Interim President named at Shelton State CC

SteveFair has been named to serve as Interim President of Shelton State CommunityCollege in Tuscaloosa. {}Mark Heinrick has been the presiding officer. {}However, Heinrick has agreed to a three year deal as the chancellor of Alabama's two year college system.

Fairhas most recently served as Dean of Technical Services at the schoolcoordinating all aspects of instruction in the Technical Division. Previouslyhe has served as {}Dean of Administrative Services, Associate Dean ofTechnical Services, and Director of Training for Existing Business and Industry(TEBI) at Shelton State. In his role as Director of TEBI, Fair supervised theoperation of Training for Existing Business and Industry, Continuing Education,and the Lifelong Learning Center. Fair served as a liaison to the West Alabamabusiness community and coordinated training programs that were responsive tothe needs of the local workforce.

Beforedirecting TEBI at Shelton State, Fair taught Machine Tool technology andComputerized Numerical Control courses for twelve years. During this time, heachieved a 99-percent job placement rate for graduates, created a partnershipwith The University of Alabama Department of Mechanical Engineering, andnegotiated equipment donations valued at over $150,000.

Fairholds a B.S. degree from Athens University and a Masters Degree in Managementfrom the University of Alabama. He also spent{} ten years in the privatesector with Atrax Research and Development Corporation.

CamilleCochrane, Special Assistant to the President for External Affairs, said, "Icannot think of a better choice than Steve Fair to lead this school through aperiod of transition as the search for a permanent president gets underway.Steve knows the intricacies of every aspect of our operation and is respectedand well-liked by everyone on campus. His relationships with our corporateeducational partners, Mercedes-Benz, Parker Towing, Hunt Refining and manyothers, will insure the continued success of those programs. I know he willstep into his new role quickly and easily."