|Biographical Sketch John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D.
John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D., became the seventh president of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, in July 2011. His previous appointments include president of Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Ore.; president of Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Va.; and first vice chancellor for workforce and economic development of the Virginia Community College System.
Ski is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)’s 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges and the immediate past chairman of the AACC Board of Directors.
He also is a member of Harrisburg Rotary and serves as a director on the boards of MANTEC, York County Community Foundation, Pennsylvania’s Workforce Investment Board and WITF, a public media organization.
Ski is an author, speaker and former adjunct business faculty member. He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, two master’s degrees and a doctorate. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, he is the only member of his working-class family to graduate from college.
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