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Amy Kremenek Named President of Tompkins Cortland Community College

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. Her appointment began on June 1, 2022. 

Prior to joining Tompkins Cortland, Dr. Kremenek served for more than 15 years as Vice President at Onondaga Community College and held a number of executive leadership positions, most recently Vice President for Enrollment, Development and Communications at OCC. Prior to her service in higher education, she worked in Nevada and served in various professional roles in water and electric utilities and in the health care industry. 

Dr. Kremenek’s experience in higher education includes enrollment development, student recruitment, K-12 partnerships, dual and concurrent enrollment, Early College High School, marketing, media relations, government relations, development, human resources, and economic and workforce development. Dr. Kremenek’s accomplishments include the implementation of early college models based on academic degree and certificate pathways and the development of four NYS Department of Education’s Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools, (P-Tech). In addition, Dr. Kremenek led the implementation of a round-one $2.5 million federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grant focused on agribusiness and advanced manufacturing. 

Dr. Kremenek 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, American Association of Women in Community Colleges, and the New York Community College Association of Presidents. 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, live in Dryden, and they are the proud parents of two children, Ben, a 2020 graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh and digital media professional in Syracuse, and Hailey, a junior at the University of Delaware. 

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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