Cory L. Duckworth was appointed president of Jamestown Community College in August 2013. His 28-year career in higher education has focused on providing students with life-enriching educational experiences.
Prior to his appointment at JCC, Dr. Duckworth served as vice president of student affairs and strategic planning at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem, Utah and vice president for university advancement and marketing at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.
Following his graduation from the University of Utah College of Law, Dr. Duckworth worked as a political science instructor and pre-law advisor at Southern Utah University where he subsequently accepted the position of assistant director of development.
He later worked at Minot State University in North Dakota as executive assistant to the president for planning and development, director of the St. Cloud State University Foundation in Minnesota, and associate vice president for institutional advancement at UVU.
Throughout his career, Dr. Duckworth has initiated a wide range of strategies for the benefit of students and the academy. He has raised substantial funds from private sources in support of these efforts. He has served as director of the Utah Valley Senior Executive Leadership Forum, as a board director of the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority, as president of the Orem Rotary Club, and as a member of the board of directors for United Way of Utah County.
Dr. Duckworth is the former chair of the UVU Strategic Directions Advisory Board and a former board director for Region V of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. He was honored with the Eileen Tosney Award for Distinguished Service by the American Association of University Administrators. He was also awarded the UVU Board of Trustees Award of Excellence.
Dr. Duckworth and his wife Elva are the proud parents of five children and ten grandchildren.
View President Duckworth's inauguration ceremony.