Schoolcraft College has announced that Dr. Glenn Cerny will be the College’s next President after a meeting of Schoolcraft College’s Board of Trustees and unanimous vote on Wednesday, July 1.
Cerny, who previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Schoolcraft College, succeeds Dr. Conway A. Jeffress. Jeffress, who, has served as president of the two-year community college since July of 2001, announced on Jan. 10 that he was retiring. Cerny’s first day as President will be Aug. 1.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Cerny as our next President of Schoolcraft College,” said Brian D. Broderick, Chair of Schoolcraft College’s Board of Trustees and leader of the presidential search committee. “Our rigorous and in-depth screening and interview process, which included valued input from Schoolcraft College faculty, staff, students, the Schoolcraft College Foundation board and the wider community, informed our decision. All of our finalists were of the highest quality, and in the end, we feel Dr. Cerny is the right choice to lead Schoolcraft College into the next era.”
Cerny has spent nearly his entire career in higher education in the business services area. Before coming to Schoolcraft College in 2010, Cerny had worked for North Central Michigan College, Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Lansing Community College and the University of Michigan.
As Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Cerny and his team were responsible for Schoolcraft College’s $90 million budget.
“First, I’d like to express my deep appreciation to the Schoolcraft College Board of Trustees for their confidence in me to lead Schoolcraft College as the next president,” Cerny said. “I am grateful to have this opportunity and look forward to helping Schoolcraft College students, faculty and staff reach even greater heights while further strengthening our commitment to the community and our partners.”
Schoolcraft College faculty, staff, students, Foundation board members and community members have had the opportunity to meet Cerny as a candidate through virtual meetings. Additional opportunities to get to know Schoolcraft College’s new president will be planned as the College stabilizes its return to campus and can provide an environment to share time in person.