Dr. David H. Ponitz

1931 - Present 

Inducted 2010


Dr. David H. Ponitz is an educator, community leader, and advocate for low cost, high quality education for students from all backgrounds. As the long time president of Sinclair Community College, he transformed the institution into the powerhouse it is today, equipping thousands of students to compete in our modern economy. Under his 20 plus year leadership, Sinclair tripled in the number of students taking classes for credit, and gained acclaim as one of the top ten most respected community colleges in the country. Since his retirement in 1997, Dr. Ponitz has continued his involvement in countless non-profits and community organizations, and consulted with community college boards across the country. He has won numerous awards, including Montgomery County Citizen of the Year.