The Cloud County Community College Board of Trustees extended an offer to Dr. Adrian Douglas to become the institution’s eighth president. The board voted to hire Douglas at Tuesday night’s meeting, and she will begin work on May 9, 2018.
“I am honored and excited to serve the Board, faculty, staff, students, and the community of Cloud County Community College,” Douglas said. “I look forward to working with my new colleagues as we advance Cloud’s mission to ‘prepare students to lead successful lives and enhance the vitality of our communities.”
Douglas has served as the vice president of business services at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas. She manages the college’s $46 million budget, and is also responsible for the business office, information technology, and auxiliary services at the college.
She has more than 20 years experience in accounting and education, which includes service in the three major sectors of community colleges. She was also a full-time faculty member where she taught business courses, worked in various roles in student services, and currently operates Eastfield’s business services.
Douglas holds a Ph.D. in Community College Leadership from Colorado State University, a master’s degree in business administration from LeTourneau University, and a bachelor’s degree in business (accounting) from Southern University.
“The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce our next president will be Dr. Douglas. She has an extensive background in finance, and will make a great addition to the team in leading Cloud County Community College forward into the future,” said Greg Askren, chair of the Board of Trustees.
Douglas will replace Mark Smith, who had been on the job since Feb. 1. He resigned in March due to unforeseen personal family and medical concerns. His last day at Cloud will be April 13.
The Board appointed current vice president for academic affairs Nancy Zenger-Beneda the interim president from April 14 – May 8.