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PPCC Hires New Business & Technology Associate Dean
Karen Kovaly, August 13, 2013
Colorado Springs, Colo. – Aug. 13, 2013 – Rob Herndon is hired as the new Business & Technology Associate Dean at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC). In his new role, Rob will support faculty and chairs of the Accounting, Business, Geographic Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Computer Networking and Computer Web Based programs.
Herndon comes to PPCC from his position as the assistant regional director of Aerospace Studies programs, northwest region, United States Air Force Academy (USAFA). His key responsibilities included mentoring and guiding department heads, assistant professors and staff as well as administrative oversight of scholarship programs, student leadership development, and staff evaluation programs.
Herndon also served as department chair of Aerospace Studies and faculty member at Utah State University (USU) where he focused on excellence in instruction and creating opportunities for students to excel in their eventual careers. Additionally, he played a key role in the development of a strategic plan to further integrate an international focus into the USU curriculum. Under Rob’s leadership, their team was recognized as the best of eleven medium-sized departments in the northwest region during academic year 2010-2011.
Prior to these two positions, Herndon developed strategic budgetary plans for cyber related programs, piloted aircraft to 42 different countries and all 50 states, and led a team of engineers responsible for making modifications to a worldwide satellite control network.
Herndon has a master of science in Systems Management from Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, California and a bachelor of science in Astronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs.
Pikes Peak Community College, in its 45th year of operation, is a two-year college offering associate’s degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. With four campuses, two military education centers in El Paso County and nearly 200 programs of study, PPCC serves approximately 22,000 students annually.