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Brock Named Bainbridge College President

Atlanta — January 13, 1999

Dr. Clifford M. Brock, dean of academic instruction at Itawamba Community College, in Fulton, Miss., has been named president of Bainbridge College in Bainbridge, Ga., by the Board of Regents and University System of Georgia Chancellor Stephen R. Portch.

The new president will join the college in March.

“Brock is a perfect match for the presidency at Bainbridge College,” said Portch. “He is a person widely acclaimed on the Itawamba campus as being ready to be a president and has lots of energy and ideas.”

Brock has served since 1994 as the dean of academic instruction at Itawamba. In addition to maintaining responsibility for all academic faculty, instructional and library functions, he also led strategic planning and institutional effectiveness initiatives. Brock also planned and executed grant writing and staff development, and served a lead position for the Itawamba College’s Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Self Study.

Brock served as chair of two committees for the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges, heading the Statewide Task Force on the Community College Videoconferencing Network and the Mississippi Electronic Education Advisory Council.

Prior to joining Itawamba Community College, Brock served from 1992-1994 as associate dean of instruction in the communication/arts/humanities division of Delaware County Community College in Media, Pa. Between 1970-1992, Brock gained extensive experience in faculty, journalism, language arts, communications, English and administrative positions at a number of higher education institutions, including: Chemeketa Community College, in Salem, Or.; De Anza College, in Cupertino, Ca.; Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff, Az.; and Pima Community College, in Tuscon, Az.

Brock received his Ed.D. in curriculum and instruction from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 1982, and his M.S. degree in journalism from the University of Oregon, in Eugene, Or., in 1978. He earned his B.A. in English, in 1970, from California State College, in Fullerton, Calif.

Brock has over 20 years of experience as a major presenter and author on the topics of technology and journalism education. He also has been widely published in a variety of trade and mainstream publications.

Current Bainbridge College Acting President Margaret D. Smith will return to her former position as vice president of academic affairs.

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