Moraine trustees approve vice president appointment

The Moraine Valley Community College board of trustees has voted to approve the appointment of Pamela Haney as the school’s vice president of academic affairs.Haney succeeds Sylvia Jenkins, who began her duties as college president on July 2.

Haney has served as Moraine’s dean of liberal arts and dean of academic services, where she was responsible for strategic planning reports for academic affairs, orientation for new deans, faculty recruitment, faculty evaluation, and adjunct faculty programs. She developed and implemented the adjunct advancement program and effective teaching strategies seminars, and has been an adjunct faculty member.

Haney has worked at four-year schools, most recently from 2007 to 2009 as university ombudsman for faculty and staff at the University of Nevada-Reno. Prior to coming to Moraine, Haney was a program administrator and an assistant professor of Communication Arts at Defiance College (Ohio). She served as co-director of Defiance’s honors program, communication arts internship director and the multicultural programming events coordinator. She also taught as an assistant professor of speech communication at Norfolk State University in Virginia.

Haney holds a doctorate degree in interpersonal communication from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a master’s degree in speech communication and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Norfolk State.