Pam Eddinger is the new President of Bunker Hill Community CollegeDr.
Dr. Pam Eddinger is the new President of Bunker Hill Community College
Posted May 3, 2013
Pam Eddinger is the President of Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA.
Dr. Eddinger began her tenure at the 15,000-student, comprehensive community college in 2005, and served as Executive Vice President (chief instruction and student services officer) from 2005 to June 2008.
assumes the presidency on July 1, 2013, as Mary L. Fifield retires after more than 16 years at the helm of BHCC
Eddinger received the unanimous recommendation of the BHCC Board of Trustees on April 22 and then received unanimous approval by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education on April 30.
In accepting the vote of the Board of Higher Education, Eddinger said, "I thank Bunker Hill Community College, the BHCC Board of Trustees, Commissioner Freeland and the Board of Higher Education for their confidence.
Chair of the BHCC Board of Trustees Marita Rivero said, "We found in Dr. Eddinger someone who met all of our requirements for experience, commitment and values-and who understands the kind of infrastructure Mary Fifield has built here.
has compiled a distinguished record of academic leadership both here in the Commonwealth and more recently in California."
comments following the vote, Eddinger
mentioned several BHCC programs and initiatives which she
regarded as key to the success of community college students.
has served community colleges since 1993 in a number of leadership areas, including institutional advancement, academic affairs, student services and marketing relations.
From 2002 to 2005, she served as an administrator at MassBay Community College first as vice president of academic affairs and dean of the faculty (2002-2004), then as executive vice president (2004-2005).
At MassBay, she successfully led the college's 10-year accreditation self-study, chaired the college's strategic planning committee, and secured a $2 million legislative earmark for capital improvement.
reorganized the college's three academic institutes, raised enrollment in the division of continuing education by 13 percent, increased revenue by $2 million, and expanded the automotive technology center with partners GM Motors, Daimler Chrysler, Toyota and BMW
In 2005, she began her tenure at Moorpark College, a 15,000-student, comprehensive community college, serving as executive vice president from 2005 to 2008, before being tapped to serve as college president.
proved to be a leader in institutional effectiveness and long-term planning and strategy.
At Moorpark, she led the college's development of the 2009-2019 educational master plan as well as other planning initiatives.
spearheaded the identification of core academic curricula, launched a web-based student planning and development initiative, guided expansion of distance learning, and committed sustainable resources for the creation of a student success center.
immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 11 and grew up in Miami, Florida.
She received her bachelor's degree in English from Barnard College in New York City, and earned both her master's degree and doctorate in Modern Japanese Literature at Columbia University.