For the first time since the radiologic technology associate degree program began in 1992, Professor Paul Creech, MPH, Esq. is not directing the program that has educated a generation of radiological technologists and health care administrators.
Creech retired September 1 after 29 years heading one of the college’s nationally accredited health professions programs. His service will continue in the classroom, however, as an instructor preparing Radiologic Technologist majors for careers in hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, nursing homes, and other health care settings. He’ll also help the program meet licensure requirements with Assistant Professor Katherine Bradeen, R.T. (R)(CT), M.S., Rad Tech’s new program coordinator.
Throughout his tenure Creech has been an academic and campus leader having served as a Department Chair in addition to coordinating the Rad Tech program. He also was elected for many years to serve as President of the College Senate, an elected representative to the Faculty Advisory Committee to the Board of Regents and as a faculty representative on the Capital Community College Foundation. Creech, an alumnus of St. Louis Community College at Forest Park (MO), holds a B.A. in Economics from Westfield State University and an M.P.H. from the University of Massachusetts. He earned the Juris Doctorate from Western New England University School of Law.
In a campus announcement Chief Executive Officer G. Duncan Harris, Ed.D congratulated Creech acknowledging his service to Capital. “He has served nobly and built our radiological technology program into a regional exemplar. He is a faculty champion and has been a true servant leader at the helm of our college senate. You will continue to see Paul on campus as he has agreed to join our adjunct faculty ranks and assist us with ongoing licensure requirements of our program.”
Radiologic technology is a major component of associate degree and certificate granting programs in the health professions (nursing, medical assisting, paramedic) at Capital with high rates of completion and career employment of its students. The radiological technology associate degree program is a 30 month program that includes five clinical radiology courses. The CCC Radiology program is fully accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) having earned re-accreditation in 2017 through 2025.
Alumna of the Radiologic Technology Program joined Paul Creech in a ribbon cutting in 2019 for a new lab at Capital funded by a $75,000 grant from the CT Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA). Alums included the administrative director and managers of Medical Imagining at ECHN hospitals. From left: Samantha Bourbeau, Agnieszka Dziiubinski, Jillian Menzel with Program Coordinator Paul Creech and Christina Gallignano.
The CCC Foundation congratulates Professor Creech for his service and many accomplishments at Capital Community College.