Jessica Chambers has been named dean of student affairs at Hagerstown Community College.
“The dean of students is a very important student advocacy position on campus and we are fortunate to have found the right person in Dr. Chambers,” said HCC President Guy Altieri. “She brings a strong mix of skills essential to ensuring that students have the support they need throughout their collegiate experience, from registration through graduation.”
Chambers comes to HCC from the County College of Morris in Randolph, N.J., where she has served as the director of admissions since 2004. Prior to that, she spent four years at Barry University in Miami Shores, Fl., where she served in several positions including senior assistant director of admissions, alumni recruitment coordinator, and student counselor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Wright State University, a master’s degree in human resource development from Barry University, and a doctoral degree in higher education administration from Seton Hall University.
“I am excited about the opportunity to join the HCC team and look forward to learning all I can about the college and the community,” Chambers said.
In the role of dean of student affairs at HCC, Chambers will provide leadership and oversight of student services, which includes admissions, records, and registration; financial aid; academic advising; student activities; internship and job services; Job Training Student Resources; disability support services; TRiO Student Support Services; intercollegiate athletics; Children’s Learning Center; the athletic facility and fitness center; and the welcome desk/information center. She will serve as a member of the college executive staff and the president’s cabinet, as well as on several committees.
Chambers will start at HCC in July and replaces the former dean, Donna Rudy, who retired in the spring.