Position: President of Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama, since 2003, with off-campus centers in Oneonta and Vinemont, and four additional instructional sites.
Previous positions: Vice-President and College Dean at Chattahoochee Valley Community College (AL); Dean of Instruction at Reid State Technical College (AL). Prior positions in student and academic affairs.
Affiliations: Member of Cullman Rotary; past Cullman Oktoberfest Burgermeister, chair of Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, member of the boards of directors for Girl Scouts of North Alabama, Victim Services of Cullman, and United Way of Cullman. Graduate of Leadership Cullman and Leadership Alabama. Previously served on Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Board of Trustees.
Engagement within state: Appointed by governor to Alabama STEM Council in 2020. Serves on Alabama Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Associated Technologies. Presidential Sponsor for American Council on Education Alabama Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education. Member of University of Alabama at Birmingham Dean’s Advisory Board for School of Health Professions. Numerous Alabama Community College System committees. Recognized among the “Women Who Shape the State.”
List past AACC conventions attended by year: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005
List AACC Professional Development participation: Elected to AACC Board of Directors in 2017. Served as member of Executive Committee, Commission on Student Success chair, Directors and Membership Services Committee chair, Commission on Structured Pathways co-chair, Rural Community College Alliance liaison, and member of the Apprenticeships Advisory Board, Audit and Finance Committee, and Community College Advancement Committee. Current member of the AACC Commission on College Readiness. Attended “Align your Colleges’ Strategic Mission with NSF ATE: The Presidential Perspective” and “Supporting the President – Community College Presidents and Spouses” meetings in 2020. Presented at the 2020 Workforce Development Institute. Participated in Presidents Academy Summer Institute in 2019. Presenter at Future Leaders Institute in 2018 and 2019, and at Future Presidents Institute in 2017, 2018, and 2019. Panelist for “Leadership Lessons from Pathways College CEOs” in 2018, and for “Pathways to Employment and Careers in Rural Regions” in 2017. Advocates in Action participant in 2017. Attended AACC-School Superintendents Association meetings in 2016 and 2020. Delegate to World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics World Congress in Beijing in 2014. Previously served on AACC Commission on Economic and Workforce Development. Alumnus of Future Presidents Institute.
Education: Ed.D. and M.Ed. in Administration of Higher Education from Auburn University; B.S. in Resources Management from Troy University; A.S. from Patrick Henry State Junior College; Technical Diploma from Reid State Technical College.