Here is a message I sent to the College community regarding PCC’s new Vice President of Instruction at our Downtown Campus:
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Lamata D. Mitchell is the College’s new Vice President of Instruction for Downtown Campus.
Lamata, who fills a vacant position at Downtown Campus, has served for nearly 20 years as a community college instructor and administrator. She has a strong background in mission fulfillment, accreditation, mentoring, student affairs and curriculum development.
Since January 2010, Lamata has been Dean of Communication at Rock Valley College, a two-year college in Rockford, Ill. As Dean, she is responsible for offering quality programs that align with the strategic goals and initiatives for the more than 3,300 students in Rock Valley’s Communication Division.
Lamata has 20 years’ teaching experience in English at Rock Valley, where she was instrumental in developing a course in Non-Western Literature, 1800-present. She also taught British Literature, 1800-present; Shakespeare; and other courses.
Lamata has a doctorate in English from Northern Illinois University, a master of arts in English from Andrews University in Michigan, a master of arts in Publishing and Journalism from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, and a bachelor of arts in English and Philosophy from Trent University in the United Kingdom.
I want to thank the members of the search committee for their work. Also, Pat Houston and Ian Roark should be commended for their leadership in the position in an interim capacity.
Lamata’s first day at the College will be Sept. 26. She reports to Dr. David Doré, President of the Downtown and Northwest campuses. Please join me in welcoming Lamata to the College.