Community College of Beaver County (CCBC) today announced that it has appointed Dr. Shelly Moore as Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost and Elaine Strouss as Dean of the School of Health Sciences.

Dr. Moore will be responsible for innovative leadership in support of a learning environment that values student achievement and degree completion by overseeing all credit and non-credit instructional programs and working closely with deans, faculty, and students in the research, planning, implementation, evaluation and continuous improvement of academic programs and services. 

Her appointment is effective July 1, 2019, and she will report to Dr. Roger W. Davis, President of CCBC.

“I am excited to have Dr. Moore officially on board as the College’s next Provost so that we can continue our work together on student success, retention, and assessment,” said Dr. Davis.

Dr. Moore most recently held the role of Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health at CCBC. Previously, she was a member of the faculty and administration at Clarion University. She earned her Ph.D. in Nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner and post-Master’s degree in Nursing Education from the joint Clarion, Edinboro, and Slippery Rock Universities’ consortium. She is credentialed as a Certified Nurse Educator by the National League of Nursing.

Ms. Strouss, reporting to Dr. Moore, will provide leadership for all nursing and allied health programs of study, supervise and support all faculty and staff in the School, and oversee the planning, coordination and delivery of quality instructional programs, including: Associate’s degree in Nursing (ADN), Associate’s degree in in Respiratory Care, Diploma in Practical Nursing (PN), AAS in Radiologic Technology, Pharmacy Technician Certificate, Multi-skilled Health Technician Certificate, Nurse Aide Certificate, and Phlebotomy Certificate. Her new role is also effective July 1, 2019.

“We look forward to formally welcoming Elaine Strouss to this very important leadership role and are confident that she will continue to uphold and build upon the reputation and standards of our stellar nursing programs,” stated Dr. Davis. 

Most recently, Ms. Strouss was acting Dean of the School of Health Sciences at CCBC. Previously she was a professor of nursing and program coordinator at CCBC, a role she held since 2006. She also worked at the American Red Cross in Johnstown, Pa., both as a nurse and a collections director. She earned her M.S. in Nursing from Medical College of Ohio and her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. She is credentialed as a Certified Nurse Educator by the National League of Nursing.