MONTGOMERY - Dr. Freida Hill, chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, recommended and the Alabama State Board of Education approved Dr. Reginald Sykes as president of Alabama Southern Community College in Monroeville.
Dr. William O. Blow has served as interim president of Alabama Southern since July of 2009.
Hill noted that Sykes comes highly recommended to the position of president. "I am very pleased to have Dr. Sykes coming on board as the leader of Alabama Southern," said Hill. "He brings a wealth of knowledge to the position and I know that he will be a great asset to the college and the system."
Dr. Sykes comes to the system with many years of experience in all levels of education. He has served as a college vice president, a dean of student services, an adjunct and full-time instructor and, most recently, as assistant commissioner for community and junior college relations with the Mississippi Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. Sykes has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Education - Physical Education, from Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss. His Doctorate is in Education - School Administration, from Mississippi State University.
"We had 62 applicants for this position and I wanted to be sure that the person chosen was a good fit for the college, the community and the Alabama Community College System," stated Ella Bell, State Board of Education member, District V. "I am pleased to support the chancellor in her recommendation of Dr. Sykes."
Alabama Southern Community College serves students in Choctaw, Clarke, and Marengo counties and portions of Monroe and Wilcox counties.
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