Dr. Ann Bieber President of LCCC
With more than 30 years of progressive experience and proven ability to lead teams, Bieber has developed programs, promoted economic development, delivered cost and efficiency improvements, cultivated donors, acquired alternative funding and achieved record-setting revenue growth and profits.
In her role as president, Bieber is responsible for the academic guidance of the college, allocation of resources for the college’s $42 million budget, fostering positive academic environments for students and staff on the college’s main campus in Schnecksville, and off-campus sites in Tamaqua, Jim Thorpe, Allentown and at the Lehigh Valley International Airport; outreach to stakeholders, thought leaders and constituents; and leadership and advocacy of the college’s mission and goals through the implementation of the strategic plan.
Prior to her appointment as president, Bieber was the senior vice president of administrative services responsible for the departments of information technology, workforce and community development, human resources, planning and assessment, institutional research, college relations, and the college foundation.
During her tenure as interim president, Bieber spearheaded the development of “Many Voices, One Vision: LCCC 2014 – 2017,” the college’s three-year rolling strategic plan. She strengthened LCCC’s partnerships with military, businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions and coordinated the Middle States Periodic Review Report, which resulted in accreditation and commendation. Under her leadership, the college’s advanced information technologies, including administrative and academic resources and student and staff portals, have been upgraded and improved. She is credited with creating partnerships with business and industry leaders, community organizations and economic development authorities and leading new initiatives to assist businesses in maintaining a skilled workforce.
While serving as Vice President of Administrative Services and Workforce/Community Development, a position she held for almost 10 years, Bieber took the helm at the college’s foundation office. Bieber’s guidance has resulted in the college securing resources for scholarships, grants and other financial resources. Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation is in the top 100 of community college foundations nationwide in assets and annual income. She was also instrumental in the development of a $7 million off-campus site, and is well-known around the Lehigh Valley for her passionate advocacy for the establishment of full scholarships for students. Today, LCCC students are awarded more than $250,000 in scholarship funds every year.
Bieber has worked tirelessly over the years to enhance, improve and foster the growth of Lehigh Carbon Community College as one of the region’s premiere educational institutions.
She serves as a member of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation’s legislative and government relations committee, is on the executive board and finance board of the Workforce Investment Board of the Lehigh Valley and is on the Council of Presidents with the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges. Bieber was recently appointed to the Carbon County & Economic Development Board of Directors and to the Board of Directors of the Manufacturers Resource Center and Futuros Empresarios (FE) Foundation.
Bieber earned her bachelor’s degree from Cedar Crest College, her master’s from Kutztown University, and her doctorate from Capella University. She lives in Orefield with her husband, Matt. Together, they have two grown children, Natalie and Matthew.