Dr. Deborah Snyder has been president of St. Clair County
Community College (SC4) since March 7, 2016.
Dr. Snyder is a graduate of Port Huron Northern High School,
and also attended SC4. Her academic
credentials include a Ph.D. in organizational communication, a master’s degree
in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wayne
Prior to her appointment at SC4, Dr. Snyder served as
President and Chief Academic Officer for Cogswell College, a regionally
accredited institution in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Over the course of her 30-year career in higher education,
Dr. Snyder has held multiple academic and administrative leadership positions
at the University of Michigan-Flint, Walsh College of Business in Troy,
Michigan, and Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She served as Dean of Business and Senior
Vice Provost for Academic Programs at Strayer University in Washington, D.C. Additionally, she has consulted with colleges
and universities across the country in areas of academic program quality,
reputation building, and integrated communication strategies.
Dr. Snyder has written two books, one about adult learners, The New Traditionals, and the second on
Internet Marketing, e-Marketing Basics.
She is published in encyclopedias of instructional technology and distributed
learning. A third book, Old School, New
School, is in the final stages of production and details the present state and
future potential for institutions of higher education.
Snyder met her husband, Tom, while both were attending Port Huron
Northern. The Snyders have two adult
daughters, two grandchildren, and are diehard Detroit Red Wings fans.