Dr. Donald Chrusciel named vice chancellor of administrative services, CFO

Dr. Donald Chrusciel

Metropolitan Community College has announced its new vice chancellor of administrative services and chief financial officer.

Dr. Donald Chrusciel officially joins the College on June 25. He comes to MCC from Bakersfield College in California, where he served as vice president of finance and administrative services. Prior to that, he served in a similar role at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Oklahoma is not the only Midwestern flavor in Chrusciel’s past. He previously led business services in positions at Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames and at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Chrusciel’s well-rounded academic background includes a community college. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial education and technology from Iowa State University, a master’s in management information systems and operations management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a master’s in business administration from California State University. His undergraduate degrees include a bachelor’s in biochemistry from Michigan State University in Lansing and an associate in science from Grand Rapids Community (Junior) College in Michigan.

“I am excited about coming to MCC because of the people,” Chrusciel says. “I look forward to joining Chancellor Beatty and the leadership team, along with the enthusiasm of the MCC family to make a difference in providing a safe and welcoming environment so that our students and all in the community can be successful and attain full potential.”

He is the author of more than a dozen publications and multiple presentations covering areas going beyond providing high quality support services issues to also include significant/strategic change, leadership issues, process improvement, operations management, materiel management, sustainability (economic, environmental and social), feedback methods, value metrics, benchmarking and the impact of technology on the organization.