Dr. Tina Ludutsky-Taylor recently retired from a forty-year career in higher education. Her last position was Director of Santa Fe Community College’s Higher Education Center. The HEC is a partnership of colleges and universities led by SFCC to provide affordable, accessible bachelor’s completion and graduate programs in Santa Fe. Dr. Ludutsky-Taylor drafted the proposal to establish the Center, which was approved by the NM Higher Education Department in December 2009. She also organized a successful $35 million local district bond campaign, which funded the construction of a facility to house the HEC. This is Dr. Ludutsky-Taylor’s second tenure at SFCC; she was a founding staff member and served in various roles from 1983 to 1991.
Prior to returning to SFCC, Dr. Ludutsky-Taylor was the Vice President of Front Range Community College’s Boulder County Campus in Longmont, Colorado. Accomplishments included strengthening relationships between the College and key community, business, educational and governmental groups while leading the effort to establish FRCC’s Career Enrichment Academy – a comprehensive leadership development/succession planning program for faculty, staff and administrators.
As the founding administrator of Sierra Community College District’s Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley, Dr. Ludutsky-Taylor secured initial operating funding for SC-NCC; established several partnerships with community organizations, businesses and the Foundation to develop the campus and expand facilities; and passed a $44.4 million special district bond measure for the construction of the second phase of the campus’ Facilities Master Plan. Additionally, the Sierra College Leadership Institute and the Nevada County Community Leadership Institute were launched.
In the course of her higher education career, Dr. Ludutsky-Taylor served in the positions of counselor, chief student services officer, faculty member, academic/technical program division head, chief instructional officer, chief facilities development and construction officer as well as community college chief executive officer. Additionally, she has been a Consultant/Evaluator for The Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. Providing leadership for business, economic development, community organizations and educational institutions has also been an integral part of her career.
Dr. Ludutsky-Taylor received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education Administration and a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York College at Cortland. She is a graduate of the League for Innovation in the Community College Executive Leadership Institute and the Asilomar Women’s Leadership Institute.