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The 15 Must Follow Community College CEOs on Twitter 2017

As we approach the 2017 American Association of Community College Conference in New Orleans I thought I would push out my 2017 list of Social Community College CEOs on Twitter.  This list is much larger than the list I started in 2014.  In fact, I only did the Top 12, because that is how few community college presidents were tweeting.  My total list of community college presidents tweeting has grown to 67.  A dozen of those setup twitter accounts between 2104 – 2016.
I am again confident this very social group will keep everyone informed on the happenings at the meeting.    To kick off this barrage of social info I am going to give a shout out to my former colleague, Joanna Anderson,  who is now the President of State Fair Community College in Missouri and who is doing a great job of sharing campus events.  The presidents listed are there because they use Twitter to create a unique social relationship with their campus constituents.  I do have a formula which I developed 4 years ago when I started this list which takes into account many factors beyond the quantity of tweets.  This year I did tweak it slightly as Twitter now allows you to create Moments.  I also give Kent Points.  Those are for stuff I like such as having fly fishing listed in their profile.  It hasn’t helped anyone get on the must follow list, but hey it is my list so I might as well have some fun with it!
The following are my newcomers to my comprehensive list of Community College presidents who Tweet and two of these (Tom Huebner and Scott Rails) moved on to my must follow listing.

Monte Sullivan @LCTCSpresident @LCTCSpresident
Marcia Ballinger @PresBallinger Lorain County Community College
Mary Spilde @maryspilde Lane Community College
Deneece Huftalin @SLCCHuftalin Salt Lake Community College
Tom Huebner @EMCCHuebner ‏ East Mississippi Community College
Sasan Poureetezad @sasankp ‏ Interim President at Mesa Community College.
Mark Brainar @DrMarkBrainard Delaware Technical Community College
Scott Ralls @NOVA_Prez Northern Virginia Community College
John Downey @brdownj ‏ Blue Ridge Community College
Christina Royal @christinaroyal7 ‏ Holyoke Community College.

My more comprehensive list of community college CEO’s who are using Twitter in 2017 to communicate is also provided at the end of the post.  This would be a great list to watch during the 2017 conference.  This year watch for the hashtag  #AACC2017  The Community College CEOs on my must follow list push out quite a number of Tweets, but more importantly they are using Twitter to network professionally, share information and keep their campus community up to date.    
What is important about this list is that these presidents use Twitter to promotes their institution, stay involved in student and campus activities as well as interacts with leaders from business, politics other schools.  They all use the tool a little differently but all have managed to develop a social media approach that makes sense for them.
The top 15 in my view understand the benefits and power of social collaboration and how it enables institutions to better serve and collaborate with campus constituents.   Well done.  

The 15 Must Follow Community College CEOs on Twitter 2017 from Kent Brooks

The list below includes the top 15 and more of the most social CEO’s in the community college world.  
Other community college presidents to follow on Twitter:

First Name Last Name Twitter Handle Institution
Joanna Anderson @SFCCpredient State Fair Community College
David Armstrong @BrowardCPrez Broward College
Edna Baehre @EdnaKolov Tidewater Community College
Marcia Ballinger @PresBallinger Lorain County Community College
Anthony Beebe @DrAnthonyBeebe San Diego CC District
Cynthia Bioteau @PresBioteau Florida State College at Jacksonville
Jo Alice Blondin @clarkstatepres Clark State Community College
Kevin Boys @ssccpresident Southern State Community College
Mark Brainard @DrMarkBrainard Delaware Technical Community College
Constance Carroll @carollscddc San Diego Community College District
Thomas Chesney @ThomChesney Brookhaven College
Jean Conway @jeanlconway Eastfield Colleg
John Cox @CapeCodCCPrez Cape Cod Community College
Cliff Davis @CliffDavisMO Ozarks Technical Community College Table Rock Campus
Darren Divine @CC_PrezOffic Casper College
John Downey @brdownj ‏ Blue Ridge Community College
Charlene Dukes @pgccpres Prince George’s Community College
Pam Eddinger @PamEddinger Bunker Hill Community College
Joyce Ester @DrJoyceEster Normandale Community College
Glen Fenter @presifent Mid South Community College
Mark Frison @markfrison of Assiniboine Community College
Steven Gonzales @gwccprez GateWay Community College
Mary Graham @mgrahamMGCCC MS Gulf Coast Community College
David Harrison @DHarrisonCSCC Columbus State Community College
Tom Huebner @EMCCHuebner ‏ East Mississippi Community College
Deneece Huftalin @SLCCHuftalin Salt Lake Community College
Thomas Isekenegbe @president_BCC Bronx Community College
Jim Jacobs @DrJimJacobs Macomb Community College
Jeff Jochems @JeffJochems1 Richwood Valley Campus, Ozarks Technical Community College
Brad Johnson @johnsfam Northeast Texas Community College
Michelle Johnson @RioPresident Rio Grande Community College
Anne Kress @MCCPresident Monroe CC
Ron Langrell @JRonLIII Bates Technical College
Dawn Lindsay @AACC_DrLindsay Anne Arundel CC
Pamela Luster @sdmesaprez San Diego Mesa College
James Mabry @PrezMabry Middlesex Community College MA
Joe May @ChancellorMay Dallas County CC
Jeremy McMillen @GC_President Grayson College
Margaret McMenamin @drmcm Union County Community College
Gail Mellow @GailOMellow LaGuardiaCC
Kindred Murillo @kindredmurillo Lake Tahoe Community College
Ronnie Nettles @CLCCPresident Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Charlene Newkirk @CCACSouthPres CCAC
Thomas Newsom @MesalandsPres Mesalands Community College
Eloy Oakley @EloyOakley Long Beach Community College District
DeRionne Pollard @DrPollard_MC Montgomery College
Scott Ralls @NOVA_Prez Northern Virginia Community College
John Rainone @dslccprez Dabney S. Lancaster Community College
Barbara Risser @barbrisser Finger Lakes Community College
Luke Robins @PC_Prez Peninsula College
Yves Salomon-Fernandez @prezyves Cumberland County College (Incoming)
David Sam @dasam Germanna Community College
Stephen Scott @DrStephenCScott Wake Tech Community College
William Serrata @WSerrata El Paso Community College
Christa Slejko @prezSlejko North Lake College
Joe Sopcich @JCCCprez Johnson County Community College
Mary Spilde @maryspilde Lane Community College
Mick Starcevich @KirkwoodPrez Kirkwood College
Devin Stephenson @DevinStephenson Northwest Florida Community College
Billy Stewart @ECCCPresident East Central Community College
Tim Stokes @tstokes3084 South Puget Sound Community College
Monte Sullivan @LCTCSpresident @LCTCSpresident
Lori Sundberg @Dr_LoriSundberg Carl Sandberg College
John Sygielski @HACCSki HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College
Kris Williams @HCC_DrW Henderson Community College
Terri Winfree @PSCpresident Prairie State College
Samia Yaqub @ButtePresident Butte-Glenn Community College District






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