Dr. Deborah Snyder is president of St. Clair County Community College in Port Huron, Michigan. Prior to her appointment in 2016, Snyder served as President and Chief Academic Officer for Cogswell College in the Silicon Valley area of northern California. Cogswell is one of the oldest private colleges in the state and is a WSCUC-accredited engineering, computer science, digital art, audio, and animation institution today.
Over the course of her 30+-year career in higher education, Dr. Snyder has held academic and senior administrative leadership positions at large and small public, private, and for-profit institutions, including the University of Michigan-Flint; Walsh College of Business in Troy, Michigan; Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Strayer University in Washington, D.C. Additionally she has consulted with colleges and universities across the country in areas of academic program quality, integrated communication strategies, and strategic planning.
Dr. Snyder has published three books, one about the growing trend of adult learners attending college and a second on Internet marketing, e-Marketing Basics, written in the early years of Internet adoption. Her third book, Old School, New School, No School, speaks to the value of higher education.
Her academic credentials include a Ph.D. in organizational communication, a master’s degree in business administration, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. In the early days of Michigan Virtual, Deb provided consulting support to examine workforce development issues.