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College Officers

Dr. Pittman

Jeff Pittman

Chancellor
Cosand Center
314-539-5150

Jeff Pittman, Ph.D., began his role as chancellor of STLCC in July 2015. Pittman previously served as the statewide vice president of corporate college services and online education at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, and has served in wide variety of academic leadership roles for the college for the past 27 years in four geographic regions and the system office. Most recently, Pittman was instrumental in the reorganization and development of a lean organization for the delivery of Corporate College customized workforce training and services to business, industry, and individuals throughout the state of Indiana. Pittman also served as chancellor of Ivy Tech’s Wabash Valley Region for 11 years, and simultaneously worked as the statewide vice provost of distance education for three of the years. Under Pittman’s leadership, the college’s enrollment in online education doubled from more than 32,000 students per year in 2008 to 69,000 students in 2010. Pittman’s doctorate in educational leadership, administration, and foundations is from Indiana State University. His master’s degree in human resource development is from Indiana State University, and his bachelor’s degree in business is from Indiana University.

Andrew Langrehr

Andrew langrehr

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
314-539-5364

Andrew Langrehr was appointed as vice chancellor of academic affairs in July 2015. He provides district-wide oversight of the college’s curriculum-related policies, articulation of courses and programs, assessment of student learning outcomes, institutional research, and instructional resources. Langrehr previously served as the vice president of academic affairs at St. Louis Community College-Meramec. He was hired at St. Louis Community College as a full-time chemistry instructor in 2001. He served as both the department chair for physical and engineering sciences and the academic dean for the science and technology division prior to his appointment as vice president. Andrew was a full-time chemistry instructor at Jefferson College (Hillsboro, MO) before coming to St. Louis Community College. He began his community college career as an adjunct chemistry instructor at Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, IA). Langrehr studied chemistry at both Central College (Pella, IA) and the University of Iowa earning a B.A. and M.S., respectively. He also holds a Ph.D. in education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Ginny Schorle

VIRGINIA (GINNY) SCHORLE
Chief Information Officer/ Vice Chancellor of Information Technology
Cosand Center
314-539-5996

Virginia (Ginny) Schorle was named the College's Chief Information Officer (CIO)/Vice Chancellor of Information Technology in February 2016. Ginny previously served as the College's Director of Technology Planning and Management. As CIO, Ginny will serve as the strategic and visionary leader for the integration of educational and business technology in support of the College's mission. She will provide direction, guidance and support on all operational technology matters including architectures, integration, systems, data center, security and data privacy, data management, customer support, enterprise applications, telecommunications, disaster recovery, and all other aspects of the technology infrastructure.

Paul Zinck

Paul Zinck

Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration
Cosand Center
314-539-5291

The College named Paul Zinck Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration in February of 2016. Previous to this appointment Paul was Acting Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration and was also Controller for the College. Paul is Chief Financial Officer for the District and is responsible for all activity related to the College's $150 million budget, accounting, and finance. He directs financial aspects of the self-funded health insurance and coordinate activities and administration of insurance programs for the College. He also oversees the engineering and design department, district facilities, and auxiliary business enterprises; and perform duties as treasurer for the STLCC board of trustees. Paul's other higher education experience includes adjunct instructor position at Lindenwood University and McKendree University and administrative and finance positions with Washington University and McKendree University. Previous to entering higher education, Paul served at many different assignments over a 20-year career in the U.S. Army, during which he received numerous millitary awards and decorations. Paul holds both a Master of Business Admnistration degree and a bachelor's degree in accounting, both from McKendree University.

 

Leadership Team Members

Larry Johnson

Provost, Forest Park
314-644-9045

Larry D. Johnson, Jr., D.A., was named provost of St. Louis Community College-Forest Park in July 2016. He serves as the chief executive of the campus, providing academic and administrative leadership. Johnson brings more than a decade of experience as a faculty member and academic leader in community and technical college education. Prior to joining STLCC, he served as the associate dean of academic affairs at Broward College-South Campus. He began his career as an English and Reading Instructor at Tallahassee Community College. He has also served as an Instructor, Student Concerns Officer, Associate Professor and Division Chair of Arts & Sciences and Developmental Education. Johnson holds a Doctor of Arts degree in Humanities from Clark Atlanta University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Florida A&M University and a Master of Arts degree in Humanities (Medieval to Baroque Studies) from Florida State University. He is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Institutional Research in Higher Education.

Carol Lupardus

Provost, Meramec
314-984-7761

Dr. Carol Lupardus was named Provost of STLCC-Meramec in July, 2016. Prior to this role, she was Vice-President for Academic Affairs at STLCC's Florissant Valley campus. She came to St. Louis Community College as an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education in 2001. Dr. Lupardus is currently serving STLCC as a member of the college team participating in the Higher Learning Commission's Academy for the Assessment of Student Learning. She also serves as the co-chair for the STLCC Continuous Quality Improvement team. The Missouri State Board of Education appointed Dr. Lupardus to the Missouri Advisory Council for the Certification of Educators representing the Missouri School Boards' Association where she served for five years. She was reappointed for a four-year term representing the Missouri Community College Association in 2013. In 2007, she was elected as President of the Community College Division of the Missouri Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. In 2005, Dr. Lupardus earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University. She holds a master's degree in education from Saint Louis University and a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Michael Dreith

