Henry D. Shannon is superintendent/president of Chaffey Community College.
Shannon earned his BA from Harris Stowe State University and his MA and PhD from Washington University.
He began his career with St. Louis Community College in 1983 as dean of student services at the Forest Park campus and was later named president of that campus in 1992. Prior to his career with St. Louis Community College, Shannon was a teacher and counselor in the St. Louis Public School System and worked as a counselor and administrator at Harris Stowe State University. After leaving Harris-Stowe State College, Shannon was an administrator at St. Louis University, where he directed the Upward Bound program and was the assistant director of the Student Educational Services Center.
Shannon continues to be an advocate for students and student success. His current efforts are focused on strategies to enhance the academic achievement of underserved students.
He is a strong advocate for community colleges and welcomes the opportunity to talk about their role to audiences locally, statewide, and nationally.