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Dr. Shaun L. McKay

an accomplished leader in post-secondary education, who, from 2010 to May 2019, served as President of Suffolk County Community College, the largest community college in the State of New York, with an annual enrollment of over 30,000 credit-earning and 8,000 continuing education students. 

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Dr. Shaun McKay received his Ed. D. in Higher Education Administration with a specialization in Community College Leadership from Morgan State University in Baltimore, his M.A. in Management and Communication from the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore and his B.S. in Business Management from the University of Maryland, College Park. Over the course of his career, Dr. Shaun McKay has garnered progressive academic and administrative experience, demonstrating significant career achievement in the areas of campus administration, academic program development, budget and finance, strategic planning, and institutional assessment.

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The 2016 League Innovation of The Year Award
April 2, 2021

Dr. Shaun McKay Looks Back On Winning The 2016 League Innovation of The Year Award

Shaun McKay served as the President of Suffolk County Community College for 9 years since February of 2010. He recently discussed the honor he had of receiving the Innovation of The Year Award in 2016. “It was really quite an honor to represent Suffolk County on a national scale.” McKay said, “Being recognized for my […]

Shaun McKay
December 3, 2020

Shaun McKay Sees Integrated Planning As Key To Gains In Higher Education

Shaun McKay used integrated planning to take Suffolk County Community College from accreditation warning status to commendations. Here’s how the same practices help in a pandemic.   MANORVILLE, NEW YORK (December 3, 2020)    When Dr. Shaun McKay took the helm at Suffolk County Community College, the institution was at risk of losing accreditation. The […]

Dr. Shaun McKay
November 19, 2020

Dr. Shaun L. McKay Helped Community on Suffolk Council and More

Dr. Shaun L. McKay has been an advocate for higher education in the community for over a decade. He was a part of bringing to life the learning center at Suffolk Community College when he was President of the college. This center allows students to have more freedom to study on their own terms without […]

October 12, 2020

Reflecting on Hurricane Sandy, Dr. Shaun McKay Urges Togetherness Amid Upheaval

Millions of Americans are out of work and many are coping with social distancing, remote work, layoffs, and other issues. Yet Americans have faced adversity before. From economic downturns to natural disasters, Americans have proven their resilience year-after-year. That’s why Dr. Shaun L. McKay is using the lessons he learned as president of Suffolk County […]

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