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academic administrator

Donald David Conklin, American academic administrator. Recipient Administrators award for excellence in aviation education Federal Aviation Administration, 1989, award Dutchess County History Society, 2006, named New York Business Person of Year, 2008.


Conklin, Donald David was born on October 29, 1944 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Donald David and Esther Louise (McCracken) Conklin.


Bachelor, Pennsylvania State University, 1966. Master of Education, Pennsylvania State University, 1967. Doctor of Education, New York University, 1975.


Assistant dean instruction, State University of New York, Farmingdale, 1970-1972;executive assistant to president, State University of New York, Farmingdale, 1972-1978;special assistant, New Jersey Department Higher Education, Trenton, 1978-1980;dean for planning and development, Mercer County Community College, Trenton, 1980-1983;dean for administration, Mercer County Community College, Trenton, 1983-1986;dean for academic affairs, Mercer County Community College, Trenton, 1986-1992;president, Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, New York, since 1992. Consultant American Automobile Association of Northern New Jersey, Morristown, 1984, Harrisburg Area Community College, 1983, Ednl. Testing Svc., Princeton, New Jersey, 1990, Educom Cons.

Superior vena cava syndrome, Princeton, 1985-1990, Maryland. Higher Education Commission, 1992-1995.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


Chair Dutchess County Empire Zone Board. Chairman board directors United Way of Dutchess County. Vice chairman, board directors St. Francis Hospital, Community Fund of Dutchess County, Hudson Valley Philharmonic, Hudson Valley council Boy Scouts American, Dutchess County Economic Development Corporation.

Member State University of New York Council of President. Chairman College Board Community College Advisory Committee. Trustee Poughkeepsie Day School, trustee Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Member Poughkeepsie Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Mu Gamma, Phi Delta Kappa, The Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, golf, reading.


Married Kathleen Ann Fitzwilliam, August 3, 1968. Children: Donald David III, Elizabeth Annual.

Donald David Conklin

Esther Louise (McCracken) Conklin

Kathleen Ann Fitzwilliam

Donald David III Conklin

Elizabeth Annual Conklin