Associate Provost
Wildwood
636-422-2250

Michael Dreith began his duties July, 2016. He was born and raised near St. Louis in Illinois, and established his career in print and broadcast journalism. In 1986, he joined the faculty at Lewis and Clark Community College, teaching radio, public speaking and humanities. In 2001, Dreith was named president of Frontier Community College (Fairfield, Ill.), thereby becoming the first Illinois community college graduate to become president of an Illinois community college. In 2007, he served as president of Western Texas College (Snyder, Texas). He was named president of John A. Logan College in May 2012. He holds a bachelor’s degree in workforce education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, a master’s degree in media communications from Webster University, and a doctorate in higher education from Nova Southeastern University. He was twice elected as the president of the Lewis and Clark Faculty Association. Dreith is an avid photographer, loves Cardinal baseball and college basketball. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and has been the president of three different Rotary Clubs.

JO-ANN DIGMAN
Executive Director, STLCC Foundation
Cosand Center
314-539-5358

Jo-Ann Digman was appointed executive director of the STLCC Foundation in March 2011. She previously served as the executive director of InSight St. Louis, a non-profit dedicated to recruiting students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to St. Louis to live and work. She also served as vice president of external relations for the Merisant Company. She was director of external relations for Monsanto, and was assistant to the chancellor at Saint Louis University. Digman also served from 1986-92 as district director for U.S. Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond, and as a caseworker from 1979-82 for U.S. John Danforth. She holds both master's and bachelor's degrees in social work from Saint Louis University.

Rebecca Emerson

Rebecca Emerson

Executive Director for School and Community Partnerships
Cosand Center
314-539-5127

Rebecca Emerson, a licensed professional clinical counselor, was appointed executive director for school and community partnerships in June 2015. Prior to joining STLCC, Emerson served as system director of dual credit and transfer for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and as assistant dean for special projects at Henderson Community College in Kentucky. Emerson also served on Kentucky’s statewide college and career readiness task force. Under Emerson’s leadership, the Kentucky system hosted the first statewide transfer summit, a national model of collaboration between two- and four-year institutions. In addition to working closely with state and national dual credit and transfer leaders, Emerson served as co-editor and contributing author for the Kentucky Transfer Monograph. Before beginning her career in higher education in 2005, Emerson worked as director of dropout prevention for Henderson County Schools in Kentucky and taught as an adjunct instructor for Tarrant County College District in Texas. Emerson earned her B.A. in journalism and broadcast communications from Wayne State College, her M.A. in church and community ministries, and her M.A. in marriage and family counseling, both from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Educational Leadership from Johnson University. 

Bill Miller

BILL MILLER
Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources
Cosand Center
314-539-5220

Bill Miller was appointed as assistant vice chancellor for human resources in June 2015. Miller has over 35 years experience in human resources, having worked in the corporate arena for McDonnell Douglas (Boeing), Ancilla Systems, in both Missouri and Illinois for Lutheran Senior Services, and for the Toney Watkins Co. In 2004, Governor Matt Blunt appointed Miller to the St. Louis County Board of Elections. Miller was appointed by Governor Jay Nixon as the state’s personnel director in 2009. After leaving the state in 2012, Miller was again appointed in 2014 as Commissioner on the Missouri Housing Development Commission. Miller is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management, St. Louis Leadership Center (FOCUS St. Louis) and the Human Resource Management Association. He is a past member of the College of Healthcare Executives, a past board member for the Alzheimer’s Association and past president of 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis. A Vietnam era veteran, Miller holds a master’s degree in business from National Louis University-Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics from Tennessee State University.

Mary Nelson

MARY NELSON
General Counsel
Cosand Center
314-539-5330

Mary Nelson was named St. Louis Community College general counsel and chief legal officer in September 2014. Nelson has more than 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors, including stints in two mayoral administrations in St. Louis, positions in state government, and partnerships in several firms. Nelson’s law practice concentrated in real estate, construction, and business law. In June 2015 she was appointed to serve on the Missouri State Highways and Transportation Commission. She was the first African-American woman appointed to Missouri’s Administrative Hearing Commission, leaving that post to accept her current position with STLCC.  Nelson served as president of the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners, on the 2001 Missouri House of Representatives Reapportionment and Redistricting Commission, and served two terms on the Board of Trustees of the MU Law School Foundation. An active member of the Missouri Bar, Nelson has held leadership posts for the Bar Foundation Board of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Mound City Bar Association. Nelson earned her bachelor’s degree in political philosophy from Princeton University. Her juris doctorate is from the University Of Missouri School of Law.

Kedra Tolson

Kedra Tolson

Executive Director, Marketing and Communications

Kedra Tolson was named interim executive director of marketing and communications in February 2016. She previously served as marketing and communications coordinator at St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley campus. Prior to joining STLCC, Tolson served as communications manager for Jazz St. Louis, a non-profit organization that promotes, presents and preserves jazz in St. Louis through performances, education and outreach activities. She also served as media relations manager for the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and communications and marketing director for Focus St. Louis. Tolson returned to STLCC in 2010 after having served as assistant coordinator for community relations from 1997 to 2001. She has served on the Florissant Valley and districtwide Institutional Affairs Council and is currently co-chair of the Higher Learning Commission Self-Study Criterion 1 (Mission) Committee. Tolson earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.