Mark S. Herzog,
Mr. Herzog, currently Deputy Chancellor for the Community College System, began his career with the Connecticut Community Colleges as Director of Financial Aid at Tunxis Community College, Farmington, Connecticut, in 1974. He continued in this position until 1982, holding numerous leadership positions in the state association of Financial Aid Administrators and serving on the Advisory Board of the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation from 1978 to 1983. In 1982, he was appointed Acting Dean of Students at Tunxis, and in 1993 he was selected to become Assistant Executive Director for the Connecticut Community College System. In 1986 he was appointed Deputy Executive Director. (The Executive Director title was changed by the Board of Trustees to become Chancellor in 1995).
As Deputy Chancellor, Mr. Herzog has been responsible for coordination of planning, operation, and evaluation of the administration of the entire college system, focusing on the areas of budget, finance, facilities, and information services. The Deputy Chancellor functions as the systemís
Chief Financial Officer directing the overall financial operations of the systemís operating and capital budgets. The community college system in Connecticut currently enrolls approximately 40,000 students annually in credit programs and more than 100,000 registrants in non-credit, personal interest or skill-building programs. The system has an annual operating budget in excess of $200 million, is now implementing a $418 million, multi-year Capital Budget Plan, and employs over 4,000 faculty and staff members. In 1996, Mr. Herzog served as Acting Chancellor upon the retirement of the systemís former Chancellor, Andrew C. McKirdy, and prior to the appointment of Dr. Bruce H. Leslie, who served as Chancellor from September 1996 to June 1999.
Mr. Herzog, a resident of Barkhamsted and a former town Tax Collector, holds a Master of Science degree in Guidance and Counseling from Central Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Yankton College, Yankton, South Dakota. In addition to his duties as Assistant and Deputy Chancellor, he has also taught Computer Information Science courses at both Asnuntuck and Northwestern Connecticut Community Colleges. In his role as Deputy Chancellor, he oversees the Office of Information Services and the policies required for implementing information systems for the college system.
According to Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Lawrence Zollo of Waterbury, "Mr. Herzog is well-known and respected throughout our system of colleges, throughout higher education and state government as a person of the highest integrity and capability. His credentials and expertise are of the highest caliber, and his dedication to serving Connecticutís community colleges and their students has been evident throughout his career. Our search for a Chancellor led us to consider a number of individuals with outstanding national experience and tremendous leadership potential. But to fulfill the potential of community colleges in Connecticutís educational future, the Board and I firmly believe Mr. Herzogís extensive experience and demonstrated commitment to the ideals of access and educational opportunity are the essential qualities for the leader of the college system. We are extraordinarily enthusiastic about our choice of Marc Herzog to become Chancellor of Connecticutís Community Colleges."
National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges
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The National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges is an affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The council provides a forum for the exchange of information about developments, trends, and problems in state systems of community colleges.
Through our affiliation with AACC, we also strive to affect national legislation that impacts our colleges and state agencies.
This is the only Council that represents the collective interest of state agencies and state boards of community colleges. This council is a valuable forum to help state directors deal with the changes in attitude and policies towards community colleges at the international, federal, state and local levels. We will share information and learn lessons from each other to better serve the interests of our institutions in the coming years.