Warner named new Academic Affairs VP


(Release: July 13, 2011) - C. David Warner III has been named vice president of academic affairs at Hagerstown Community College.

“Dr. Warner performed extremely well with all aspects of the search process that began with nearly 100 applicants, and he has excellent credentials to be successful with this most demanding job,” said HCC President Guy Altieri. “His familiarity with HCC’s service region, his prior experience as both a successful HCC professor and administrator, along with his knowledge of and contacts with state education officials, made him, in the final analysis, the best candidate.”

In this position, Dr. Warner will serve as the chief instructional officer of the college and will be responsible for the supervision, evaluation, and planning of the academic programs and related support services. He will also be responsible for faculty evaluation and related professional development programs and the development of the academic outcomes assessment program.

“I return home to HCC at a time when I know in my heart is right. I am very excited about the growth in new programs, enrollment and facilities at HCC. I am extremely honored and proud to serve as the next vice president of academic affairs,” said Warner. “I leave USMH  knowing that it is well positioned for success into the future, and I will continue to support the partnerships between HCC and USMH in my new position.”

Warner returns to HCC after having served as the executive director of the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown since the center opened in 2004. Prior to that, he worked at HCC as the director of instruction from 2003 to 2004, chair of the Humanities Division from 2000 to 2003, and professor of music, from 1986 through 2003. He holds a doctorate in community college education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, a master’s degree in music from Towson University, and bachelor’s degree in music education from Shepherd College.

Warner will replace Judith Oleks, who is retiring from HCC in August.