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Three vice presidents begin new roles at Gateway

All three promoted from within

FLORENCE, Ky. (July 1, 2015) — Three vice presidents assumed their new positions today at Gateway Community and Technical College.

gateJames Younger, vice president for administrative and business affairs
As dean of business affairs, Younger planned and built consensus for the 35 million dollar Gateway budget and was responsible for leadership of financial planning, revenue forecasting, and long-and- short-term budget requirements for the college. Younger and his team earned the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Budget and Financial Planning Excellence Award in 2013, 2014, 2015 and the Budget Best Practice Award in 2013, 2014.

Younger holds a Master of Science degree from Northern Kentucky University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehead State University.

Carissa Schutzman, vice president of Corporate College
As dean of Workforce Solutions, Schutzman worked with local businesses to create customized training for incumbent workers and helped develop a pipeline of employees for companies by marketing, recruiting and engaging potential employees and students. She also supervised the workforce development liaisons and guided the sales of training contracts and the convening of various employer groups. Schutzman also supervised the work of the workforce transitions coordinator and the Raise the Floor coordinator whose work included STEM days and camps, apprenticeship programs, and special initiatives to recruit high school students and women into advanced manufacturing.

Schutzman is currently in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation in Higher Education from the University of Kentucky. She holds a Master of Arts in Education/English from Northern Kentucky University and B.A. in English/Education from Centre College.

Dr. Teri VonHandorf, vice president for academic affairs
As associate provost for academic affairs, VonHandorf successfully led initiatives to redesign developmental education, improve the course scheduling process and expand dual credit opportunities. She has served on numerous academic committees with Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and oversees academic programming for the General Education, Developmental Education and Protective and Professional Services Divisions. Prior to this position, she served Gateway as the division chair of Interdisciplinary Studies and assistant professor of developmental mathematics.

VonHandorf holds an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership from Northern Kentucky University (NKU), a Developmental Education Certification from Appalachian State University, and a Master of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, both from NKU.