Dr. Katherine P. Douglas began her tenure as the 6th President of Corning Community College on July 1, 2011.
Dr. Douglas received her Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Most recently, she successfully completed the Institute for New Presidents, at Harvard University.
Dr. Douglas is a leader and innovator in her field of study at every level of higher education. Prior to arriving at Corning Community College, Dr. Douglas served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Sussex County Community College (SCCC) in Newton, New Jersey. Dr. Douglas began her community college career at Greenfield Community College (GCC) in Greenfield, Massachusetts. She earned tenure and the rank of professor teaching Outdoor Leadership for 20 years before entering academic administration as the Associate Dean of GCC’s Division of Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Douglas continued her academic administrative career at Holyoke Community College (HCC) in Holyoke, Massachusetts as Dean of the Division of Social Sciences.
In addition to being both a published author and international presenter on community college leadership, Dr. Douglas also had a successful career as a consultant, a trainer for the New Games Foundation, a founding partner of PlayWorks in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a trainer and executive coach for the Brimstone Consulting Group based in Portland, Maine.
At CCC, Dr. Douglas cut the ribbon on CCC’s first residence hall in the summer of 2013, led the development of a new strategic plan, and oversaw a $20 million capital investment in the Spencer Hill campus that transformed the Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library, established the Learning Commons, launched the Educational Planning Center, and reignited the athletic program with new facilities, including new turf fields.