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Community Welcomes Lester, Adams, Reed-Hirsch at Panola College Reception


From left: Kelly Reed-Hirsch, Cancee Lester, and Dr. Billy Adams

August 8, 2017 - Shelby Regional Training Center hosted a welcome reception for Cancee Lester, Dr. Billy Adams, and Kelly Reed-Hirsch which was well attended by members of the community, City of Center Mayor David Chadwick, Shelby County Judge Allison Harbison, Chamber of Commerce, and Center ISD employees on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

Cancee Lester took over the position of Director of Shelby County Operations on July 5, 2017 where she is responsible for the overall direction and administration of the programs and services provided by the College in Center, Texas.

“We are pleased to have Mrs. Lester join the Panola College team full-time. The partnership between Shelby County and Panola College is important and longstanding,” said Dr. Greg Powell, President of Panola College. “I know Mrs. Lester will continue to ensure that the educational and training needs of our Shelby County students and businesses are met.”

Dr. Billy Adams assumed the Vice President of Instruction position on July 5, 2017. "We are delighted to have Dr. Adams join our team," said Dr. Powell. "Adams has extensive leadership experience in the areas within higher education instruction and will be a great benefit to Panola College."

Panola College was also pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Kelly Reed-Hirsch as the Dean of Health Sciences and she assumed the position on July 1, 2017. "With her previous leadership roles and her extensive background in the health science field, we are confident that Ms. Kelly Reed-Hirsch will be an outstanding leader for Panola College in the coming years," stated Dr. Powell.

Together, they will work closely consulting on courses and procedures in the academic and technical areas of the Shelby County Operations of Panola College.