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Interim President named at Shelton State CC

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Steve Fair has been named to serve as Interim President of Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa.  Mark Heinrick has been the presiding officer.  However, Heinrick has agreed to a three year deal as the chancellor of Alabama's two year college system.

Fair has most recently served as Dean of Technical Services at the school coordinating all aspects of instruction in the Technical Division. Previously he has served as  Dean of Administrative Services, Associate Dean of Technical Services, and Director of Training for Existing Business and Industry (TEBI) at Shelton State. In his role as Director of TEBI, Fair supervised the operation of Training for Existing Business and Industry, Continuing Education, and the Lifelong Learning Center. Fair served as a liaison to the West Alabama business community and coordinated training programs that were responsive to the needs of the local workforce.

Before directing TEBI at Shelton State, Fair taught Machine Tool technology and Computerized Numerical Control courses for twelve years. During this time, he achieved a 99-percent job placement rate for graduates, created a partnership with The University of Alabama Department of Mechanical Engineering, and negotiated equipment donations valued at over $150,000.

Fair holds a B.S. degree from Athens University and a Masters Degree in Management from the University of Alabama. He also spent  ten years in the private sector with Atrax Research and Development Corporation.

Camille Cochrane, Special Assistant to the President for External Affairs, said, "I cannot think of a better choice than Steve Fair to lead this school through a period of transition as the search for a permanent president gets underway. Steve knows the intricacies of every aspect of our operation and is respected and well-liked by everyone on campus. His relationships with our corporate educational partners, Mercedes-Benz, Parker Towing, Hunt Refining and many others, will insure the continued success of those programs. I know he will step into his new role quickly and easily."

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