MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Wednesday, Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the appointment of Dr. Chris Cox as Interim President of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College. Cox will serve in the role until a permanent president is named at the college.
Cox has more than 24 years of higher education administration experience and currently serves as the Executive Director of Workforce Solutions and Innovations for the Alabama Community College System. Prior to his role at the ACCS, Cox served as the Assistant Superintendent for Oxford City Schools.
“Dr. Cox’s wealth of experience and innovative ideas have been an asset to the Alabama Community College System and will be of great value to Lurleen B. Wallace Community College,” Baker said. “Chris brings tremendous energy and enthusiasm to every role he takes and I’m confident the students, faculty, staff, and administration will be well served by his leadership.”
A Geneva, Alabama native, Cox began his career as a teacher and coach at Dale County High School in Midland City. He later served as Assistant Principal at Geneva High School in Geneva and Principal at Pinedale Elementary School in Enterprise. Prior to joining the ACCS, Cox spent time in Oxford, first as Oxford High School’s principal and then as Assistant Superintendent for the Oxford City Board of Education. Cox earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Science from Troy State University and a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Alabama State University. Cox also earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Administration from Auburn University.
“Returning to the Wiregrass in this capacity is an honor and a privilege and I am ready to hit the ground running to serve the Andalusia, Opp, Greenville, and Luverne communities,” said Cox. “LBW is a special place and I look forward to working alongside the faculty, staff, and administration to best serve our students.”
Dr. Cox’s tenure at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College will begin on Thursday, January 2.
With 24 community colleges in more than 130 locations, the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) is Alabama’s gateway to first-class, affordable education and technical training to compete in a constantly evolving workforce. More than 168,000 Alabamians benefit from the various certification, credential, dual enrollment and degree programs ACCS offers alongside leading industry partners. The System includes the Alabama Technology Network, which provides extensive training and service offerings directly to business and industry. ACCS is governed by the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees.