Former Chancellor, Connecticut Community College System
Marc S. Herzog is the former Chancellor of the Connecticut Community College System. The Connecticut Community College System comprises twelve comprehensive public community colleges located statewide on fifteen campuses. The twelve colleges and their outreach programs enroll over 58,000 students in credit courses each semester and an additional 35,000+ students enrolling annually in non-credit personal interest, career development and skill building programs. The Community Colleges are the largest constituent unit of public higher education in Connecticut, serving over 50% of the undergraduates enrolled in public higher education.
Prior to his appointment as Chancellor, Marc had served as the Deputy Chancellor of the system for 15 years. He has served the Connecticut Community Colleges for over thirty-five years and his prior service includes several administrative positions including Assistant Executive Director in the Office of the Board of Trustees, Dean of Students, and Director of Financial Aid and Placement at Tunxis Community College. In addition to his administrative duties, he has also served as an adjunct professor teaching Computer Information Science courses at Asnuntuck and Northwestern Connecticut Community Colleges.
Ensuring the affordability of higher education and the accessibility of its benefits for Connecticut and all its citizens has been a consistent goal throughout Marc’s career. His expertise in this area has informed community college finance and financial aid policies throughout his tenure. He continues to be called upon by system and state leaders for his guidance on financing higher education.
Marc serves on numerous boards, commissions, and committees including: the Governor’s Jobs Cabinet; the Commission on Educational Technology; the Capitol Region Economic Adjustment Council; the Connecticut Public Affairs Network, the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission, the Connecticut Green Jobs Partnership Council, the Higher Education Coordinating Council, the New England Board of Higher Education, the SustiNet Health Care Workforce Task Force, and the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges.