President’s Office and Leadership Team

Dear Campus Community,

Happy New Year and welcome back! I hope you were able to rejuvenate over Winter Break. Thank you so much for continuing to persevere through what has been a challenging year so far. Your compassion, strength, and resilience energize and inspire me. 

I’m writing today to share the changes I will be making to the President’s Office and leadership team that will prepare us to move forward on our strategic priorities and capitalize on people’s strengths.

Title Changes

Mike Edmonds: Mike’s title will change from Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff to Senior Vice President. This change more accurately reflects his duties and contributions. Mike will continue to work closely with the CC Board of Trustees, build our external relationships, oversee the Fine Arts Center, and lead government relations and strategic initiatives.

Robert Moore: Robert’s title will change from Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration to Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. This change more accurately reflects his duties and contributions. Robert will continue to operate as our chief financial officer, oversee Facilities Services and Human Resources, and lead strategic initiatives.

New Additions

Jane Turnis: 
Jane will join the President’s Office as Associate Vice President of Executive Communications. I am thrilled I was able to entice her to work more closely with me and to focus her efforts on executive-level communications and strategic communications on key initiatives. She will continue to lead the Office of Communications until a new vice president is hired, and then will start her new role.

Manya Whitaker: Manya will join the President’s Office as Acting Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff for the next six months. In this new role, Manya will partner closely with me on a wide variety of cross-divisional and executive initiatives, providing critical direction and leadership to optimize strategic priorities such as our antiracism commitment. She will also serve as my principal aide in managing sensitive and confidential issues; help with the development of college policies, processes, and practices; serve as my representative on key college committees, as appropriate; manage high-priority projects to ensure successful launch and execution; and serve as a member of the college’s leadership team.

In closing, thank you so much for helping to create the roadmap to our bright future. Your involvement in Project 2024, your participation in Conversations with the President, and your countless contributions to our mission inspire me and fill me with such optimism about our future. I am confident in our ability to weather any challenge and to accomplish the extraordinary.

Thank you so much for all that you do.


L. Song Richardson


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