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About President McColgin

Cathleen.McColgin.Env.9.15.110r5President Cathleen McColgin joined Herkimer County Community College in June 2015 as the institution’s fourth president. Dr. McColgin previously served as provost and senior vice president at Onondaga Community College, as provost of Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus and as a faculty member and coordinator of the Nursing Arts Laboratory at Cayuga. She is a registered nurse and served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve as a member of the 376th Combat Support Hospital, obtaining the rank of captain.

President McColgin is a proud community college graduate with associate degrees from two community colleges. She also holds a bachelor’s of science from Syracuse University’s College of Nursing, and an M.S. in Nursing and a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Syracuse University.

In addition to serving as an evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Dr. McColgin is a member of the Higher Education Research and Development Institute, a national advisory board comprised of community college presidents, and serves as secretary for the New York Community Colleges Association of Presidents (NYCCAP). She is also a member of the following boards: SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s College of Health Science Advisory Board, Regional Advisory Board of Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Utica Region, Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties and Mohawk Valley EDGE.