Vulovich Named Interim CEO at MCC Venice

(Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 15, 2006) - Daisy Vulovich, executive director of the Manatee Community College (MCC) Center for Corporate and Community Development, has been named interim campus executive officer at MCC Venice. A search committee has been formed to find a permanent replacement for former CEO Joan McGill, who has taken a position as vice president of business development at the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County.

Vulovich has been with MCC since 2001. Last year, the division she heads served more than 30,000 registrants in noncredit continuing education classes and events in Manatee and Sarasota counties. She oversees operations at the Center for Innovation and Technology at MCC Lakewood Ranch and has worked extensively with chambers of commerce and Jobs Etc. in both counties. Vulovich is active with the Suncoast Workforce Board and helps facilitate contract and online training for companies like PGT Industries and DooleyMack Constructors Inc. Recently, her area completed a successful Professional Development Series with the Englewood Chamber of Commerce as well as multifaceted training programs for the City of Venice and the City of North Port.

Vulovich is a graduate of the Leadership Manatee program sponsored by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club of Bradenton. She also was among 33 "rising leaders" chosen to attend the 2006 Chancellor's Leadership Seminar (CLS) held in October in Ybor City. She has held leadership positions in state and national associations and currently serves on the board of Manatee Educational Television and the Women's Resource Center of Manatee Inc.

As interim MCC Venice CEO, Vulovich will serve as a member of President Dr. Sarah Pappas' executive council and have a voice in collegewide policies. She also will provide administrative support, work with the communities MCC serves, and represent the president in South Sarasota County.

Vulovich was previously involved in the startup of a community college in Missouri, where she was in charge of a campus and several outreach centers, and has experience in academic and career enhancement services, continuing education and workforce development.

A first-generation American whose parents emigrated from Yugoslavia, Vulovich was the first in her family to complete college.  She has a master's degree from the University of Maryland-College Park and is pursuing a doctorate degree in higher education administration from St. Louis University, Mo. 

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