Meet Interim President Dr. Linksz

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Interim President of Montgomery County Community College

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Dr. James Linksz began serving as Interim President at Montgomery County Community College in July 2015. Previously, Dr. Linksz enjoyed a successful career at Bucks County Community College, where he served for more than 20 years as the institution’s president from 1992-2012. Following his retirement in 2012, Dr. Linksz briefly served as interim CEO of the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges.

During his tenure at Bucks, Dr. Linksz helped build the institution’s reputation by focusing on faculty development and improving the teaching/learning environment, by increasing its investments in technology by over $10 million, by creating options for students at new off-campus sites and via distance learning and by updating campus buildings and infrastructure. Under his leadership, Bucks opened a new Gateway Center, new Upper County and Lower Bucks campuses, new Art and Music buildings, and a new and Wellness Center with Allied Health addition. He also oversaw Major revisions to the Student Center and IT and Physical Education Facilities. The new campuses and recent projects incorporated geothermal and other green technology initiatives.

Prior to his tenure at Bucks, Dr. Linksz served for 12 years as the Chief Academic Officer and five years as Professor of Art and Chairman of the Humanities Division at Catonsville Community College near Baltimore, Md. Earlier in his career, he was the founding Chief Academic Officer at Rappahannock Community College in Virginia, where he oversaw all academic programming for both of the institution’s campuses.

Dr. Linksz completed his bachelor's degree at Dartmouth College, and earned his master's and doctoral degrees at Columbia University. At Columbia he was a W. K. Kellogg Fellow in community college management. He also completed Harvard University's Institute for Educational Management.