Middletown, CT – Middlesex Community College (MxCC) welcomes Reid Smalley as the new Dean of Workforce Development, Continuing Education and Community Services (WDCECS). On August 13, Mr. Smalley relieves Larry Smotroff who has been the interim dean on a part-time basis since September 2009. Smotroff assumed the position assisting MxCC after retiring from Dean of Workforce Development, Continuing Education and Community Services from Naugatuck Valley Community College where he retired from on July 2009.
A demonstrated leader in the academic community, Smalley served as the Coordinator of Continuing Education at Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania for eight years and was the Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Fulton Montgomery Community College (FMCC) Johnstown, New York, for the last twelve years. He also brings an extensive training background in leadership and team building.
Mr. Smalley’s experience in developing and managing non-credit, continuing education divisions will be a tremendous asset to Middlesex Community College. “I am delighted to welcome Mr. Smalley and am sure that he will enjoy using his talents and energies to help the College’s students and programs,” says Interim President Dr. Jonathan M. Daube.
Among his various duties, Smalley will be responsible for overseeing continued development of workforce development opportunities, including new training in electronics and green technologies, online training, and the new, non-credit Veterinary Assistant Program that will be offered this fall. He will lead the expansion of the allied health programs and supervise the development of The Meriden Foundation Allied Health Lab at the Meriden Center. He plans to expand and develop partnerships and collaborations with area institutions and organizations to serve their clients or members. In addition, the successful Kids on Campus program and other personal enrichment programs are expected to grow.
Smalley says, “Middlesex Community College has an incredible staff, faculty, and resources to serve the eighteen towns in the College’s primary service area and the citizens of Connecticut. I am excited to have the opportunity to join the College and keep building on the great work already done. We look forward to advancing these efforts as we address our communities’ education and training needs for our future. It’s all about people and building a better world.”
Smalley received a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in Training & Development from Pennsylvania State University. He currently resides in Middletown.