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Stephenson Selected as Calhoun’s New Academic Vp

August 3, 2017

Decatur, AL -- Calhoun Community College President Dr. Jim Klauber today announced that Dr. Alan H. Stephenson has joined the college as its new Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Stephenson, who was hired through a national search, officially began his duties at the college on August 1.

Most recently, Stephenson served as Vice President for Instruction at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, North Carolina, a position he held for seven years.  Prior to that position, he worked at Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro, North Carolina, where he held several positions including Dean of Arts and Sciences, Chair of the Science Department, Biotechnology Program coordinator, and coordinator of the Pre-engineering program. 

A proven leader in higher education, Stephenson has a vast array of experience.  He has been responsible for writing a number of funded grants totaling over $2 million; assisted in the development of a number of articulation agreements between community colleges and universities; chaired the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmation team at Edgecombe Community College; and served on the Diversity and Global Connections Committee, assisting in the planning and development of two annual global education symposia. 

His accomplishments are many, having published over 20 research articles, abstracts and conference presentations.  His work has been acknowledged by Community College Week and North Carolina Magazine.  Additionally, Stephenson is a graduate of the Leader’s Advantage, 360 Degree Leaders, and the North Carolina Community College Leadership program.

A North Alabama native, Stephenson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry and Nutrition from Auburn University and his doctorate degree in Physiology from The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Commenting on Stephenson, Klauber said, "Dr. Stephenson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in community college education to Calhoun. The college, our service area, and our System are most fortunate to have someone of his caliber to join our team.” 

“We are extremely excited and looking forward to working with Dr. Stephenson as he helps to guide Calhoun into our next phase,” Klauber added.