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Dr. Marshall Edward Drummond, Ed.D.

Marshall Edward (Mark) Drummond
68948 Serrano Drive
Twentynine Palms, California, 92277


Chief Operating Officer and Provost, Higher Colleges of Technology, United Arab Emirates. (2009 to 2013). The HCT is a system of 17 college campuses located throughout the Emirates. The mission of this system is to prepare citizens for professional careers in technical fields such as engineering, computer science and allied health. The colleges offer 38 bachelor’s degrees and 6 associated master’s degrees. The colleges are governed by the Federal Government of the UAE, and are under the office of the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Accomplishments included increased effectiveness/efficiency of operations; 20% enrollment growth and international accreditation of all major programs of study (ABET, NCATE, AACSB, etc).

Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District (June, 1999 – 2004; 2007- 2009.) Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Community College District, the largest community college district in the nation and includes nine colleges with a budget of ¾ billion dollars serving approximately 140,000 students. During my first term, the District passed two of the largest facilities bonds ($2.2 billion dollars total) ever passed by a community college. Upon my return to the office in 2007 an additional $5 billion issue was approved. In addition, during my tenure, the District has brought in over $500 million in external funding, and the 10 foundations are growing at double-digit rates.

Chancellor, California Community College System (January 2004 – June 2007). The Chancellor is the chief state officer in charge of all regulatory policy and budget. Approval of all programs and degrees, budget requests to the Governor and legislature, and all student aid are managed by the State Chancellor and a staff of over 400 working in the State Capital. Relations between the other segments of public and private education, the colleges and the state government, and relations with the Federal Government are managed by the Chancellor. The Chancellor reports to a Governing Board of 17 individuals appointed by the Governor.

President, Eastern Washington University (1989-1998) President and Chief Executive of Eastern Washington University, a public university serving approximately 8,000 students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Annual capital and operating budget is in excess of $100 million. Major achievements include increasing the university endowment from under $1 million to approximately $28 million; increasing the level of grants and contracts tenfold; raising private and public funds to restore a historical performing arts 2 center, securing funds to build a new 160,000 square foot library, and to do other extensive renovations. Led the effort to restructure the colleges to better utilize extension and other college/university partnerships (including public/private). Stabilized and guided the building of a quality NCAA Division I sports program. Total new construction during my tenure exceeded $400 million.

Executive Vice President, Eastern Washington University (1989). Serving as Chief of Staff to the president this position entailed the supervision of all university divisions.

Vice President for Administrative Services and Finance, Eastern Washington University (1988-89).

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Eastern Washington University (1987)

Director of Education/Planning, Los Rios Community College District, Sacramento (1981- 82)

Director, Business and Technical Studies, Chabot College, Valley Campus (1975-81)

Coordinator of Data Processing, Chabot College (1970-72)

Founding Member and General Manager, Technology Specialists Inc., Exton, Pennsylvania (I985-89). (later named Collegis and then Sungard).
General Manager for West Coast Operations, Systems and Computer Technology Corporation (SCT), Malvern, Pennsylvania (1982-85)

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society Author’s Award – Wadsworth Publishing Beta Gamma Sigma National Honorary Society Phi Alpha Theta National Honorary Society 
PUBLIC SERVICE HISTORY: President, CEO Board of the California Community Colleges. The CEO Board operates under the auspices of the Community College League of California (CCLC) and is the official advocacy group for the leaders of California’s 108 community colleges. Service is voluntary and members are elected.

President, CEO Board of the California Community Colleges. The CEO Board operates under the auspices of the Community College League of California (CCLC) and is the official advocacy group for the leaders of California’s 108 community colleges. Service is voluntary and members are elected.

Commissioner, City of Los Angeles. Appointed June 2002 by Mayor James Hahn to the Commission on Families and Children. The Commission oversees funds and programs of the City of Los Angeles dedicated to the service of children, youth, families and the organizations within the City that support them.

Member, University of Southern California Board of Councilors. The BOC is advisory to 3 the university president and to the dean of the Rossier School of Education. The Council participates in planning and developing external funding opportunities and provides advice and counsel regarding institutional direction.

