The executive vice president of Northeast Community College has announced her resignation from the institution. Mary Honke’s last day will be March 31, 2017.
“I have appreciated the professional opportunities Northeast Community College has provided me for almost three decades, the personal relationships I have formed with staff and faculty, and the support from the Board of Governors as we have worked to make a positive difference in the lives of our students,” Honke said.
In her role as executive vice president, Honke has overseen an integrated program of activities and services to assist the College in fulfilling its mission and vision, has served as a key advisor to the president on institutional advancement and effectiveness issues; has served as a member of the president’s senior administrative team; and oversees college operations in the absence of the president, among other duties.
Most recently, Honke has led the development of Northeast’s five-year strategic plan, Vision 2020.
Dr. Michael Chipps, Northeast president, complemented Honke for her work ethic and leadership at the College.
“Mary Honke’s amazing ability to organize thoughts into meaningful action, combined with her ability to build coalitions to achieve major institutional goals has enabled Northeast to move forward with agility and quality. Over her three decades of service, she continuously demonstrated a deep sense of passion for Northeast and compassion for the students, which translates being in the Top 10 for the Aspen Award of Excellence.”
Honke has been with Northeast since 1995. Prior to her role as executive vice president, she served as vice president of institutional advancement and dean of continuing education and distance education. She was also the director of Tech Prep and School-To-Career at Northeast from 1995-1997. Honke spent two years as an English instructor at Norfolk Public Schools, two years at Lincoln Northeast High School, and was an adjunct faculty member at Northeast from 1981-1983 and 1987-1993.