Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt, President

Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt joined the college on October 1, 2012.   She is the fourth president of Bucks County Community College in the college’s nearly 50 year history.   Following a unanimous vote by the college’s board of trustees,  Dr. Shanblatt, with an extensive career in community college leadership,  takes the helm following the retirement of Dr. James J. Linksz, who served the college for two decades.

Prior to coming to Bucks, Dr. Shanblatt  served for 13 years in leadership roles at Lansing Community College (LCC) in Michigan, the last three years as Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Active as a community volunteer,  Dr. Shanblatt  worked on numerous Lansing area boards and councils, three with an IT focus and two with a healthcare focus.  She was a Girl Scout leader for 10 years, and member of the National Advisory Committee on Improving Outcomes for Men of Color in Community Colleges. 

Prior to joining LCC,  she spent several years conducting molecular biological research at Michigan State University; she has published her research findings in several journals.

Dr. Shanblatt earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine and her B.S. in Chemistry from the same university.

Her personal interests include fiber arts, gardening, reading, camping, canoeing and traveling.  She is married to Dr. Michael Shanblatt and they have two adult daughters