James Klauber named president of Calhoun Community College
The new president hired Wednesday at Calhoun Community College is a former South Carolina state legislator and has almost three decades of military experience.
The state board of education unanimously voted to name James Klauber as Calhoun's president following the recommendation of state Superintendent Mark Heinrich.
Klauber replaces Marilyn Beck, who is retiring at the end of the year.
Klauber comes to Calhoun - the state's largest community college with more than 11,000 students -- after working as president at Owensboro (Ky.) Community and Technical College. Prior to his career in higher education, Klauber served in the South Carolina National Guard for 27 years and 10 years in the South Carolina state legislature.
According to the announcement, Klauber holds a Doctorate in Educational Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership with an emphasis on two year colleges from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.