Angelina College has announced that two key administration positions have been filled within the college’s ranks. Those assuming their new roles are recognizable names across the AC campus.
Following a national search, the college has named Dr. Tim Ditoro the new Vice President of Academic Affairs following the announced retirement of current VP Dr. Cynthia Casparis, who has served in the role for the past seven years. Casparis will assist in the transition period until her official retirement date in July 2023.
Since his arrival at Angelina College in 2009, Ditoro has served in numerous and various roles, including faculty member, the Director of the Crockett Career and Technical Center, the Dean of Community Services, and most recently, the Vice President of Workforce and Continuing Education/Dean of Business and Technology.
From Ditoro’s released statement:
“It’s a privilege to work with a great team at Angelina College to carry on the mission of delivering quality educational programs for East Texas. I want to thank Dr. (Michael) Simon for this opportunity, and I’m honored to continue the work of Dr. Casparis and Dr. (Patricia) McKenzie in Academic Affairs. Employers and the workforce in our region expect us to be good stewards of our resources, and I look forward to serving with our diverse and talented AC family and community partners to fulfill this responsibility.”
In addition, Dr. Esther Campbell has been named the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Campbell most recently served as Senior Director of Workforce and Continuing Education at AC. She, too, held various positions with the college since her arrival in 2018, including serving as an adjunct faculty member teaching Continuing Education, Business, Human Resources and Management and Marketing courses. Before joining Angelina College, Campbell taught courses at Dallas College from 2015-2020.
From Campbell’s released statement:
“I am honored and excited to join AC’s academic affairs team and expand on the successes the institution has earned,” Campbell said. “I believe there are great opportunities ahead to expand the educational opportunities available to members of our community and to ensure that AC is an integral resource for the college’s service area.”
Angelina College president Dr. Michael Simon expressed his confidence in both Ditoro and Campbell and their abilities. From Simon’s released statement:
“Dr. Ditoro and Dr. Campbell each demonstrates an abiding commitment to the Angelina College mission, vision, and values. Dr. Ditoro epitomizes servant leadership by fostering a shared vision with his teammates, valuing the contributions of colleagues from throughout the institution, and striving for excellence in every endeavor.
“Complementing Dr. Ditoro’s leadership, Dr. Campbell has worked tirelessly to engage with regional employers to create high-value programs in the Workforce and Continuing Education division while fostering rich teaching and learning opportunities for students and instructors.
“I am confident that Tim and Esther will continue the tradition of quality, responsiveness, and commitment to student success for which Angelina College is known.”