MONTGOMERY, Ala. – On Wednesday, Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker announced the appointment of Joe Whitmore as Acting President of Snead State Community College. Whitmore will serve in the role until a president is named at the completion of the presidential search currently being conducted at the college.
Whitmore has 26 years of higher education administration experience and currently serves as the Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Snead State. Prior to his time at Snead, Whitmore served in several leadership roles at Jacksonville State University.
“Mr. Whitmore is not only a leader among Snead State faculty and staff he is an exemplary ambassador for the college to the Sand Mountain community,” Baker said. “I have every confidence that Joe has the experience and skillset needed to guide the Parsons community at this time of transition.”
Whitmore began his career in the financial services industry serving at both SouthTrust and Compass Banks. In 1994, Whitmore’s career in higher education began when he came on as the Director of Business Services at Jacksonville State University. During his 22-year career at Jacksonville State, he held the roles of Director of Institutional Analysis, Director of Institutional Support Services, and finally Associate Vice President for Business and Auxiliary Services. In 2016, Whitmore joined the Parson family in his current role. Whitmore earned a Bachelor of Finance and a Master of Business Administration from Jacksonville State University. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education with a focus on Higher Education Leadership from the American College of Education.
“For more than 122 years, Snead State has been committed to bettering the community we serve by providing educational opportunities for all who walk through our doors,” Whitmore said. “Our faculty, staff, and administrators are committed to creating a thriving environment for our students and I look forward to working together to continue this important mission.”
Whitmore’s new role at Snead State begins on Wednesday, June 17.
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.