Dr. Ann Bieber President of LCCC
Dr. Ann D. Bieber was appointed the fifth president of Lehigh Carbon Community College on July 10, 2014. Her inauguration on October 24, 2014, celebrated her 33rd year of service to LCCC — as interim president, senior vice president of administrative services and dean and director of continuing education. Dr. Bieber led the college in its landmark service area expansion, transformed it to a top-tier fundraising powerhouse and has successfully worked to make LCCC a nationally-recognized community college.
Significant accomplishments of Dr. Bieber’s in her first year as president have included:
• The award of a $10 million, competitive federal grant to support a three-college consortium providing high-priority workforce training in northeastern Pennsylvania;
• Establishment of $1.5 million scholarship endowment for high-need Lehigh Valley career and technical institute graduates;
• Recognition of LCCC as a “top 10 community college for instructional technology” by the national Center for Digital Education; and
• Recognition of LCCC as number three in the Top Places to Work in the Lehigh Valley for large employers.
During her tenure as interim president and senior vice president, Dr. Bieber spearheaded the development of the College’s Strategic Plan, Many Voice, One Vision, which is highly learner-centric and focused on student success. She strengthened the college’s partnerships with military, businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions and coordinated the Middle States Periodic Review Report, which resulted in full accreditation and commendation. Under her leadership, the college’s advanced information technologies, including administrative and academic resources and student and staff portals, were upgraded and are state-of-the-art. She has created high-value partnerships with business and industry leaders, community organizations and economic development authorities, and led groundbreaking initiatives to help area businesses maintain a skilled workforce.
As LCCC approaches the 50th anniversary of its founding, Dr. Bieber is committed to enhancing, improving and fostering the college’s standing as one of the region’s premiere educational institutions. She serves as a member of the Lehigh Valley Partnership Board, the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, the Carbon County and Economic Development Board of Directors, the Manufacturers Resource Center Board of Directors, the DaVinci Science Center Board, and Futuros Empresarios Foundation Board. Dr. Bieber has gained several recent awards for her leadership, including the Girl Scouts 2015 Take the Lead Award, Lehigh Valley Business’s 2015 Women of Influence Award, Nike’s 2015 Women’s Leadership Award, and the 2015 Number One Leader of large Lehigh Valley employers.
Dr. Bieber earned her bachelor of science degree from Cedar Crest College, her master of public administration from Kutztown University and her doctorate of educational leadership and management from Capella University. A native of northeastern Pennsylvania, she lives in Orefield with her husband, Matt, a high-tech corporate executive. Together they have two children, Natalie, a physician at Lehigh Valley Hospital, and Matthew, entrepreneur and venture capital executive.