Anne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Shoemaker & Associates. She heads up our division that offers community colleges the unique ability to “think outside the box” to recruit and develop their leadership for the future, considering candidates from academia as well as the private and public sectors.
Dr. McNutt has more than 25 years’ experience as president of two community colleges, Bevill State Community College (BSCC) – a four-campus college – in Alabama and the Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) in South Carolina. She also held significant roles in community colleges in Tennessee. Currently she serves as Executive Director of the Community Colleges of Appalachia, which is a part-time role.
Dr. McNutt is recognized at the regional and national levels. She has served on the Boards of the American Council on Education (ACE), the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the American Technical Association (ATEA), the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
She has presented and published extensively about higher education issues. Dr. McNutt testified at a Congressional hearing regarding funding for the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Upon her retirement from the presidency of TCL, the South Carolina Senate recognized her outstanding twenty-one years of service with a resolution of appreciation.
Her experience includes chairing search committees that have recruited and recommended presidents for community colleges. As president, she also led recruiting efforts that identified and attracted strong contributors to her organizations in various senior level roles.
Dr. McNutt holds her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from East Tennessee State University and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University. She has also served as an American Council on Education Fellow.
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