Marta Yera Cronin, EdD, has been selected by Delaware County Community College’s Board of Trustees to become the College’s next president. Dr. Cronin will succeed L. Joy Gates Black, EdD, who will retire on June 30 of this year after six years of service to the College.
Dr. Cronin will be the College’s fifth president since its founding 55 years ago. She also will be the second woman and the first Latina to lead the College.
Dr. Cronin has over 30 years of experience in education. She has served in community colleges for more than two decades. She is currently president of Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC), in Oregon, she as vice president of Academic Affairs at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida. She also has more than a decade of K-12 teaching experience in Florida.
Dr. Cronin sad, “I look forward to joining the dedicated faculty, staff, administrators, board and community members as we collaboratively plan and work towards the College’s promising future.”
Kevin Scott, chair, Delaware County Community College Board of Trustees, said, “Dr. Cronin’s long and successful career in education, dedication to equity-related efforts and strong organizational and leadership skills will be great assets.”
Dr. Cronin currently serves as co-chair of the Oregon Community College Association’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, co-chair of the board for the Oregon League of Minority Voters and president of the Comunidades board, a bi-state organization dedicated to advocating for and empowering Latino women and youth in the region.
Dr. Cronin holds a Doctor of Education with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction from the University of Sarasota, a Master of Science degree in Reading from Barry University and a Bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Miami.