LEBANON –Today, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, announced modifications to the leadership team of the Lebanon Campus as part of a continuing College-wide transformation to strengthen HACC’s responsiveness to the needs of students and communities in its 10-county service area.

The positions of campus vice president, campus dean of student affairs and enrollment management and campus director of technology support have been eliminated, effective immediately.

“Restructuring the leadership of the HACC-Lebanon Campus and reorganizing operations at all campuses are among many steps taken by the College to balance the 2013-14 budget,” said HACC President John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D.

“These steps are necessary to maintain our mission to make HACC the first choice for a quality and accessible higher education opportunity.”

“This change effectively and efficiently centralizes some of the functions at the Lebanon Campus without sacrificing the quality of instruction and outreach,” Sygielski said.

“In fact, we are hiring an English faculty member and an integrated marketing communications (IMC) coordinator as we continue to look for ways to grow the Campus,” Sygielski said.

“There are no plans to close the Lebanon Campus. We will continue to find programs and classes that meet the needs of the community,” he added.
 
Enhancements at the HACC-Lebanon Campus

Sygielski noted several enhancements are planned for the Campus, including:

  • Evaluating class offerings to ensure the right mix of classes
  • Adding a full-time faculty member to teach English
  • Adding an IMC coordinator to focus on advertising, branding, marketing and public relations
  • Exploring a partnership and grant to establish a pilot virtual learning and assessment center
  • Expanding the relationship with the Lebanon VA Medical Center
  • Expanding the nurse-aide training program

 
New leadership team named
A four-member HACC leadership team has accepted additional responsibilities to serve as a bridge for the restructured operation at the Lebanon Campus during the summer term. Team members who will manage operations at the Campus include Jackie Bareuther,dean of student affairs and enrollment management at the Lancaster Campus; Cheryl Batdorf, dean of academic affairs at the Lebanon Campus; Eleanor Bosserman, executive business director at the Lancaster and Lebanon campuses; and Lois Schaffer, interim vice president of the Lancaster Campus.

Bareuther has been at the College since 1990, serving as a member of the counseling faculty before becoming dean of student affairs at the Lancaster Campus in 2003. In 2010, she served six months as interim vice president of the Campus.

Bareuther oversees the student behavioral intervention process College wide, serving as chair of the Behavioral Intervention Team and as chair of the Student Judicial Hearing Board and Student Grievance Committee. She is leading implementation of a new mandatory student orientation program for the College.

Bareuther is secretary of the board at the Family Center of Gap where HACC offers classes and coordinator of the Lancaster Campus campaign for the United Way.  She will represent HACC this summer at the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute for women leaders in higher education. 

Bareuther holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling, both from Millersville University.  She is a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania. 

Batdorf has been a member of the HACC community since 2004 as dean of academic affairs at the Lebanon Campus. She also is assisting in the Lancaster Campus academic affairs office for the next few months.
For the past four years, Batdorf has also served as the College’s curriculum dean for business, hospitality and tourism division.

Batdorf holds a doctor of business administration degree from Argosy University, a master’s degree in business administration from Lebanon Valley College and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Shippensburg University.

Bosserman joined HACC eight years ago after having served 18 years in business office management in K-12 public schools. She currently is executive director of business for the Lancaster and Lebanon campuses.

Bosserman previously served as HACC’s interim vice president of finance, and is leading efforts to develop College-wide budget staffing models.

She is a member of the advisory group of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Mentoring Program.

Bosserman holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from York College of Pennsylvania.

Schaffer became interim vice president of the Lancaster Campus in March 2013 after previously serving as associate dean of academic affairs at the Campus.

A 23-year veteran of higher education, Schaffer has been actively involved in the College since 1999 and has served as coordinator of allied health and director of the cardiovascular technology program. During her tenure, she started many of the programs currently offered by the College, including radiologic technology, invasive cardiovascular technology and health information technology.

Her accomplishments include working to create and teach the first class of the York Advanced Skills Center High School Health Career program, chairing the Lancaster Faculty Assembly and chairing its scholarship campaign that raised more than $10,000 to benefit HACC students. She has served on more than 40 College committees, including College Strategic Planning.

Schaffer holds two credentials in health-related fields in radiologic technology and invasive cardiovascular technology, a bachelor’s degree in health science from Gwynedd-Mercy College and a master’s degree in education from the Pennsylvania State University.
 
Service to HACC, Lebanon Community
Kathleen Kramer, Ed.D., the former vice president at the Lebanon Campus, joined HACC in 2007. “During her tenure, Kathy fostered and promoted HACC’s mission within the Lebanon community and played a key role in efforts to increase enrollment at the Campus,” Sygielski said. “Since February, she has assisted the College with coordinating legislative affairs and planning the 50thanniversary celebration for 2014.”

Sygielski continued, “Kathy has been active in the community, including serving on the 2013 board of directors of the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce.”

“This was a difficult decision for me to make,” Sygielski said. “Ultimately, however, it was the right decision for the future of the Campus and the College.”

“We are grateful for Kathy’s service and dedicated leadership, and wish her well in her future endeavors,” he said.
A search for a campus executive director will begin within the next few weeks, with the job specifications to be posted on HACC’s job site.

The three positions eliminated at the HACC-Lebanon Campus are among a total of 19 positions modified or eliminated College wide. For more information about the College’s 2013-14 budget and action taken by the HACC Board of Trustees on May 7, 2013, please view the news release in HACC’s online newsroom.
 
 
About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, was established in 1964 as the commonwealth’s first community college. HACC offers nearly 200 associate career and transfer degrees, certificate and diploma programs to 22,000 credit students in a 10-county area with regional campuses in Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York, and an online Virtual Campus that reaches students on a global scale. In addition, HACC is Central Pennsylvania’s premier workforce development provider with more than 50,000 students enrolled in areas such as job training, customized company contracts, public safety, healthcare, technology, trades and computer training. For more information, go to www.hacc.eduor call 1-800-ABC-HACC (1-800-222-4222).
 

Contact(s):

Pamilla Saylor
Office of College Advancement, HACC
717-780-2558


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