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Miami Dade College Campus President named one of the most prominent and influential black women of 2007

Dr Jeanne F. Jacobs

Miami, December 10, 2007 - Dr Jeanne F. Jacobs, president of  Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus, has been recognized by Network Miami magazine as one of South Florida’s 25 most prominent and successful black women in 2007. Dr. Jacobs and other honorees are featured in the December issue.   

Dr. Jacobs began her tenure at MDC on November 1, 2005. Prior to this important post, she served as vice president for instruction and as dean of liberal arts and sciences at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.  

Dr. Jacobs has a distinguished, 30-year record of administrative leadership and teaching at community colleges. Prior to her work at Sinclair, she held leadership positions at Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama, including associate dean for human resources and legal affairs, assistant to the dean of the college, and assistant director of community services and continuing education. She also taught in the English department and in the adult basic education program.  

Her extensive community and public service involvement includes membership on the Executive Council of the Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce, the Senior Advisory Council of the Red Cross, and the Vision Council of Homestead.  

Dr. Jacobs earned a bachelor’s degree from Fisk University, a master’s in education from Alabama A&M University, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Alabama.

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Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
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