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PJC receives reaffirmation of accreditation; hires 2 VPs, coach

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During the Paris Junior College Board of Regents meeting last week, PJC President Pamela Anglin announced that PJC’s accreditation was reaffirmed lduring the summer meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges.


The college had gone through the reaffirmation of accreditation process during the last two years and had been reviewed by a visiting team of its peers in September 2012. 

The regents also approved the hiring of two vice presidents and a women’s basketball coach.

Dr. Barbara Buchanan was approved as vice president of instruction to replace Dwight Chaney upon his retirement. Buchanan currently serves as academic dean at Lone Star College – Montgomery and formerly was an associate dean of workforce education at Panola College, where she also taught English and history. Buchanan holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University  in education and human resource development.

Dr. Curtis Hill will fill the vacant position of vice president of student services. Hill currently serves as vice president of student services at South Arkansas Community College. Previously, he worked for Dallas County Community College District and Tarrant County College. Hill holds an Ed.D. from Baylor University in educational administration.

Michael Madrid was employed as women’s head basketball coach to replace Sean LeBeauf, who left for a position at the University of Arizona. Madrid currently serves as assistant women’s coach at Texas Women’s University and previously coached at Lubbock Christian College. 

Summer I enrollment is 1,732, down 3.62 percent from a year ago. However, contact hours (number of courses being taken by students) are up 3.61 percent. 

In other action, the Regents approved the employment of Kristi Shultz as coordinator of nursing home training, and Ty Welborn as history instructor.


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