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September 18, 2015
Chancellor Announces Enterprise State Community College Interim President

Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Chancellor, Dr. Mark A. Heinrich has announced the appointment of Dr. Vicky L. Ohlson, Director of Academic Affairs for ACCS,  to serve as interim president of Enterprise State Community College, effective October 1, 2015.

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September 18, 2015
Chancellor announces leadership change at Shelton State Community College

Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Chancellor Dr. Mark Heinrich has announced a change in leadership for Shelton State Community College, effective immediately.  Dr. Cynthia T. Anthony, currently serving as interim president of Enterprise State Community College, has been appointed interim president at Shelton State. 

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September 17, 2015
Chancellor announces leadership change at Reid State Technical College

Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Chancellor Dr. Mark Heinrich announced on Thursday, September 17, 2015, that effective immediately Mr. Jeff Rhodes, Business Manager at Reid State Technical College, will serve as the college's Acting President. 

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May 1, 2015
Community college students speak out at the Capitol

One group in military dress stood out among the 2,500 community college students and staff who gathered on the lawns around the Capitol building Thursday for the inaugural Alabama Community College System Day.

Forty cadets, dressed in shined shoes and pressed uniforms, drove in from Marion Military Institute to network with other schools, talk with legislators and share their mission of leadership and service.

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April 29, 2015
ACCS Hosts 1st Annual Alabama Community College System Day

The Alabama Community College System will host its 1st Annual Alabama Community College System Day, in recognition of National Community College Month, on Thursday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in Montgomery. The event will take place on the lawns of the Alabama State Capitol and State Archives and History building.  We expect more than 1,500 students, faculty and staff from across the System to be in attendance. During the program we will hear from students and faculty of the colleges, business and industry representatives, legislators and Dr. Mark Heinrich, Chancellor of the System. Gov. Robert Bentley is scheduled to speak at 11:15 a.m. In addition to the speakers, we will have exhibits showcasing student work including Welding, Healthcare, 3D imaging, Robotics and Culinary Arts. Media are encouraged to attend.   

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April 29, 2015
ACCS Hosts 1st Annual Alabama Community College System Day

The Alabama Community College System will host its 1st Annual Alabama Community College System Day, in recognition of National Community College Month, on Thursday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in Montgomery. The event will take place on the lawns of the Alabama State Capitol and State Archives and History building.  We expect more than 1,500 students, faculty and staff from across the System to be in attendance. During the program we will hear from students and faculty of the colleges, business and industry representatives, legislators and Dr. Mark Heinrich, Chancellor of the System. Gov. Robert Bentley is scheduled to speak at 11:15 a.m. In addition to the speakers, we will have exhibits showcasing student work including Welding, Healthcare, 3D imaging, Robotics and Culinary Arts. Media are encouraged to attend.   

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March 10, 2015
ACCS Chancellor appoints Dr. Ullysses McBride as interim president of Bishop State Community College

Alabama Community College System (ACCS) Chancellor Mark Heinrich announced that Dr. Ullysses McBride of Atmore will serve as interim president of Bishop State Community College in Mobile, effective March 10, 2015. Dr. McBride will assume his new duties in the wake of the recent passing of President James Lowe, Jr.

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February 5, 2015
Chancellor: $40k-$100k jobs don’t require 4-year degrees

Mark Heinrich, chancellor of the state’s 25-school community college system, regularly takes calls from manufacturers around the state looking for skilled employees.

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February 2, 2015
New Calhoun Community College President, Dr. James Klauber, Sr., to share immediate, long-range plans during February 4 news conference

Dr. James Klauber, Sr., Calhoun Community College’s new president, will discuss immediate and long-range plans for the college and take questions from the media during a news conference scheduled for this Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in the President’s Conference Room, third floor of the Math, Science and Administration Building on Calhoun's Decatur campus.

As Calhoun’s fifth president, Klauber officially began his duties on February 1. His first day on campus is today.

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January 17, 2015
Chancellor Suspends Search Process and Announces Bevill State Community College Interim President

Chancellor Mark Heinrich announced today that he has suspended the search process for the naming of a new president for Bevill State Community College.  Dr. Heinrich stated, “After careful study, review and consideration, I have determined that it is currently in the best interest of Bevill State Community College and the Alabama Community College System to terminate the most recent presidential search without filling the position.  I will be reconvening this process in the next few months with the goal of seeking an outstanding leader for this historic institution.” 

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