Clark State Community College has appointed Amit B. Singh, Ph.D., to be the new vice president of academic affairs. Singh, formerly the dean of academic affairs/chief academic officer at Cuyahoga Community College’s Western Campus, will begin his new position on March 17, 2014.
"Dr. Singh has a strong academic background and a passion for student success and community involvement," said Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president, Clark State Community College. "He will lead our faculty and program development with a focus on employability and future jobs, while maintaining Clark State’s reputation for academic excellence."
In Singh's current role, he oversees all academic areas at the largest of Cuyahoga Community College's four-campus system. He worked with both faculty and staff to develop a new Associate of Arts degree program with an emphasis in business. In addition, he led his division in a strategic planning process and successfully coordinated the Higher Learning Commission's approval process to offer two-year degrees at the Brunswick University Center.
Prior to joining Cuyahoga Community College, Singh served as dean of the Business and Computer Science division at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, where he established both the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and the Culinary Arts Institute. He previously served as assistant dean of the Business and Social Science division at Darton State College in Albany, Georgia. He has community college experience in a variety of roles including assistant dean, coordinator of an honor’s program, faculty advisor and professor of business, economics and finance. He has 11 years of full-time faculty experience and has received the Award of Excellence for Teaching at Kennesaw State University and a NISOD award for teaching excellence.
Singh has a doctorate in economics from Ranchi University in India. He earned a Master of Science in finance at Georgia State University in Atlanta and Master of Business Administration from Salisbury University in Maryland. Dr. Singh also earned a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in economics from Patna University in India and is a graduate of the Management Development Program at Harvard University.
Before entering the world of higher education, Singh worked as a financial and investment analyst and has earned the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. He is a member of four chambers of commerce in northern Ohio, and he has been involved in promoting diversity through a variety of different means at his current and former institutions.