Newsmakers

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New CEOs Jason Warren will serve as president of Henderson Community College in Kentucky, effective Feb. 1. He is currently chief student affairs officer at Hopkinsville Community College (Kentucky). He also served as chief institutional…


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New CEOs Koffi Akakpo will serve as president of Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Kentucky, effective February 1. Currently, he is vice president for business, administrative and student services at North Central State College in…


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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…


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New CEOs Scott Alsobrooks has been named president of East Mississippi Community College, effective in January. He is currently vice president of economic and community development at Pearl River Community College (PRCC) in Mississippi, a…


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Obituary Jerry Parker, former president of Delaware County Community College in Pennsylvania, died November 20 of cancer at age 71. Parker served at the college for 40 years, including 14 years as president, before retiring…


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New CEOs Bethany H. Flora will take over as president of Northeast State Community College in Tennessee on Jan. 2. Flora is currently associate director of the Center for Community College Leadership at East Tennessee…


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Interim CEO Betty Jo Foster will serve as interim president of Virginia’s Danville Community College (DCC), effective at the beginning of 2019. Foster is a familiar face throughout the Danville region having worked at DCC…


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CEO retirements Dennis Harkins, president of Orange Coast College (OCC) in California, plans to retire at the end of the fall semester after leading the Costa Mesa campus for nine years. Harkins oversaw significant changes…


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Interim president Charlie White will serve as interim president of Virginia Highlands Community College, effective immediately. White is a veteran higher education leader who has spent much of his career working at Virginia’s Community Colleges,…


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CEOs on the move Debra McCurdy has been named the next president of Baltimore City Community College. She will begin in the spring semester. For the past 11 years, she served as president of Rhodes…