Mary E. Heiss
Mary E. Heiss is Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), and a member of AACC’s executive leadership team. Heiss oversees a department that implements strategies and programs to advance student access and success in the nation’s community colleges, including activities with the National Science Foundation through the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program, and international programs and services. She staffs AACC’s Committee on Program Initiatives and Workforce Training, AACC’s Commission on Academic, Student, and Community Development, and is AACC’s liaison to the Instructional Technology Council.
Prior to joining AACC in 2006, Heiss led development and communications efforts for two nonprofit organizations. Earlier in her career, she worked in the information technology and telecommunications industries for over 15 years. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and attended St. Clair County Community College (MI).