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Amy Kremenek Named President of Tompkins Cortland Community College (5/3/22)

Amy Kremenek

President Amy Kremenek

Dr. Amy Kremenek currently serves as the fifth president of Tompkins Cortland Community College, a college of the State University of New York (SUNY) located in Dryden, New York. Her appointment was made by the Tompkins Cortland Community College Board of Trustees and the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees, and became effective on June 1, 2022. 

In 2022, Dr. Kremenek was named an Aspen New Presidents Fellow, one of just 26 community college presidents nationwide selected for the program by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. This program, made possible with support from JPMorgan Chase, supports community college presidents in the early years of their tenure as they work to achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success. She has focused her leadership efforts at Tompkins Cortland Community College on a three-part strategy of student enrollment and retention, campus engagement and participation, and community partnerships and collaboration. 

Dr. Kremenek serves on the Boards of Directors of Ithaca Area Economic Development and the Cortland County Business Development Corporation. She is a member of the New York Community College Association of Presidents, Tompkins Chamber CEO Roundtable, CenterState CEO, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Tompkins Cortland Community College Foundation. 

Prior to joining Tompkins Cortland, Dr. Kremenek served more than 15 years as Vice President at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. Prior to her service in higher education, she worked in various professional roles in health care and public utilities. She has served on boards for a number of statewide and regional professional and civic organizations, including Say Yes to Education, SUNY Council on University Advancement, and the American Association of Women in Community Colleges. 

She earned a Bachelor of Science from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Public Affairs and Citizenship at Syracuse University, and a Doctorate of Management in Community College Policy and Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus. She and her husband Brent are residents of Dryden and are the proud parents of two adult children. 

Past Presidents

Orinthia Montague, fourth president (2017-2021) 
Carl Haynes, President Emeritus, third president (1994-2017) 
Eduardo Marti, second president (1986-1994) 
Hushang Bahar, first president (1968-1986) 

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