As the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Digital Officer, Celeste Schwartz provides strategic leadership for all aspects of academic and administrative technology and technology-supported process improvements at Montgomery County Community College (MCCC). Along with her technology focus, she leads student success and sustainability initiatives and oversees institutional research. Ms. Schwartz has guided many transformative initiatives for MCCC, including the Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) grant project and mobile-first strategies for the student portal, college website, and beyond, which have earned MCCC continued recognition as a top digital community college in the nation.
Ms. Schwartz has been an active member of EDUCAUSE, serving a variety boards and committees and presenting as subject matter expert on topics like analytics and the use of technology to support student success, IT governance, and community colleges. Ms. Schwartz received the 2018 EDUCAUSE Leadership Award, EDUCAUSE’s highest award.
Additionally, she has served a variety of organizations, including The Pathway School Board of Directors, KINBER Board of Directors, The Rotary Club of Blue Bell, the IT Affinity Group, a leadership and technical resource for the CIOs of Pennsylvania community colleges.
Ms. Schwartz holds a PhD in education from Walden University, MS in information technology from Villanova University, a BS in business administration from St. Joseph’s University, and an AAS in computer science from Montgomery County Community College.