MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Monday, Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the appointment of Jeff Lynn as Acting President of Central Alabama Community College (CACC). Lynn will serve in the role until a president is named at the completion of a presidential search.
Lynn has more than 20 years of workforce and economic development experience across several Southeastern states. He brought his distinctive skillset to the Alabama Community College System in 2016 where he currently serves as the Vice Chancellor for Aerospace and Aviation. Prior to his role at the ACCS, Lynn served as the Executive Director of Workforce Development Programs (LED FastStart) for Louisiana Economic Development.
“Mr. Lynn’s experience in both the private sector and in higher education gives him a unique perspective that is advantageous as our colleges strive to meet community and industry needs,” Baker said. “Jeff’s enthusiasm for helping to improve the lives of Alabama’s community college students combined with his practical experience is a perfect fit to lead the CACC family during this time of transition.”
Lynn began his career while in college, working full time in manufacturing and the hospitality industry while completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Auburn University. Lynn later served as the Head of ASMT Training Systems for Ciba Vision Corporation in Duluth, GA where he led efforts related to technical and team skills training and served on the Southern Regional Education Board’s curriculum team. He also spent 10 years as the Director of Regional Project Operations for Georgia Quick Start, which is part of the Technical College System of Georgia.
“I grew up less than 40 miles from here and it matters to me that the communities we serve are thriving and I’m honored to have this opportunity to work with the committed faculty, staff, and students at CACC,” Lynn said. “Education is the gateway to a better future and I look forward to working with the Trojan family to continue to address the education and training needs of Central Alabamians.”
Lynn’s tenure at Central Alabama Community College will begin on Monday, June 15.
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.