About the President
About the President
Mary Ellen Jukoski, Ed. D. has been the President of Three Rivers Community College since 2014. A graduate of College of St. Rose, Albany, NY (B.A., cum laude; M.A.), Dr. Jukoski also earned an M.S. at State University of New York. She received her Doctorate in Education from The University of Memphis in Memphis, TN.
Dr. Jukoski began her academic career as Assistant Dean at Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY. Next, she became Assistant Executive Dean, World University-Miami in Florida. Following her tenure there, she held three positions at the University of Memphis, ending as Associate Director of the National Institute of Mental Health Federal Grant Project. Her next position was with Loretto Heights College in Denver, CO as Director of the University Without Walls Program. Next, she held successive positions as Dean of Continuing Education and Assistant Vice President for Academic Institution at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. She left Sacred Heart to become Academic Vice President and Dean of the College at Mitchell College, and became its Acting President and Academic Vice President. From there she became President of Mitchell College where she served for 24 years. Along the way, she has also held numerous higher education teaching positions at those schools.
Throughout her career, Dr. Jukoski has received an impressive list of honors and awards, and has been appointed to numerous board positions. She has been published extensively, including “Understanding the Adult Learner: How Universities Get Rid of the Peter Pan Syndrome in the Classroom,” published in Proceedings of National Conference on the Adult Learner; and “Learning Styles: The Practical Implications of Current Theory,” published in Proceedings the University of Chicago and National University Continuing Education Association Conference, Developing and Teaching Programs for Adults in the Humanities, Arts and Sciences, an Exchange Between Theory and Practice; among many others.