Jefferson County Schools superintendent appointed as new Coastal Alabama College president


(WIAT) — Warren Craig Pouncey, Ed.D, has been appointed as president of Coastal Alabama Community College. According to the Alabama Community College System, Pouncey was approved unanimously by the ACCS board of trustees.

Pouncey was the superintendent of Jefferson County schools and has held the position since 2014.

In an interview, Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker stated,

I’m confident that the appointment of Dr. Pouncey as president of Coastal Alabama will be an important milestone in the history of Coastal Alabama Community College. Craig’s nearly four decades of wide-ranging experience in both the classroom and in administration will be an incredible asset to the students, faculty, staff, and administration at the college. Whether you’re an Eagle, Sun Chief, or Warhawk, I’m confident the Coastal Alabama family will see a bright future ahead with President Pouncey at the helm.”

Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker

Before his position at Jefferson County Schools as superintendent, Pouncey spent nearly 10 years with Alabama’s State Department of Education.

“My life’s work has been dedicated to ensuring Alabama students have the education and training they need to be successful and this new role is simply an extension of that mission,” Pouncey said. “I’ve had the opportunity to lead many teams across the state throughout my career, but, I am most excited about working with the team at Coastal to meet the needs of our more than 10,000 students. I look forward to hitting the ground running and meeting with the students, faculty, staff and administration at each of our eight campuses to continue the important work of promoting economic growth and enhancing the quality of life in each of the communities we serve.”

Pouncey’s tenure at Coastal will begin on October 1.

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