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CCCCD Names New Executive Director / Dean At Preston Ridge Campus

CCCCD Names New Executive Director / Dean At Preston Ridge Campus

OCT. 23, 2001 - Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) recently named Ann Beheler as executive director/dean of the Engineering Technology Division, based at the Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco. With more than 20 years experience in information technology, Beheler joins CCCCD from Raytheon Professional Services, where she served as director of Product and Technology Management and was responsible for e-learning strategies, strategic alliances and product development. Prior to RPS, Beheler served as director of Certification at Novell, Inc., in Provo, UT.

Beheler sees an opportunity to elevate the college's reputation as a technical leader in education. "My goal is to put CCCCD on the map as being a premier educational institution in the latest technology," said Beheler. "By expanding our offerings to include both credit and continuing education programs, we will be meeting community needs. We want to be recognized as the college with technology programs of choice."

In addition to managing successful business units in private industry, Beheler also worked in higher education. Under Beheler's management at a community college, a computer networking program increased enrollment from 30 students per semester to 1000 per semester and was nationally recognized.

"Using my business, technical, certification and academic background, I plan to lead our technology programs into emerging areas and into more certification programs, all to be of real service to the community," said Beheler.

"CCCCD is committed to offering quality education in ways that best meets students needs," said Toni Jenkins, executive vice president of CCCCD. "By adding continuing education programs to already existing credit offerings, we can better serve the local business community. Ms. Beheler can draw from her experience in both private industry and academia and truly impact the strategic direction of the Engineering Technology division."

"I am totally impressed with the opportunity to make a difference at this institution," said Beheler. "CCCCD already has a reputation for having outstanding faculty and facilities in technology. I have the privilege of building on this base."

Beheler has authored a number of textbooks about networking, is the editor of CertMag Trainer Newsletter for Certification Magazine and writes a column for IT Contractor Magazine.

Beheler holds a master of science degree from the Florida Institute of Technology and a bachelor of science degree from Oklahoma State University. In addition, Beheler holds more than 20 IT certifications.

Beheler has been a resident of Richardson for more than 20 years.