CLEVELAND – Two deans on the Metropolitan Campus at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) are about to begin two-year terms on the executive board of the ACE Ohio Women’s Network, an affiliate of the American Council on Education (ACE). Lindsay English, dean of Academic Affairs, and Denise McCory, dean of Student Affairs, will each serve as a member-at-large, beginning July 1.
English began as dean of Academic Affairs in September 2012 after serving for 11 years as Tri-C’s district director for Teaching, Learning and Academic Professional Development. She also served in several interim positions, including the associate dean roles on the Eastern and Western campuses.
“I am excited about this nomination and the opportunity to encourage other women in their career goals and future growth as individuals,” English said. “I think it is important today for all women to mentor and coach others in their future endeavors.”
Prior to working at Tri-C, she was dean of Accelerated Adult Programs at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike. While at Ursuline for 16 years, she began her career as a full-time faculty member in business administration, moving quickly to chair of the department and eventually leading entrepreneurial projects to expand enrollment such as the Accelerated Programs and Saturday School.
English recently passed her doctoral major exams in higher education from the University of Toledo and she hopes to complete her dissertation by August 2014. She holds an MBA from Kent State University and a bachelor’s in family relations from The Ohio State University. She is also a registered corporate coach and teaches college-level courses at Tri-C and Ursuline. She also recently accepted a trustee position with the Westlake Porter Public Library. She and her husband have three grown children and live in Westlake.
McCory has worked at Tri-C for more than 12 years in a variety of roles, including assistant dean of students, student success coordinator and director of the NASA Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA).
Before coming to Tri-C, McCory served as adjunct faculty for Myers University (currently Chancellor), where she was also the coordinator of Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Ohio University and a master’s in adult learning and development from Cleveland State University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in higher education leadership from Walden University. Kaleidoscope magazine recently featured McCory as an inductee of the 40 under 40 Club.
“I am honored to serve the community in this capacity, and I plan to use this opportunity to create mentoring, networking and development opportunities for other female professionals,” McCory said. She lives in Shaker Heights with her husband and three children.
The ACE Ohio Women’s Network is a network of women administrators, faculty, and staff from colleges and universities across the state that is dedicated to the professional advancement of women. Through representatives, conferences, workshops and other resources, they are committed to improving the status of women on campuses and throughout higher education. The Executive Board is composed of representatives of Ohio’s public and private colleges and universities.