New Calhoun Community College president appointed

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Dr. James S. Klauber, Sr., president of Calhoun Community College. (Photo: Department of Postsecondary Education)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Dr. James S. Klauber, Sr. was unanimously approved as president of Calhoun Community College in Decatur Wednesday.

In recommending Dr. Klauber for the presidential position, Chancellor Dr. Mark Heinrich said, “He brings a wealth of knowledge to the position and I am confident that his level of knowledge coupled with his experience will ensure that Calhoun continues on a very positive track,” he stated. “I know that he will be a great asset to the college and the system.”

Klauber comes to the system with many years of experience in military, legal, legislative and academic leadership. Most recently Dr. Klauber served as president of Owensboro Community and Technical College in Owensboro, KY.

During his career in higher education, he has served in numerous positions ranging from vice president and general counsel, to adjunct faculty member, to executive assistant to the president. Prior to his career in higher education, Dr. Klauber served in the South Carolina Army National Guard for more than 27 years, served in the South Carolina House of Representatives for a decade, practiced law for several years, served on the city council in Greenwood, SC, and taught as a secondary educator.

“I am honored to be selected as the next president of Calhoun Community College,” said Dr. Klauber. “To be able to lead a superior institution like Calhoun is a true honor, and I am ready to do everything I can to move us forward in education, workforce and economic development,” he stated. “My wife Teresa, our sons Jake and Wyatt, and I are excited to join and become part of the community.”

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. He earned a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, SC. and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The Citadel in Charleston, SC. He also completed the Nonresident Command and General Staff Officers Course (1-250-C3) at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KS.

With more than 11,000 credit students enrolled fall 2013, Calhoun remains Alabama’s largest two-year college and the 6th largest higher education institution (two-year and four-year) in the state (behind Auburn University, The University of Alabama, Troy University, The University of Alabama at Birmingham and The University of South Alabama).

Calhoun Community College serves students in Madison, Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties.