February 22, 2016

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama Community College System Chancellor Mark Heinrich announced that Dr. Reginald Sykes will serve as acting president of Bishop State Community College in Mobile, effective immediately. Dr. Sykes currently serves as President of Alabama Southern Community College, a position he has held since July 2010.

"I am extremely appreciative of Dr. Sykes' willingness to serve as the acting president at Bishop during this transition" stated Dr. Heinrich. "I have listened to the local leaders and members of this community. We are committed to achieving a sound workforce development training infrastructure to promote economic development success in southwest Alabama. Dr. Sykes shares my vision to lead Bishop State in developing a comprehensive, integrated workforce development system that will create a trained, skilled, and adaptable workforce to meet the needs of employers and citizens in this area."

Dr. Sykes previously served as dean of students at Meridian Community College for seven years, dean of student services at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Jefferson Davis Campus for one year, and vice president of Jefferson Davis Campus for five years. Before coming to Alabama Southern, he worked for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, serving as assistant commissioner for community and junior college relations.

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About ACCS
The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) consists of 25 comprehensive community and technical colleges, Marion Military Institute and the Alabama Technology Network (ATN). ACCS is committed to providing a unified system of institutions delivering excellence in academic education, adult education, and workforce development. ACCS serves approximately 250,000 people annually through all of its entities, with over 120,000 of those served enrolled in credit courses.

About Bishop State
Bishop State Community College is a multi-campus, comprehensive community college serving more than 6,000 students annually in Mobile and Washington counties.

Harrietta Eaton, MPA, Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Bishop State Community College
Phone: 251-405-7135


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