NACCE 2013 Keynote Speakers
Dr. Mary Rittling
President of Davidson County Community College
Dr. Mary E. Rittling was appointed as the third president of Davidson County Community College, Lexington, NC, in August 2003.
At the college, she leads a full-time faculty and staff of 300, and approximately 400 adjunct instructors and part-time staff members. DCCC offers campuses in Davidson and Davie counties as well as three satellite centers. Over 17,000 students enroll each year, with over 4,000 pursuing one of over 50 curriculum programs.
Prior to her DCCC presidency, Rittling served four years as Regional Vice President of West Virginia University where she also was President of Potomac State College of West Virginia University. Potomac State is a residential, two-year college while West Virginia University is a doctoral and research university.
Rittling, originally from Buffalo, New York, spent seven years as a senior administrator at the State University of New York at Delhi where she served as Interim President of the College of Technology, Vice President for Academic Programs and Services, Director for Business, Industry and Lifelong Learning, Director of the Academic Success Center and Nursing Director for the Student Health Center.
Her teaching experience includes eight years as a Professor and Associate Professor of Nursing at the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi, where she was a tenured faculty member in the Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Rittling completed the Harvard University Institute for New Presidents, earned a Doctor of Education degree in Higher and Adult Education from Columbia University in New York City where she also completed a Master of Arts degree. She earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Rittling and her husband Jim have 3 children, 4 grandchildren.