The Delta College Board of Trustees has selected and offered the position of Delta College President to Dr. Michael Gavin.
June 8, 2021
After a rigorous search, the board voted to offer Gavin the presidency. The trustees discussed each candidate and reviewed comments from faculty, staff, students and community members before making a decision. The Board also authorized a virtual campus visit to Gavin’s current college and directed Chair Nash, together with counsel, to negotiate the employment contract.
Gavin, Ph.D., is currently vice president of Learning at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. Gavin has a doctorate in American studies from the University of Maryland in College Park, a master’s degree in literature from American University in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor’s degree in literature from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
“We had a tremendous and well-qualified pool of candidates to consider, and I’d like to thank all members of the Presidential Search Advisory Committee for their dedication to this process,” Board Chair Mike Nash said. “I’d also like to thank all campus and community members for their participation in sharing their thoughts and hopes in a new leader. Dr. Gavin impressed us all with his experience and strategic vision of Delta, and I am confident he will be an outstanding leader for years to come.”
Several trustees also commented on the amazing depth and breadth of the candidate pool, particularly the extremely qualified and impressive finalists. Chair Nash added that in many ways this is just the beginning of the process.
Ty Stone, Ph.D., is President of Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York. She previously served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Stone earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Organization and Management from Capella University in Minneapolis; a Master of Business of Administration in Organizational Strategy from Trinity University in Washington, D.C.; and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Reva Curry, Ph.D., is Vice President of Instruction and Learning Services at Delta College in University Center, Michigan. She previously served as Executive Director for Stockton Center for Community Engagement at Stockton University (formerly Stockton College) in Pomona, NJ. Dr. Curry earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia; a Master of Education in Education from Augusta College in Augusta, Georgia; and a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technologies from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.
Michael Gavin, Ph.D., is Vice President of Learning at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. He previously served as Associate Vice President of Learning and Academic Affairs at Anne Arundel Community College. Dr. Gavin earned a Doctor of Philosophy in American Studies from the University of Maryland in College Park; a Master of Arts in Literature from American University in Washington, D.C.; and a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
If you have any questions, please contact:
- Jill Wakefield, Ed.D., ACCT Search Consultant
- Julie Golder, J.D., Vice President of Search Services, ACCT