The State University of New York Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of Joseph Keegan as the new President of North Country Community College.
Keegan is currently North Country’s Vice President for Academic Affairs. His appointment as President is effective June 16, 2019. Keegan will be the college’s seventh president since its founding in 1967. He replaces Dr. Steve Tyrell, who led the college since 2012.
Keegan has served as the vice president for Academic Affairs at North Country Community College since 2014. Prior to his appointment to this role, Keegan was employed as the Coordinator of Human Services Programs and as the Grant Liaison for the Perkins CTE Grant and the Tri Lakes Prevention Coalition. In addition to these administrative roles, Keegan has served as an instructor at NCCC in various titles since 1994, most recently as an associate professor.
Keegan is also recognized as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and the Coordinator of the Human Services programs at NCCC. He served on a team that developed NCCC’s AAS program in Chemical Dependency Counseling, helping to train local students to bring supports and interventions to individuals and families suffering from addiction.
Keegan earned a bachelor of arts in anthropology from SUNY Potsdam, and a masters of arts in anthropology from University at Albany. Keegan is also a graduate of North Country Community College, earning an associates of arts in liberal arts from NCCC in 1989.
He is a long-time resident of Vermontville.
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