Daniel Bain named president of Jefferson Davis Community College in Alabama
The Atmore Advance
October 30, 2011
The president’s office at Jefferson Davis Community College will soon have a new resident.
Dr. Daniel Bain of Kansas has been named president after being recommended for the spot by Dr. Freida Hill, chancellor of post-secondary education, during Thursday’s meeting of the Alabama State Board of Education.
Kathleen Hall has served as interim president for the college since Dr. Susan McBride retired from the position last December.
“We are excited that Dr. Bain was named president of the college,” Hall said. “We are looking forward to working with him and his leadership opportunities he will bring to the college.”
Bain competed against a pool of more than 50 applicants for the position and survived through to the final interviews with Hill in Montgomery. Two other candidates were interviewed by the chancellor, including Dr. Barbara Beebe of Maryland and Dr. Angeline Godwin of Mississippi.
Bain currently serves as president of Independence Community College in Independence, Kan., and is expected to take his position in Brewton after the first of the year.
“We have received word that Dr. Bain will begin his presidency here Feb. 1, 2012,” Hall said.
Bain was named one of five finalists for the position last month and was invited to a round of interviews by the JDCC presidential search committee on the Brewton campus. He remained on the list when it was narrowed to three names to be presented to the chancellor for interviews and a recommendation to the board.