College Names Assistant Dean for Transportation Technology

Published 07.06.2005

Faculty & Staff

Steven H. WallaceSteven H. Wallace, a U.S. Military Academy graduate with more than 11 years of experience in higher-education administration, has been named Pennsylvania College of Technology's first-ever assistant dean of transportation technology.

Most recently dean of instruction at Bryant and Stratton College in Orchard Park, N.Y., Wallace also has served as assistant director of counseling and testing/veteran services at Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y.; assistant dean of instruction at the Wyoming Campus Center of Genesee Community College in Batavia, N.Y.; a graduate assistant at The Pennsylvania State University; curriculum developer/chief of curriculum affairs at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; and chief of records, testing and data-processing support in West Point's admissions office.

"Both enrollment and industry support have grown to the point that more than one administrator was needed," explained Colin W. Williamson, dean of transportation technology.

Eighteen years ago, for instance, the School of Transportation Technology had about 90 students among two associate-degree programs and three certificate offerings.

"We have 580 students scheduled for Fall 2005 and offer two bachelor's degrees, six associate's degrees, three certificates and one competency credential," the dean added. "Industry support has grown to include Toyota, Ford, Honda, Lycoming Engines, PPG and DuPont."

Where once aviation was the only certified transportation program, the school now can boast master certification by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation in all automotive and collision majors, certification by the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair and pending accreditation by the National Association of Industrial Technology.

"I am very impressed with the helpfulness of the faculty and with all of the facilities and resources for the students that I have seen so far at Penn College," Wallace said. "I am looking forward to working with everyone."

After his graduation from the academy, he earned a master's degree in counselor education at Penn State and is completing his doctoral work there in higher-education administration.

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