Prior to becoming the sixth president of Reading Area Community College in 2018, Dr. Looney served in key roles as both an educator and administrator at community colleges in Arizona, Colorado, and Delaware.
She is the chair of the Reading Hospital Board of Trustees and serves on the boards of Berks Latino Workforce Development, United Way of Berks County, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, Berks Alliance, and the Greater Berks Development Fund. Nationally, she is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission on Student Success and is a member of the Executive Committee for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Our focus is on education and workforce development that leads to household self-sufficiency. When a family is able to be self-sufficient, they rise out of the cycle of poverty, empowering generations onward and enriching the fabric of our communities.