Meet the president of ECC and his cabinet.

David Sam

David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM


The president is the college’s chief executive officer, reporting to the board of trustees. The president guides internal operations which ensure student success and meet the current and emerging needs of the community.

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Peggy Heinrich

Vice President of Teaching, Learning, & Student Development
Peggy Heinrich, EdD


This office is dedicated to student success through coordination of the college’s academic programs and services. The vice president oversees all instructional divisions, learning resources and student services.

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Kimberly Wagner

Interim Vice President of Business & Finance
Kimberly Wagner, Ed.D.


Business, financial services and facilities are managed through this office.

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Paula Amenta

Managing Director of Community Engagement and Legislative Affairs
Paula Amenta, MS


In addition to building productive partnerships and strategic relationships with businesses, institutions, and individuals throughout Community College District 509, this office oversees the college’s legislative initiatives.

Philip Garber

Vice President of Planning, Institutional Effectiveness, & Technology
Philip Garber, PhD


This division is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a broad range of processes related to strategic planning, analysis and/or evaluation of the institution’s effectiveness; as well as providing and maintaining information technology services. The vice president works with college administrators, faculty, and staff to support and guide management’s strategic planning activities and information technology services throughout the campus.

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Toya Webb

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Toya Webb, MS, CPC


This department consists of four units: Marketing Services, Communications, Web Services and Print Services. It is responsible for all marketing and communications initiatives  for the college including media relations, social media, crisis communications, publications, digital marketing, branding and advertising. The Chief Marketing and Communications Officer  works with college administrators, faculty, staff and students to support and guide strategic marketing and communications activities throughout the campus.

David Davin

Executive Director of Institutional Advancement & ECC Foundation
David Davin


Coordinating efforts in resource development and alumni relations for the college, this office also directs grant development and resource development strategies, as well as the college’s private, not-for-profit foundation.

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Marilyn Prentice

Paralegal, EEO/AA, Title IX and FOIA Compliance Officer
Marilyn Prentice, MBA


Serving under the direction of the president and acting as liaison with outside counsel, the paralegal is also the EEO/AA officer and the FOIA compliance officer.

David Kintz, chief of police

Chief of Police
David Kintz

Diane Kerruish

Senior Executive Assistant to the President
Diane Kerruish, AS


Under the direction of the president, the senior executive assistant is responsible for the operational needs of both the president and the board of trustees, is the local election official, and acts as chief liaison between the president and the public, employees, students, board of trustees, ECC Foundation directors and public officials.