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PPCC Hires New Dean and Associate Dean of Health & Sciences Division

Karen Kovaly, August 30, 2013

Colorado Springs, Colo. – August 21, 2013 – Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) hires a new dean and associate dean of PPCC’s Health and Sciences (HS) Division.

As the new Dean of Health and Sciences, Evan McHugh will provide instructional leadership and supervision of instructors and programs. He will also represent the division to the broader instructional environment, while conveying and implementing college policies.

For the past nine years, McHugh worked at Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois serving as director of Science, then associate dean of Science and most recently as dean of Science. While at Rock Valley College, he developed and grew the Northern Illinois Regional Science Olympiad in which science teachers coach academic teams of students in science and engineering to compete against other colleges.

Earlier in his career McHugh taught high school in Kansas and locally at Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument, Colo. and at PPCC for eight years.

McHugh earned a doctorate in Community College Leadership from Colorado State University, a master’s in Applied Natural Science from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics from University of Northern Colorado.

Mike Madson as the new associate dean will assist the dean by providing leadership in and management of division operations along with policy implementation and maintenance of quality instruction.

 Mike has taught at PPCC for 13 years starting as an adjunct instructor and has taught geography, astronomy, weather and climate courses as a full time faculty for the past three years. Mike also served as an assistant to the interim dean for the HS Division for the past year. 

Madson previously served as Chief Meteorologist for KKTV for 19 years and as weather anchor and co-anchor for KOAA-TV for six years.  Madson chaired the Board of Broadcast Meteorology for the American Meteorological Society (AMS) as well as serving as President of the local AMS chapter. 

Mike holds a Master of Science in Geosciences from Mississippi State University and a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the University of Utah.

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.                   

Karen Kovaly

Marketing Support Specialist

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