RACC Names New President

This week, the Board of Trustees named Dr. Susan Looney the 6th President of Reading Area Community College during their meeting this evening. She succeeds Dr. Anna Weitz, who will retire on June 30, 2018 after 11 years of service as RACC’s President

Dr. Looney earned her AA at Brookdale Community College and went on to earn a BS and MBA in business administration from Monmouth University, a JD from Widener University School of Law and an Ed.D. in higher education leadership from Nova Southwestern University. In her 20 years as a full-time community college educator, eight as a faculty member and 12 as a senior administrator, Dr. Looney has worked in a variety of academic and administrative roles at Mohave Community College in Arizona and at Delaware Technical Community College. Throughout her career, she has been significantly involved in team building, budgeting, strategic planning, assessment, community engagement, and fundraising.

Dr. Looney joined the staff of RACC in 2014 as Dean of Instruction before moving to the position of Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost in 2015. Throughout her tenure she has consistently demonstrated her deep commitment to the success of our students and has focused the staff on excellence, while using outcomes to inform next steps.  I am extremely confident that Dr. Looney provides the best combination of skills, experiences and vision to lead RACC into an exciting and vibrant future.

We will, of course, host a reception to formally welcome Dr. Looney to the presidency later this year. In the meantime, please join them in extending congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Looney.