Meet the president of ECC and his cabinet.



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.



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. 



Vice President of Business & Finance / Interim Chief Human Resources Officer
Sharon Konny, MBA
Business, financial services and facilities are managed through this office. 


Amenta Paula

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.



Senior Executive Director of Planning & Institutional Effectiveness
Philip Garber, PhD
This office 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. The executive director works with college administrators, faculty and staff to support and guide management's strategic planning activities throughout the campus.



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.


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. 



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.


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.