June 2, 2023 (Middletown, Conn.) — Middlesex Community College is pleased to announce that Kimberly Hogan has accepted the permanent position of Chief Executive Officer effective on June 2, 2023.
John Maduko, M.D., president of Connecticut State Community College (CT State), made the official statement in his email to the state’s community college campuses on May 31.
“Ms. Hogan has served as interim CEO since April 2022 and prior to that was its Dean of Administration. Her commitment to the campus and the Middlesex community is unmatched,” said Maduko in his message. “I am grateful for her continued service as part of our network of dedicated campus leaders.”
As the lead campus administrator, Hogan serves as a key member of the CT State senior management team and functions as the on-site operational excellence leader. She provides day-to-day leadership to faculty and staff on budgetary, enrollment, operations and related matters, and is the go-to for students, visitors and community partners.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to expand my leadership role on campus and in our system. This is an exciting time in the history of higher education in Connecticut, and I look forward to continuing to impact and shape the future for the students and community we serve here at Middlesex,” Hogan said.
She will also lead the college’s transition as the Middlesex campus and Meriden center become part of CT State Community College merger on July 1. The campuses would then be known as CT State Community College – Middlesex and CT State Middlesex – Meriden.
“This name change will not change the inclusive culture of our campus, welcoming anyone who enters our doors, and it certainly will not change our spirit—the spirit and commitment to provide access to an excellent educational experience for our students, while caring for the well-being of one another as a community,” said Hogan during the college’s graduation last week.
“Kim Hogan was the natural choice for this important role among a national search of highly qualified individuals. She has the experience, integrity, and the commitment to the Middlesex community to nurture the college through the merger to CT State Community College and to continue to work with their campus faculty and staff to ensure students continue to receive the highest quality education and exceptional service they are accustomed to,” said Karen Hynick, Ed.D., CEO of Quinebaug Valley Community College, who served on the search committee. “I am thrilled Kim will join the permanent team of CEOs leading our campuses at CT State.”
During the past year as interim CEO, Hogan continued to implement and assess Guided Pathway Advising, working to enhance retention and increase student success across campus and the system. She proactively maintained oversight of accreditation standards for the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as programmatic accreditation for specialized programs, such as Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing, Veterinary Technology, Health Information Management, Radiologic Technology, and Early Childhood Education. Through effective management of human and physical assets, she oversaw the conversion of a general-purpose classroom into an allied health lab that focusses on phlebotomy and patient care technician programming.
As the ex-officio member of the Middlesex Community College Foundation, Hogan cultivated and received over $130,000 in endowed scholarship donations, creating three new funds. She also secured funds for six new scholarships and private donations for academic program innovations and employee wellness. She was integral in helping to organize the Foundation’s annual Red Moon fundraiser which brought in a record $64,000 in gross revenues, netting $51,000 for student scholarships.
“There are so many things to be proud of as a part of the Middlesex community,” added Hogan. “Our students continue to amaze me with their accomplishments and the support of our community partners is appreciated beyond words.”
Hogan is well known in the community. She was awarded the 2022 Community Service Award from the Middlesex United Way, the highest award given annually, after serving as their board chair in 2021–2022. She is also an active board member of Gilead Community Services, Inc., a service organization dedicated to helping those living with mental health needs in Middlesex County.
After joining Middlesex in 1998 as a financial assistant, Hogan became the college’s Dean of Administration in 2017. In this role she managed the college’s budgets and oversaw contract services such as security, bookstore and food services. She helped with long-term financial and physical plant needs and provided facilities project management.
Middlesex Community College is among 12 community colleges in Connecticut merging on July 1, 2023, to become CT State Community College, one of the largest community colleges in the country and largest in New England, dedicated to quality, access and affordability. CT State students will be able to apply once and take classes at any campus. In addition to Middlesex (Middletown & Meriden), locations include Asnuntuck (Enfield), Capital (Hartford), Gateway (New Haven & North Haven), Housatonic (Bridgeport), Manchester, Naugatuck Valley (Danbury & Waterbury), Northwestern Connecticut (Winsted), Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley (Danielson & Willimantic), Three Rivers (Norwich), and Tunxis (Farmington). Find out more at ctstate.edu/becoming.