Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Tanya Millner-Harlee is the Interim Chief Executive Officer at Manchester Community College. She began her tenure on June 15, 2018. She is the sixth leader of the college since its founding in 1963, the first African American in that role, and is the first to hold the title of Chief Executive Officer. 

Dr. Millner-Harlee earned her doctorate in higher education administration from The George Washington University and has worked for over 24 years in teaching and educational administration, thirteen of those years at Manchester Community College. In addition to 20 years of teaching, Dr. Millner-Harlee brings several years of administrative experience, including the role of Interim Chief Academic Officer and Interim Academic Division Director of Business, Engineering, and Technology at Manchester Community College. Prior to taking on the division director role, Dr. Millner-Harlee was co-chair of the English department.  In these roles, Dr. Millner-Harlee helped design, develop and revise programs and online and on-ground courses. Additionally, she has worked on outcomes assessment within MCC’s English department and participated in departmental self-studies and program reviews.

Prior to coming to MCC, Dr. Millner-Harlee held several positions in higher education. She served as Coordinator of Reading, Writing and Study Skills at Northeastern University and worked as an administrator at satellite campuses of Park University and Capitol College, where she served largely military and government personnel and their dependents. As Coordinator for Capitol College’s Virginia campus at Quantico Marine Corps Base and Coordinator at Park University’s Virginia campus at Fort Myers Army Base, she worked in student recruitment and as an advisor, counseling students on tuition assistance, veterans’ benefits and transfer credits from various military schools.

Through all of her roles at MCC, Northeastern University, Park University, Northern Virginia Community College, and Capitol College, Dr. Millner-Harlee has dedicated her attention to the development and support of faculty and staff, always committed to supporting the depth and breadth of the missions of the institutions at which she has served.