Dr. Dianna G. Phillips has been Executive Vice for Educational Services since July 18, 2011. In the last several months she has focused her efforts on working with the deans, faculty and staff to create a five-year Educational Services Operational Plan (ESOP), which will serve as the strategic direction for the Division. Dr. Phillips has also been actively involved with Recruitment, International Education and laying the foundation for the implementation of new technologies for Brookdale.
Before coming to Brookdale Community College, Dr. Phillips served as Dean of Technical Education at Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York from 2005 to 2011. Under Dr. Phillips leadership student enrollment increased by 35%, there was an increase in enrollment in Dual Credit courses with regional high schools; the Technical Education Division was awarded nearly $4.2M in competitive grant funding, she garnered approximately $320K in new scholarships for students, ninety-eight percent of eligible faculty were promoted (competitively) to the next rank; and over $3.5M was spent on laboratory and classroom renovations.
Dr. Phillips earned a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, in September 1995 in Social Foundation of Education, Emphasis: Higher Education Administration. She holds a M.S. from Buffalo State College; a B.B.A. from National University, San Diego, CA and an A.G.S. from Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. Additionally, Dr. Phillips is permanently certified as a School Business Administrator in New York State. Dr. Phillips served as Communications Specialist in the United States Navy on active duty for 14 years and was honorably discharged in 1990. She achieved the rank of Petty Officer First Class; held a top secret security clearance, and was awarded several medals and letters of accommodation.
In Rochester, Dr. Phillips was actively involved in community and civic organizations, serving as a member of the Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturing Enterprise; Rochester Tooling and Machining Association, Rochester Business Alliance, High Tech Rochester, National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers; and the New York State Engineering Technology Association.
From June 2006 through October 2010, Dr. Phillips presented several papers at conferences and workshops nationally. She remains interested in organizational leadership, change and college culture; and the creation of community on college campuses.