Vice President of Student Services
On August 1, 2007, HCC welcomed Dr. Cynthia Peterka as its new Vice President of Student Services. Dr. Peterka joins HCC with over 25 years of successful administrative experience in student services, including 24 years in community colleges. Dr. Peterka, who was chosen after a national search, fills the position vacated by Dr. Kate Hetherington when she became the college's fourth president.
In her new position, Dr. Peterka will oversee the offices of admissions and advising, records and registration, financial aid services, counseling and career services, athletics, student life, the test center, the welcome and information center, and the children's learning center.
Dr. Peterka has an undergraduate degree in English from Florida State University, where she was a student athlete playing on the women’s golf team. She also earned a Master’s degree in School Psychology from the University of Utah, a Master’s degree in Liberal Arts from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. from University of Maryland in Policy, Planning and Administration in Higher Education, with a research focus on diversity and the learning experience within learning communities.