BCCC Names First Woman-of-Color President in its 57-Year History

Felicia Ganther Bucks County Community College President
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Bucks County Community College’s next president is Dr. Felicia Lorraine Ganther, reports Damon C. Williams in the Bucks County Courier Times.  

The school’s College Board of Trustees unanimously voted her in. She becomes the first Black woman to take leadership of BCCC in its 57 years. 

Ganther is replacing outgoing BCCC president Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt, who is retiring after nine years’ service. 

Ganther is particularly committed to recruitment and retention of African American, Latino and Native students. 

“I am very excited about the opportunity to build on the strong foundation at Bucks County Community College,” Ganther said in a statement. 

“With our continued focus on the implementation of our strategic commitments, a successful reaccreditation, and efforts toward inclusivity, Bucks will continue to innovate and reimagine how we serve and support our students towards transfer opportunities and career placement. 

Shanblatt offered her congratulations. “I join the campus community in welcoming Dr. Ganther to Bucks. Her academic credentials, experience, and commitment to the high ideals of the community college make her amply suited to help write the next chapters in Bucks’ story.” 

Shanblatt will be working with Ganther over coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition before her first day, July 1 

More about her appointment is at the Bucks County Courier Times. 

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