Quartey confirmed as next MCCC president

A winner has been declared in the presidential race.

 Dr. Kojo Quartey, has been confirmed as MCCC’s fifth president.

According to an MCCC press release by Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing at MCCC, the Board of Trustees called a special meeting on May 30 to finalize details on the new president-elect.

The board unanimously voted to approve the contract of Quartey. From July 8 to July 31, he will begin a training orientation that will acquaint him with the duties and responsibilities of the presidency.

  “He will assume all rights and responsibilities as president of the college on August 1,” the MCCC press release said.

David Nixon, current president of MCCC, announced his retirement last year. His contract ends July 31.

Quartey has accepted a salary of $165, 000, which is placed in the middle range of MCCC’s peer group institutions. Other colleges placed in the middle-tier include: Jackson Community College and Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek.

Quartey, 53, has been dean of the College of Business at Davenport University in Grand Rapids; dean of the Division of Administration and Business at Talladega College in Talladega, Ala.; dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo.; and vice president for institutional advancement and executive director of the Lincoln University Foundation, the press release said.

 He also possesses college degrees from the Baltimore-based Morgan State University and Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss.

“It’s an honor and privilege,” Quartey said about his nomination to the Monroe Evening News.

“Dr. Nixon has great institutional history and knowledge that would prove beneficial to a new president such as myself. Dr. Nixon has served MCCC loyally for 10 years.  I hope to do the same,” Quartey said in the MCCC press release.