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Wallace State president gets new appointment

Dr. Vicki Hawsey, president of Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, has been appointed as a member of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Commission on Economic and Workforce Development for a three-year term.  The Economic and Workforce Development Commission, which will meet in November in Washington, D.C., will provide leadership on policies and practices impacting issues facing American community colleges.

Hawsey is a lifelong passionate advocate of community college learning experiences, herself having earned degrees from Reid State Technical College and Patrick Henry Junior College before earning a master's and doctorate in Administration of Higher Education from Auburn University.  She is active in professional associations and in the community where she is a Kiwanian, member of the Cullman County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, President of the Alabama College System Presidents' Association, member of the Field of Miracles Committee, Leadership Alabama and Leadership Cullman County alumnus, and member of the Children's Policy Council.  Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Board of the Faith Based Recovery Network of North Alabama and the Board of Directors for United Way of Cullman County.

According to Hawsey, her most significant accomplishments, however, are her two children, Kristen and Matthew.

The third president of Wallace State and first female president, Hawsey introduced Wallace State to the Learning College concept, which emphasizes teaching based on learning styles and assessing learning through measurable outcomes, while establishing a culture of evidence.  Her visionary leadership has garnered nationwide acclaim for Wallace State from such leading educational organizations as AACC and the League for Innovation.

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