College Names Alicea As New Academic Dean

POTTSTOWN PA – Dr. José Alicea, formerly of Roxbury Community College in Massachusetts, has been appointed dean of academic and student affairs at the West campus of Montgomery County Community College in Pottstown, the college announced Monday (Aug. 4, 2014)

College Names Alicea As New Academic Dean

Dr. José Alicea

Alicea will provide strategic leadership in the delivery of academic credit and non-credit programs and student services that lead to increased student progression, retention and completion, it said.

At Roxbury, Alicea served in various roles since 2003. He began his work as dean of continuing education and community services; then assistant to the vice president of academic affairs for programs and student services; and later the dean for institutional effectiveness. He also served as interim dean for RCC’s Division of Business and Technology from 2008-2010.

Most recently, Alicea worked as Roxbury’s associate dean of academic affairs, where he was responsible for special academic programs, projects and partnerships; reviewing and formulating academic policies; providing leadership within the major division of the college; and representing the institution in the wider community.

He holds a doctor of education degree in administration, planning and social policy, and a master of education degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Alicea also holds a master in city planning degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor of arts degree in legal advocacy and human services from University of Massachusetts-Boston.

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