Biography: Dr. John Cox

Dr. John L. Cox, Ed.D., CPA, assumed leadership of Cape Cod Community College on July 1, 2012, committed to the success of our students across the Cape, the Islands, and the Greater Plymouth area of Massachusetts. Developing and strengthening partnerships with businesses, nonprofits, government, and other educational institutions, he has leveraged the College’s efforts, continuing to expand education and workforce development opportunities, increase retention, and enhance the success of our students, faculty, and staff.

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Having been selected for the 2012 Fulbright Commission’s Community College Seminar in Russia, he serves on the American Association of Community Colleges’ Commission on Global Education, and has studied and consulted in England, Zimbabwe, Turkey, and Brazil. President Cox also serves on the State’s Advisory Council to the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission.

Prior to joining the Cape College, Dr. Cox served as Vice President for Finance, Operations and Government Relations at Harford Community College, Maryland. He earned his doctorate from George Washington University, and was awarded the 2010 John Grenzebach Award for Outstanding Research in Philanthropy for Educational Advancement, through the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Dr. Cox has published in the International Journal of Educational Advancement, and has taught in the Higher Education Administration program at Kent State University, and the doctoral program in Community College Policy and Administration at University of Maryland University College.

President Cox previously served on the National Association of College and University Business Officers Community College Council, and was a former Community College Leadership Fellow sponsored by the Maryland Association of Community Colleges and Morgan State University. He has served in positions at Portland State University, Harford County Public Schools, University of Maryland, the University of Southern California, and is a former Pennsylvania township manager.