CCC Board of Trustees Welcomes New Chairman
At its last meeting Aug. 12, the Coahoma Community College Board of Trustees elected Vice President Donald Clark to serve as its new chairman replacing former Chairman Johnny McGlown.
Clark, who has been a board member for a decade, retired from the Clarksdale Municipal School District in 2001 after 35 years. He’s known by many for his administrative service in the local school systems that included a 19-year tour as principal at Booker T. Washington Elementary School.
“We’re not going to micromanage, but we’re going to make suggestions,” Clark said.
A proud supporter of new CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner, Clark anticipates more transparency from the administration going forward. Something he believes will aid in heightening the trust of students, parents and faculty.
One way he hopes to accomplish this is by making monthly board meetings open to the public. Other housekeeping priorities include, increasing enrollment, improving the athletic department and campus-wide landscaping.
“We need to put the right people in the right places and we need to be comparable to other junior colleges in the state of Mississippi,” said Clark.
The new chairman believes Dr. Towner was an excellent choice to head CCC, affirming that noticeable changes are in the making.
“He brings youthfulness to campus that I think students can relate to. I want the world to know that I back him 100 percent.”
Reverend Dennis Hawkins will replace Clark as Vice President.