Fall 2009 |
Randy Schmailzl became Metropolitan Community College´s (MCC) fifth
president on Aug. 25.
Schmailzl most recently served as Acting and Interim President of MCC and
has served the College for 20 years in key positions as Executive Vice
President, Dean Dean of Students and Director, Enrollment Management.
Schmailzl, 54, said the timing did not seem right before. As Executive Vice
President, the day-to-day details of the College prevented him from
considering the presidency as an option. Working as Interim President for 13
months and hiring a new Vice President of Academic Affairs, Schmailzl
decided that he was ready.
"The last year has gone well for the board and myself," he
said. "I decided this would be a good opportunity for me to step forward
and to not go through the effort and expense of hiring someone else.
We´re right in the middle of some very important things for the future
of MCC and to change players at this stage of the game would create a little
choppy water for us."
Schmailzl holds a bachelor´s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University
and a master´s degree from the University of South Dakota.
David Newell, MCC Board of Governors Chair, said Schmailzl has the
leadership and skills to manage the financial problems that MCC faces as a
result of the state funding and accelerating growth. "Schmailzl has been
an important part of MCC´s success for a long time," Newell said.
"He has working knowledge and experience in all levels of college
administration, and we look forward to the continued growth and success of the