Interim president named at Westchester Community College

January 25, 2014 by  

Westchester Community College, located in Valhalla with other campus locations around Mt. Kisco, recently named John F. M. Flynn as its interim president.

Flynn will serve as president until a permanent replacement is found for President Joseph Hankin who is retiring. Flynn graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in British history.

He joined the faculty of Westchester Community College in September 1972 and was the dean of academic affairs and vice president for the college from 1983 to 2005.

According to vice chair of the Westchester Community College Board of Trustees, Betsy Stern, Flynn is an excellent college administrator and is well liked and respected throughout the academic community. He is knowledgeable with regards to the college and the community and with his expertise and experience he will be able to lead the college well during his term.

Flynn commented that he had worked closely with Dr. Hankin for almost 25 years, along with the faculty, staff and other administrators, to help build the college as it is today. He is very happy to be able to serve the college again as it looks fto continue the legacy of Dr. Hankin.

Westchester Community College is located on 218 acres of the former John Hartford estate and has a student body of 12,000 full- and part-time students. The college offers more than 60 associate and certificate programs.

It’s likely that a local print company has been employed to help the college community spread awareness of this appointment.