President’s Biography


Dr. Nicholas C. Neupauer

Dr. Nicholas C. Neupauer is entering his 11th year as President of Butler County Community College.

Most recently, BC3 was named by as Pennsylvania's top community college. It was the second consecutive no. 1 ranking. From 2014-18, the College earned Military Friendly School recognition by Victory Media. Other recent accomplishments include: a five-star chapter designation for the Rho Phi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society; a top 10 percent ranking by for the distance education program; and The President’s Cup in the Western Pennsylvania Community College Leadership Institute.

Fundraising at Butler has increased significantly since Dr. Neupauer became President in 2007. Assets in The BC3 Education Foundation, Inc. have increased from $8.9 million to $18.2 million. Three separate $1 million gifts have been received from private donors in just over three years. A Pioneer Proud Campaign concluded in the fall of 2016 with $6.85 million (thrashing a goal of $5.5 million) and 82 percent of employees and boards contributing.

Dr. Neupauer has worked diligently to enhance the student experience at BC3. This includes: increased scholarship opportunities, investments into campus safety, a Degree Completion Partnership program, and a regional approach to higher education with six campus locations.

Prior to being appointed President, he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs (2004-2007) and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences (1999-2004) at BC3. Dr. Neupauer was an assistant professor and chair of the Communication Department at Marist College (1996-99).

Recognized for excellence in the classroom, he currently teaches at Butler. Dr. Neupauer has also taught at West Virginia University (1993-96) and Bethany College (1995-96). In 2004, BC3’s student body named him Outstanding Faculty Member. At West Virginia University, he was named Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant and Outstanding Professor by the Panhellenic Council. At Marist, he twice won School of Communication Faculty of the Year. He also taught in Geneva College’s graduate program.

Dr. Neupauer was Board Chair of the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges from 2013-15. He and his wife, Tamatha, were co-chairs of the Butler County March of Dimes Walk in 2010. In 2012, Dr. Neupauer chaired two Butler County Heart Association Walks. He served as Chair of the Butler County Chamber in 2011. Dr. Neupauer was the 2010 recipient of the Arthur V. Ciervo Award from the Association of Communicators in Education. His expertise in communication was recognized in 2013 by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (District 1) as its prestigious Pacesetter Award winner.

He earned a Doctorate in Education in Communication and Instruction from West Virginia University, a Master of Science in Communication from Clarion University and a Bachelor of Arts in Print Journalism from Penn State University.