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Jim Jacobs

President, Macomb Community College

Jim-Jacobs-photoJim Jacobs assumed the presidency of Macomb Community College on July 1, 2008. Prior to his appointment, he concurrently served as director for the Center for Workforce Development and Policy at the college, and as associate director, Community College Research Center (CCRC), Teachers College, Columbia University.

In more than 40 years at Macomb, Jacobs has taught social science, political science and economics. He specializes in the areas of workforce skills and technology, economic development, worker retraining and community college workforce development, and is widely published in these areas of expertise.

Previously, Jacobs served as the president of the National Council for Workforce Education, a national post-secondary organization of occupational education and workforce development specialists.

Jacobs earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University.