Central Texas College (CTC) named Dr. Ralph Ford as the new campus president – Texas operations and online programs. He previously served as vice president of Union Community College, a large comprehensive community college serving 18,000 credit students and 17,000 workforce/continuing education students in New Jersey. In that capacity, Dr. Ford was responsible for the school’s enrollment services, counseling, financial aid, student testing and student clubs and activities.
Dr. Ford has more than 30 years in higher education administrative experience in comprehensive multiple campus community colleges in Michigan, Texas and New Jersey as well as the New York College of Technology and a state university in Alabama. He also has experience as a consultant to private industry, an Equal Employment Opportunity officer, an instructor and a technical advisor for the federal government.
In his new position, Dr. Ford will oversee the CTC distance learning (online) operations, the central and service area campus operations and the CTC online high school American Preparatory Institute. He will assume his duties in August prior to the start of the fall semester.
In addition, CTC also announced new job titles for its executive officers. Jim Yeonopolus, deputy chancellor – international and Navy campus operations, is now president – continental and international operations. He will oversee CTC’s Europe, Pacific Far East, Navy and Continental and Fort Hood campuses. Al Erdman, deputy chancellor – resource management, is now deputy chancellor – finance and administration. He is responsible for the school’s information technology services, human resources, risk management, facilities management, business services and contracts and the comptroller. Dr. Dana Watson, deputy chancellor – educational programs and support services, is now deputy chancellor – academic and student services. She oversees the school’s library services, institutional effectiveness program, instructional program support services, student services and student success and persistence.