The Bucks County Community College Board of Trustees has selected the college’s next president.

Dr. Felicia L. Ganther will serve as BCCC’s fifth president starting July 1, 2021. She will succeed current President Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt, who has held the position since 2012.

“We are delighted Dr. Felicia Ganther will be joining Bucks County Community College as our next president,” said Board of Trustees Chair David Breidinger. “The board entered this process wanting to select an individual with a strong vision and a commitment to our students, faculty, alumni and staff, as well as the ability to expand the relationship we have with the community.”

Newly selected Bucks County Community College President Dr. Felicia L. Ganther. Photo via BCCC.

Dr. Ganther hails from Los Angeles, California. She has both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Norfolk State University in Virginia, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s John Marshall Law School, and a Ph. D. in Community Resources and Development from Arizona State University.

“I join the campus community, in welcoming Dr. Ganther to Bucks,” congratulated Shanblatt. “Her academic credentials, experience, and commitment to the high ideals of the community college make her amply suited to help write the next chapters in Bucks’ story.”

BCCC launched a search committee last after Dr. Shanblatt announced her retirement last July. With help from executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates, they unanimously settled on Ganther.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to build on the strong foundation at Bucks County Community College. With our continued focus on the implementation of our strategic commitments, a successful reaccreditation, and efforts towards inclusivity, Bucks will continue to innovate and reimagine how we serve and support our students towards transfer opportunities and career placement. I am honored to have been selected as the next president of the College and look forward to becoming a part of this wonderful community.”