New Deans Head Newly Established Academic Divisions at CCC
Students attending Camden County College this fall will find two newly created academic divisions and two newly appointed deans to oversee them. Susan Choi of Voorhees is heading the Division of Math and Science, and Anne McGinley of Palmyra is leading the Division of Nursing, Health Sciences and Human Services.
Growth and increased specialization within CCC’s academic programming necessitated a split of the Division of Math, Science and Health Careers into two new divisions. The former division had been headed for more than 10 years by Dean Wendy Blume, who has taken another assignment at the College.
“The creation of these two new divisions will enable the College to focus more on building its premier STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and health science programs,” said academic affairs Vice President Margaret Hamilton. “It also will help CCC secure upper baccalaureate partners for graduates wishing to continue their higher education on the Blackwood Campus.”
Choi is overseeing CCC’s biology, chemistry, health and exercise science, mathematics and physics departments. McGinley is overseeing CCC’s dental, food and nutrition science, health information technology, human services, medical laboratory technology, nursing, ophthalmic technology, surgical technology and veterinary technology departments and its partnership programs in nursing (Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing); paramedic science (Virtua); radiology (Cooper University Hospital); and respiratory therapy (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey).
Choi holds a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from North Carolina State University and earned her doctorate in chemistry from Penn State University. She worked for DuPont for eight years at the Central Research & Development Center and in Nylon Intermediates & Specialty Polymers.
Before joining the College’s Chemistry Department as a full-time faculty member in 2004, Choi taught at CCC as an adjunct instructor. She was as the department chair for four years and then served as assistant dean of the former Division of Math, Science and Health Careers.
McGinley earned a nursing diploma from the Northeastern Hospital School of Nursing, a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Penn State University and a master of science degree in nursing and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to being licensed as a registered nurse, she holds specialty certifications as a women’s health nurse practitioner and in in-patient obstetrics.
Before coming to CCC, McGinley was chief nursing officer and vice president of education and research for Lourdes Health System. She previously served as dean of Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing, assistant dean of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Nursing – Stratford Campus, director of undergraduate nursing programs at Thomas Jefferson University and assistant program director of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Published: July 19, 2012