Vice President Academic Services and Student Development, Lehigh Carbon Community College
Thomas W. Meyer, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Services and Student Development at Lehigh Carbon Community College, has over 25 years of teaching and training experience, with 16 years in management or administrative roles. Prior to his current position, Dr. Meyer served in various academic roles. Starting as a professor of English, he taught reading, writing, grammar, and speech, and garnered experience in testing, curriculum development, teacher training, educational technology, and grant writing and management. He later became Department Chairperson of English as a Second Language and Foreign Languages where he implemented the first AS degree in Translation/Interpretation in the United States. He was then appointed Associate Dean of Academic Affairs overseeing the Chairpersons of the academic departments and deliberating over students’ academic issues. Dr. Meyer then served as an academic Dean at both Miami Dade College and Broward College. Also important to mention is his experience in the private sector as a management consultant in the area of organizational development and leadership training for Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) as well as in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. This unique blending of academic and corporate experience gives Dr. Meyer keen insight into implementation of best practices, performance improvement, and quality enhancement. As the chief academic officer, Dr. Meyer oversees issues related to accreditation, grants, faculty initiatives, curriculum, enrollment management, and budget.