About Dr. Annesa Cheek
Dr. Cheek comes to FCC from St. Cloud Technical & Community College in Minnesota, where she had served as president since 2018.
Prior to that presidency, Dr. Cheek spent 12 years at Sinclair Community College in Ohio, an institution serving over 30,000 individuals across five locations. While there, she was the Vice President of the School and Community Partnerships Division for three years. Her other past positions at Sinclair Community College include Vice President for Student Financial Services and Senior Advisor to the President, Chief of Staff in the Office of the President, and Senior Director of Advancement. She has also served as the Executive Vice President for the Ohio Association of Community Colleges.
Dr. Cheek earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management at Tennessee State University, a Master of Business Administration at the University of Dayton, and a Doctor of Education at the University of Texas at Austin in the Community College Leadership Program. In 2016, she was chosen by the Aspen Institute for its Presidential Fellowship, a national leadership program for community college presidents.
Dr. Cheek is active in community service and was a member of numerous boards in Minnesota, including the Central Minnesota Community Foundation, the St. Cloud Hospital, and Partners for Student Success. She is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.