Member, National Academy of Sciences Sub Committee on Emerging Technologies for radioactive waste management and disposal. This group is charged with advising the U.S. Department of Energy on policy and program matters relating to the storage and disposal of waste materials from the nuclear weapons production program. Chairman, Hanford Future Uses Commission. This group was chartered by the U.S. Department of Energy to study, hold hearings, and report and recommend future uses and ownership patterns for the 512 square mile Hanford Nuclear Reservation located near Richland, Washington. The resulting reports and recommendations served as a guide for future land actions, including clean up and disposal of waste and surplus land. As Chairman, I advised members of Congress on legislative matters pertaining to nuclear waste disposal.

Chairman, Hanford Tank Waste Commission. This group was chartered by the U.S. Department of Energy to examine and recommend alternatives for the disposal of hazardous and radioactive waste stored in numerous underground tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Spokane Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Spokane, Washington Spokane Symphony, Board of Directors, Spokane, Washington Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest, Board of Directors, Spokane, Washington Lutheran Social Services, Senior Housing Project Coordinator, Spokane, Washington Sierra Club, member/research participant on the California Water Policy Study United Bay Area Crusade (United Way): Compliance Audit Chairman Private Industry Council member, Hayward, California Small Business Administration consulting educator, Hayward, California California Youth Symphony, Board Member 
Commonwealth Club of California, Member
Opportunities Industrialization Center, founding director, San Jose, California

B.S. – Management and Economics, San Jose State University
M.B.A. – Marketing and Economics, San Jose State University
EdD – Higher Education Administration (Organization and Leadership), University of San Francisco, Dissertation topic involved the impact of post-secondary teacher training techniques on work quality and performance

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTATIONS: The following client engagements involved performance audits or assessments; technical environment or plan reviews; and planning 4 guidance.

  • Editorial Consultant, The Macmillan Company, New York
  • Contributing Editor, Diebold Series, Chicago
  • Harvard University School of Business
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Southern California
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • University of Houston System
  • Oregon State System of Higher Education (OSSHE)
  • Seattle University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Memphis State University
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • New Hampshire College
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Foothill-DeAnza Community College
  • Riverside Community College
  • San Diego Community College
  • San Mateo County Community College System (ongoing)
  • Victor Valley Community College

Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Urban Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California (1999 to 2009). The Senior Research Scientist engages in grant-seeking, research design, and policy development for the School of Education.

Visiting Professor of Education, University of Texas, Community College Leadership Program, (2004 to present)

Professor of Education specializing in educational policy, research methods, and assessment, Eastern Washington University (holding the current honorary rank of Professor of the University)

Professor of Business (tenured), Eastern Washington University

Adjunct Professor of Business and Information Systems, San Francisco State University

Associate Professor of Business and Education, University of San Francisco

Instructor, Business, and Data Processing, Chabot College, Hayward, California

The Context, Design, and Impact of System-Wide Assessments to Enhance Effectiveness in the Higher Colleges of Technology of the United Arab Emirates, Marshall Drummond and Matthew Robby, International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education, Vol 2, Issue 3, 2010

Learning to Serve, “Promoting Civil Society Through Service Learning”, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston MS, ISBN 0-7923-7577-7, 2002

“Collaborative Bargaining in Public Universities,” co-authored with William P. Hobgood and George M. Dennison, published in the Negotiations Journal, Volume 13, No. 1, 1997.

“The Relationship Between Shared Governance Models and Faculty and Administrator Attitudes,” co-authored with Dr. Arthur Reitsch, published in Journal for Higher Education Management, Summer/Fall 1995

“Minorities in Leadership Positions in Higher Education: A Report of Eight Years of Disappointment, 1986 – 1993,” published in the Black Issues in Higher Education, March, 1995. Presented at conference on “Expanding Opportunities for Minorities,” held in Tempe, AZ, January, 1995

“Dealing With Faculty Salary Inequity – A Case Study,” co-authored with Dr. Flash Gibson and Dr. Ray Hamel, published in the proceedings of The Association for Institutional Research, New Orleans, LA, June, 1994

“Are Information Systems Organizations Becoming Obsolete?,” co-authored with Wayne Praeder, published in the proceedings of Computers on Campus, Columbia, SC, November 1992

“Introducing Multimedia Technology on Campus,” co-authored with Wayne Praeder, and Dr. Douglas Bickerstaff, published in the proceedings of Computers on Campus, Myrtle Beach, SC, November 1992.

“Transforming the Mission – Institutionalizing Service to Non-Traditional Students”, co-authored with Dr. Jennifer Stucker, published in the proceedings of The Adult Learner Conference, Columbia, South Carolina, June 1992.

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