Trustees name Dr. Amit Singh Edmonds CC President
At a special meeting held March 2, Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees voted to offer Dr. Amit Singh the role of the next president. Singh accepted and will begin work June 25, 2018.
The selection of Singh completes a national, extensive search that began last summer and involved participation from students, employees, and community members. In making their decision, the Trustees considered the results of nearly 300 survey responses and comments submitted by community members, students, and employees.
"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to lead a great college like Edmonds Community College and I am very much looking forward to joining the Edmonds CC family in June and continuing the work of students' access, success, and completion,” said Singh. “I am extremely thankful to the Board of Trustees for selecting me to lead this fine institution and I am also thankful to the students, faculty, staff, and the community members for their support.”
Singh is the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio, and has served in this capacity since March 2014.
Prior to joining Clark State, he was the Dean of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer at the largest campus of Cuyahoga Community College in Parma, Ohio. He also served as the Dean of the Business and Computer Science division at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania. He previously served as the Assistant Dean of the Business and Social Science division and as a Professor of Business, Economics, and Finance at Darton College, a two-year college in Albany, Georgia (now merged with Albany State University). Singh has also taught as an Adjunct Faculty at Kennesaw State University, Albany State University, and Georgia Southwestern State University in Georgia.
Prior to joining academia, Singh worked as an Investment Analyst at a brokerage firm and as a Senior Financial Analyst at a corporate governance consulting firm in Atlanta, Georgia. His experience also includes working for a start-up company as the Chief Executive Officer.
His leadership training includes attending Future Leaders Institute and Future Presidents Institute offered by the American Association of Community Colleges. He is also a graduate of Management Development Program from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Currently he is part of the ASPEN Presidential Fellowship, 2017-18 cohort.
Singh holds four graduate degrees - MA in Economics, MBA, MS in Finance, and PhD in Economics.