David Katz III
Mohawk Valley Community College
David R. Katz III retired as the executive director of organizational development at Mohawk Valley Community College, where he completed a 38-year teaching, coaching, and leadership career. Upon his retirement in 2019, David was awarded professor emeritus status and he was selected into the MVCC Hall of Fame. As MVCC’s executive director, David created, implemented, and oversaw programs aimed at developing a vibrant culture of personal and professional enrichment that reinforced organizational goals focused around student success, inclusion, and empowerment. David was also directly involved in mentoring faculty and staff on pedagogical, motivational, and leadership issues at venues including MVCC; community college campuses throughout America; national educational conferences; and to public and corporate audiences. This is now his primary professional pursuit and passion. David holds an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Camden County Community College, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts with a major in political ccience and a minor in secondary education, and a master’s degree in political science from Villanova University.