A press release and photo from McHenry County College:
At a special board meeting on August 4, 2009, the McHenry County College Board of Trustees voted to appoint Bob DeWitt to fill the position vacated by Scott Summers, who resigned in June.
With nearly 20 years of experience in higher education service development and delivery, DeWitt will bring his passion for learning and research to the table as he works closely with other trustees to fulfill a strong vision of success at the college.
DeWitt currently works for SunGard Higher Education, where his focus is on research and technology. He has served in various high-level positions at SunGard, including Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO) at several community colleges and universities.
Previously, he was CIO at National-Louis University for three years. He has also served as both a consultant and educator for numerous corporations and institutions, both in the United States and internationally.
DeWitt earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), as well as a Master of Science (M.S.) degree, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned his Baccalaureate Degree (B.S.) from University of Missouri at Rolla.
After DeWitt’s appointment, MCC Board of Trustees chairperson, George Lowe, stated,
“On behalf of the board, we are just thrilled that Trustee DeWitt is going to be working with us.
“He is very enthusiastic about both the college and its programs, especially the new ERP system, and his fresh viewpoint will be an added benefit as we plan for MCC’s future.”
After his appointment, DeWitt stated,
“MCC is a great institution which benefits a great deal from the strong support of the community. MCC’s continued strong enrollment growth demonstrates that local students recognize the quality of its academic programs.
“I am honored to have been chosen by the board to contribute to the further success of the college.”
A resident of Crystal Lake, DeWitt is also committed to the community. He volunteers his time as a member of the Voices in Harmony (formerly the Crystal Lake Community Chorus). His wife, Sharon, is a leader in information technology in the area, and volunteers her time to coach people who have lost their jobs in the current economic crisis.
DeWitt was chosen from 23 eligible candidates to serve as the newest trustee through the April, 2011 election.