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Calhoun announces addition, change
President makes 2 interim appointments

By Bayne Hughes
hughes@decaturdaily.com 340-2432

Calhoun Community College President Marilyn Beck announced Tuesday two appointments to interim positions at the college.

Beck named Mary Yarbrough, currently dean of Technologies and Workforce
Development, as the interim vice president for Instruction and Student Services.

She also appointed Howell Lee as the interim dean
to head the Calhoun-led Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development Initiative.

Public Relations Director Janet Martin said a person can serve up to a year in an interim position before the two-year college system chancellor's approval is required.

"These appointments give Dr. Beck a chance to make up her mind on how she would like to proceed long-term," Martin said.

A long-time employee of
Calhoun, Yarbrough replaces Theresa Hamilton, who will retire later this month.

Hamilton is leaving to become vice president for Hinds Community College in Mississippi.

In addition to her current position, Yarbrough has served in other posts at the college, including Huntsville campus dean, chairwoman of the Business Division and director of the Tech Prep Consortium and the Morgan-Lawrence-Limestone Counties School-to-Career Partnership.

She also served as chairwoman of the Business Administration Department and also as an instructor in the Business Division.

Lee comes to Calhoun after serving as director of governmental affairs and business manager for Sparta Inc.

With more than 36 years in business and government, he served as district director from 1998 until 2003 for U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer, D-Huntsville.

Gov. Bob Riley also appointed Lee to represent the Fifth Congressional District on the Governor's Commission on Physical Fitness.

He served as legislative chairman for the Space and Missile Defense conference.

As head of the WIRED program, Lee will lead the initiative in its mission to support the development of a regional, integrated approach to work force and economic development and education.

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