John “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D. became the seventh president of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, in July 2011. His previous appointments include president of Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Ore., and president of Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, Va. He earned a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees and a doctorate, as well as an honorary associate degree.
Ski is the past chairman of the board for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and was a member of AACC’s 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges. He also is a member of Harrisburg Rotary and serves on the boards of the Harrisburg Boys and Girls Club, Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities, and Pennsylvania’s Workforce Investment Board and serves on numerous local, regional and national advisory committees including the Governor’s Advisory Board on Education and Workforce Development.
Ski, and his husband, Steve Perrault, are residents of Harrisburg, Pa. A native of Cleveland, Ohio. He is the only member of his working-class family to graduate from college.