Welcome ICC’s new Interim Dean of Humanities
Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Dr. Bruce Busby, Interim Dean of Humanities, for the 2019-2020 academic year. He replaces Jennifer Swartout, who recently resigned.
Dr. Busby has had a distinguished career in higher education. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in English from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. He comes to us from Ohio, after having recently completed three tours of post-retirement assignments. He has served as Interim Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the Community College of Rhode Island; Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Curriculum at Halifax Community College in Weldon, NC; and Associate Provost for Student Success and Dean of University College at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN. As a scholar, Dr. Busby served as the editor of the Journal of Continuing Higher Education and editor-in-chief of the Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity. Dr. Busby has devoted his professional career, spanning over 40 years and including experience at both two-year and four-year institutions, to promoting excellence in teaching, learning and scholarship in higher education.
Dr. Busby displays a collaborative leadership and management style, centered on a shared vision for faculty, staff and student success. He is a warm, approachable, and supportive leader who has successfully supervised and empowered faculty, staff and students throughout his career. His outlook is positive and energetic, and his demeanor is both inviting and reassuring.
Please reach out to Dr. Busby at ext. 8984, and personally welcome him to the ICC family.
Submitted by Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Emmanuel Awuah.