February 10, 2000
CCBC APPOINTS TECHNOLOGY AND PLANNING CHIEF
Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail, chancellor, The Community College
of Baltimore County (CCBC), has announced the appointment of Ronald C. Heacock,
Ph.D., as vice chancellor for technology and planning. Heacock has held the
position on an interim basis since July 1998.
"Dr. Heacock has done a tremendous job for CCBC. As part
of our management team, he has been instrumental in developing and tracking
our strategic and operational plans. These plans are leading us closer to our
goal of being one of the premier LearningFirst community colleges in the nation.
Most important, Dr. Heacock has made sure that our plans and objectives are
being translated into concrete specific actions to improve student learning,"
said Dr. McPhail.
In addition to being responsible for strategic operational planning,
Heacock oversees the entire information technology services of CCBC for both
administrative and faculty computing.
"I am pleased that in a relatively short time, we have reorganized
CCBC into one multi-campus, student-centered institution. This has been, and
continues to be, a significant challenge that we are meeting successfully,"
As vice chancellor for technology and planning, Heacock will
continue to plan and implement programs that will assist CCBC's faculty and
staff in maximizing resources, integrating technology, and building a sense
of community to advance student learning. He will be responsible for an ongoing
assessment of college systems and processes to make certain that all institutional
structures enhance the effectiveness of college operations. At CCBC, Heacock
developed the first long-range technology plan for the college that resulted
in a new administrative computing system. He has also overseen a new integrated
library computer system and upgraded instructional computing throughout the
college with the installation of more than 1,500 new computers.
"Our plans are not simply put on the shelf to gather dust.
Instead, they become a real plan for action. I look forward to the continuing
challenge of making CCBC a dynamic and vital educational institution that effectively
serves a large and diverse population," added Heacock.
Before coming to CCBC in 1996, Heacock worked at Howard Community