May 17, 2016, Pottstown, Pa.—Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David DiMattio, of Royersford, as vice president of its West Campus in Pottstown, effective June 6, 2016.
In his new role, DiMattio will oversee all aspects of MCCC’s West Campus while working in tandem with the institution’s vice presidents to provide college-wide leadership as a member of the president’s cabinet. In addition, he is charged with building business and community partnerships and expanding the college’s outreach to the Greater Pottstown region.
DiMattio began working at MCCC in March 2014 as dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Under his leadership, MCCC introduced new programs in environmental studies, cyber security, interactive media, database management, biotechnology and biomanufacturing. He also led the development of the Sustainability and Innovation Hub in Pottstown, which features teaching laboratories for aquaponics, hydroponics and engineering technology, along with a new Software Developer Academy, which launches in June.
DiMattio worked with the College’s Foundation to initiate a STEM Executive Council, which brings together approximately 25 regional STEM leaders to discuss initiatives at the college and in the county. The council’s work has yielded numerous internship and research opportunities for MCCC students.
Before arriving at MCCC, DiMattio served as dean of Clare College at St. Bonaventure University in New York. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in physics from St. Bonaventure University.
- Alana J. Mauger
Dr. David DiMattio, Vice President of MCCC's West Campus. Photo by Sandi Yanisko