St. Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC) is pleased to announce Dr. Lisa Stich of Estherville, Iowa, as the new Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs for the college, effective July 1, 2019. This decision brings closure to a competitive national search and solidifies an executive leadership team poised to move the college forward.
“I am excited to be joining the fine team at SCTCC in continuing to make a difference for our students,” said Dr. Stich. “This is an exciting time to be joining the college, and I am eager to get involved in the college and the community.”
Dr. Stich has well-developed and proven leadership skills related to the duties and responsibilities of her new position. For more than 20 years, she has held various executive, academic leadership and faculty positions in the two-year college sector and currently serves as the Executive Dean for the Estherville Campus at Iowa Lakes Community College. Prior to her current role, she held appointments as Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs at Illinois Central College and as Vice President of Academic and Student Services at West Shore Community College in Scottville, Michigan. Dr. Stich has extensive experience as a Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission, and was the Dean of Extended Learning and Institutional Advancement at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from Capella University (Minneapolis) and a master’s degree in Health Administration from Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee).
“Dr. Stich is eminently qualified and widely recognized as an academic leader and champion of students. Her skills and experiences will be an asset to the college as we work diligently to advance the economic and social mobility of individuals through affordable, high quality, postsecondary education and training,” said SCTCC President Annesa Cheek. “Dr. Stich will be a great addition to the college’s executive team and will play a key role in increasing SCTCC’s capacity to foster an environment where all students feel welcome and supported, produce equality in learning outcomes across student populations, and support the continued vitality and economic sustainability of the greater St. Cloud region.”