Donald Generals Jr. to Lead the Community College of Philadelphia

GeneralsThe board of trustees of the Community College of Philadelphia has announced the appointment of Donald Generals Jr. as the college’s next president. He is scheduled to take office as the college’s sixth president on July 1. The Community College of Philadelphia enrolls about 19,000 students and African Americans make up about half of the student body.

Currently, Dr. Generals is vice president for academic affairs at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, New Jersey. He has served in that role since 2008. Previously, he served for five years as provost at the Katharine Gibbs School in New York City. Earlier is his career he held administrative posts at Rockland Community College in Suffern, New York, and Passaic County Community College in New Jersey.

“I am honored to accept the Board’s appointment to serve as the next President of Community College of Philadelphia,” said Dr. Generals. “This historic institution, one of the largest in Pennsylvania and one of the largest of its kind in the nation, serves a vital role in providing education and opportunity. The College is a place where the American Dream begins for tens of thousands of Philadelphians every year, and I am very excited by the prospect of helping to expand its service of that mission.”

Dr. Generals is the author of Booker T. Washington: The Architect of Progressive Education (Strategic Book Publishing, 2013). He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey and an educational doctorate from Rutgers University.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Elizabeth City State University Establishes Transfer Agreements With a Local Community College

Through three recently signed agreements, students at the College of the Albemarle now have the opportunity for a seamless transfer to Elizabeth City State University upon completion of their associate's degree.

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Reports on Demographic Disparities Within American Public Workforce

The report found that Black workers in overrepresented occupations make about $20,000 to $30,000 less than the compensation of White workers in overrepresented fields. African Americans were also found to be more likely than White Americans to work in a lower-wage, segregated occupations.

Christon Arthur Named First Black President of La Sierra University in California

Upon assuming his new role on July 1, Dr. Arthur will become the first Black president of La Sierra University. He has served as provost of Andrews University in Michigan for the past eight years.

Business Leaders Engaging in Same-Race Diversity Initiatives Are Perceived as Displaying Favoritism

When asked to measure their employers' effectiveness in same-race versus cross-race diversity efforts, participants were more likely to negatively rate leaders who engaged in diversity initiatives geared towards members of their own race.

Featured Jobs