Newsmakers

CEO on the move

Amanda K. Lee has been selected as the new president of Bladen Community College in North Carolina, effective February 1. Most recently, Lee was chief of staff and vice president of academic affairs at Union College in Kentucky. Previously, she served as president of Cape Fear Community College in North Carolina. She worked at the college for more than a decade, first as an instructor before moving into administration. During her time as president, Lee guided a growing college which had more than 23,000 students annually. That work included the opening of a new advanced and emerging technologies building and other new facilities at the college’s North Campus.

Interim CEO

Kerry Hart will serve as interim president of Trinidad State Junior College (TSJC) in Colorado, as of January. With 17 years of higher education administration experience, Hart most recently served as president of Morgan Community College (Colorado) from 2008 until his retirement in 2017. He also currently serves TSJC as a member of its advisory council and instructor.

Appointments

Thomas Kettle is now director of emergency preparedness and response for both Holyoke Community College (Massachusetts) and Westfield State University. The institutions jointly hired him to oversee emergency management and operations planning on each campus. He previously served as a fire safety specialist at Brown University in Rhode Island since 2013.

About the Author

Matthew Dembicki
is editor of Community College Daily.