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YCCC is thrilled to announce that Dr. Jennifer Laney has joined YCCC as the Associate Dean of Students. In her role at the college Dr. Laney will be the point person for Athletics, E-Sports, and Student Code of Conduct. Additionally, she will oversee Admissions and Financial Aid.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jennifer Laney to the YCCC family! Jennifer is a well-respected leader, and her passion and commitment to student success will be vital as YCCC continues to reimagine higher education.” said YCCC President Michael Fischer.

Most recently, Dr. Laney served as the Director of Athletics and Student Life at the University of Maine at Augusta for six years. Dr. Laney has a long list of accomplishments, including being named the United States Collegiate Athletic Director of the Year in 2020.

“I would like to thank President Fischer, Dean Owen, and the search committee for this incredible opportunity.  I am thrilled to be joining the YCCC family and am looking forward to connecting with students, staff and faculty, and the greater community.” Dr. Jennifer Laney

Dr. Laney is a graduate of the University of Maine, with a Ph.D. in Higher Education specializing in Gender Equity in Athletics, a Master of Education in Higher Education with a concentration in student-athletic retention and Bachelor of Arts in Food Science and Human Nutrition.  Dr. Laney has over 10 years of experience in college athletics and most recently served as Director of Athletics at the University of Maine at Augusta.  In 2020, Dr. Laney was named the USCAA Garth Pleasant Honorary Athletic Director of the Year.  During her time as Athletic Director at UMA, she was instrumental in advancing the athletic department in the areas of academic success, athletic achievement, and community service.

In her spare time, Dr. Laney enjoys hiking, spending time near the ocean, sea-glassing, and traveling.