Dr. Patricia Sims, President of Drake State Community and Technical College.

HUNTSVILLE, AL – Dr. Patricia Sims, President of Drake State Community and Technical College, has been elected to the Executive Council of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees. The Executive Council is a thirteen-member committee elected bu the Board of Trustees responsible for interpreting Commission policy and procedure. It also functions on behalf of the Board between sessions.

Dr. Sims, who is currently serving her first term on the SACSCOC Board of Trustees, was also reappointed to serve a second term beginning in January 2020.

SACSCOC is a coalition of colleges in 11 southeastern U.S. states whose mission is to assure educational quality and to improve the effectiveness of its member institutions. Members of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees are elected to three-year terms by a majority vote of the members of the College Delegate Assembly.

“It’s an honor to be elected by my colleagues to serve the Commission in this way,” said Dr. Sims. “There is important work being done to help ensure quality and effectiveness at our colleges. I’m proud to be part of a system committed to education excellence.”

Dr. Sims has more than twenty-five years in the field of education. She received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, a Master of Arts from Alabama A&M University, and her Bachelor of Arts from University of West Alabama.

Dr. Sims was recently named one of ‘The Ten Most Dominant HBCU Leader of 2020’ by the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF), recognizing her leadership in transitioning Drake State to become the premier training institution for businesses in greater Huntsville.

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About J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College

J.F. Drake Community and Technical College, a student-centered two-year public institution, offers flexible and affordable university-transfer and technical degrees, certificates, adult and continuing education, and customized workforce training to fulfill the diverse needs of the community. For more information, visit www.drakestate.edu.

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