Mark Scheinberg is the founding president of Goodwin College in East Hartford. In this role, he has provided the leadership and financial support to convert a private career school into a nonprofit, four-year collegiate institution.
Goodwin College is dedicated to what Mr. Scheinberg calls “the undiscovered student” – working adults, first generation college students, and learners who come from diverse backgrounds. A school that focuses on programs that lead to emerging careers, Goodwin College has built some of Connecticut’s largest programs in registered nursing, respiratory therapy, histology, and paramedic training. The College offers 29 degrees programs at the associate and baccalaureate level including Nursing, Child Study, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, and more.
In recent years, the College has extended its mission by developing three magnet high schools on its campus, two are high schools focused on technology and the environment. A third magnet school, The Goodwin College Early Childhood Magnet School, provides classes from prekindergarten to fifth grade to children in the Greater Hartford region, free of charge to the families served. This institution also serves as a laboratory school for the college’s Early Child Program.
Dr. Danielle Wilken has been with Goodwin College since 2002. As Vice President for Academic Affairs, she is responsible for overseeing the Academic Department, including registrar, student services, distance education, advising, the Early College programs, faculty and students. Outside of Goodwin College, she has served as an expert reviewer for textbooks, presented at conferences, and co-authored publications, not the least of which is Palko’s Medical Laboratory Procedures.
Todd Andrews has been with Goodwin College since 2005, where he serves on the President’s Cabinet. As Vice President of Economic & Strategic Development, he is an integral part of the campus master planning and execution team, and oversees new business development opportunities, community and government relations, and magnet school initiatives at the College.
Dan Noonan is a native of Waterbury, CT. Currently serving as the Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing & Communications, Dan began his career with the college in May of 1996 when it was known as the Data Institute Business School. He has played a large role in the development and execution of Goodwin’s high-touch enrollment process and is an operations-minded administrator who has significant experience with the functions of many critical college departments.
Ann Clark has served as Executive Vice President and Provost since Goodwin College’s inception in 1999. Ann provides direction to the members of Goodwin’s Cabinet and serves as a sounding board for new initiatives. Her prior experience includes more than 25 years in leadership and faculty roles in the private occupational business sector as well as several years as a public high school English teacher.
Brooke Penders has been the Vice President for Advancement at Goodwin College since April 2012, and is responsible for executing the philanthropic vision of the College. Brooke is passionate about making connections between people, organizations, and causes that create meaningful partnerships in our community. An Iowa native, she dreams of one day saving and restoring an old barn.