Dr. Dianna Phillips brings more than 20 years of demonstrated success in higher education to the position of Interim President, serving in a number of roles ranging from executive, leadership, and faculty positions. Most recently, she served as the President of the Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland.
Dr. Phillips began her higher education career at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale serving as an administrator and faculty member, followed by a position at SUNY Brockport as an Assistant Professor. Other highlights of her professional career include Chief Executive Officer of the District of Columbia Community College, Executive Vice President of Educational Services at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey, Dean of Technical Education at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York, among several others.
She possesses a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Foundations of Education with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration from the University of Buffalo, in addition to a Master of Science from Buffalo State College in Student Personnel Administration with an emphasis in Adult Education. Dr. Phillips received a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Legal Studies from National University in San Diego, along with an Associate General Studies Degree from Chaminade University in Honolulu.
Upon her graduation from high school, she joined the United States Navy where she would serve 14 years on active duty as a communications specialist in Hawaii, London, the Bahamas, Iceland and California.