DCC Names Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs

May 2, 2013 – Dutchess Community College has announced the appointment of Dr. José Adames as Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs.

Serving as the chief academic officer of the College, Adames is responsible for participating in institutional policy formulation and strategic planning, overseeing all curriculum matters, providing leadership to the faculty and facilitating teaching excellence and assessment of student learning.

“Dr. Adames brings to this position excellent credentials, impressive community college leadership experience and a management style that encourages thoughtful deliberation and collaboration,” said DCC President Dr. D. David Conklin. “Shortly after he assumed the position on an interim basis in January, it became apparent that Dr. Adames possesses the skills necessary to explore the opportunities and meet the challenges the College will face in the future.”

Prior to joining DCC, Adames served as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Interim President at Bergen Community College. He also was Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Union County College and Dean of the Kean University College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, among other positions in higher education.

“I was attracted to DCC by the excellent reputation of its faculty, academic programs and services,” said Adames. “The College’s commitment to student success reflects my own priorities and values, and I look forward to being part of this vibrant campus community.”

Adames earned Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from Seton Hall University and a Master’s and Doctorate in Education from the Columbia University Teachers College.