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Executive Cabinet


Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Human Resources

Amy Fugate Ph.D.

Amy Fugate Ph.D.

Vice President, Academic Affairs

Dr. Amy Fugate serves as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Mott Community College.

In this role she serves as the Chief Academic Officer of the college working with all faculty and academic leadership in providing an outstanding teaching and learning environment for students. This includes curriculum in Business, Fine Arts and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Humanities, Science and Math, and Technology. One of the important roles she serves is as the college liaison to the Higher Learning Commission, the college's accrediting body. She also is responsible for Institutional Research, Career and Technical Education, the Library, Professional Development and Experiential Learning.

Over the course of her career, Amy has been a college faculty member, a national award winning debate coach, and a Dean of Humanities & Fine Arts. Amy earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Kansas, a Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from Northern Michigan University.

Academic AffairsAQIPDivisionsLibrary ServicesPlanning, Research & Quality InitiativesProfessional Development

Larry Gawthrop

Larry Gawthrop

Chief Financial Officer

Larry’s responsibilities at the college include budget, debt management, capital funding, grant reporting, investments, purchasing, monthly accounting and internal reporting, and annual financial reporting to state and federal oversight agencies.

Larry holds a Bachelor’s of Accountancy degree from Walsh College and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Michigan. In September 2015, he was awarded the Outstanding Chief Business Officer for the region by the Community College Business Officials (CCBO).

Auxiliary Services
Administrative Services & Research/Loss Prevention and Risk
Physical Plant

Bernice Lindke

Vice President for Student Success - Interim
Student ServicesStudent Support ServicesAthletics

Robert Matthews

Robert Matthews

Associate Vice President Workforce & Economic Development

Robert Matthews currently serves as Associate Vice President of Workforce & Economic Development.

In this role, he identifies and leverages city, federal, state, philanthropic, and corporate resources to promote and advance community, economic and workforce development, and other strategic initiatives at the college. Mr. Matthews has over 20 years of experience in higher education which includes workforce development, student services, career development, grants development and management, supervision, and program/curriculum development.

His previous experience includes enrollment management, career services and the development of tutoring and mentoring programs for urban youth. Mr. Matthews holds a BA from The University of Michigan-Flint, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies at The University of Michigan, and is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at The University of Michigan-Flint.

Workforce DevelopmentContinuing EducationCorporate ServicesGateway to CollegeRegional Technology InitiativesStudent Employment Center

Cheryl Shelton

Cheryl Shelton

Chief Technology Officer

Cheryl Shelton currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Mott Community College.

Her responsibilities include providing high-level leadership and oversight to the College’s information technology services department in the areas of networking, telecommunications, web services, enterprise services, computer support and media services. She also serves on local and state technology boards and advisory groups.

Cheryl hold a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems from Ferris State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan – Flint. In 2008 she was a Chair Academy Exemplary Award winner and in 2007 received the YWCA Corporate Woman of Achievement award on behalf of Mott Community College.

Information Technology ServicesEnterprise ServicesComputing ServicesEducational Media ServicesNetwork & Web Services

Dale Weighill

Dale Weighill

Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Dale Weighill is the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Mott Community College.

His responsibilities include providing high-level leadership and management to the College’s branding, marketing, communications, and public relations initiatives, and to the ongoing cultivation, acquisition, and stewardship of major gifts from external sources.

Dale has a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts degree – both in Political Science -- from American University in Washington, DC and The University of Michigan in Dearborn, respectively. He graduated with Highest Distinction from both institutions, receiving numerous academic and student leadership honors and awards.

Institutional Advancement
Marketing & Communications
The Foundation for MCC
Alumni Association
Grant Development

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