April 11, 2012 Aspinwall Chosen as New Sowela Chancellor
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BATON ROUGE, La. - Today, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors announced that Stacy Neil Aspinwall will serve as the chancellor of Sowela Technical Community College. Aspinwall will assume his new duties in early May 2012.
The Sowela chancellor search committee was chaired by Deni Grissette, member of the LCTCS Board of Supervisors. Grisette praised the search committee for its efforts to help identify the most qualified candidate to Sowela.
"We are fortunate to have Dr. Aspinwall serve as Chancellor to Sowela. He has the right combination of leadership, integrity and energy to lead Sowela into the future. I look forward to working with Dr. Aspinwall" said Dr. Joe D. May, LCTCS President. "His qualifications are excellent. I feel that the board selected the best person for the position and we welcome him to the LCTCS family."
Aspinwall will assume responsibilities as the Sowela chancellor, filling the vacancy left by former chancellor Dr. Andrea Miller who, at the end of last year, accepted the position of chancellor at Baton Rouge Community College. Dr. Michael Anthony Elam served as the interim chancellor for Sowela. The board also recognized Dr. Elam's excellent leadership during the transition.
"I am very excited to be given the opportunity to lead such an outstanding institution of higher education. I am very appreciative to the LCTCS Board of Supervisors, Dr. Joe May, and the Search Committee for their vote of confidence in my abilities," Aspinwall said. "Sowela Technical Community College has great potential and I am very excited to begin working with such an excellent faculty and staff to continue the great work they are doing to provide quality educational programs and services to the citizens and the business/industries of Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis, Allen, and Beauregard Parishes."
Dr. Aspinwall served as Vice President of Enrollment & Student Services at Waycross College from August 2007 to present. Prior to Waycross College he served as Vice President of Economic Development, Director of Instruction and Director of Adult Education at Okefenokee Technical College in Waycross, Georgia. Dr. Aspinwall received his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) from Georgia Southern University. He received a BS in Education (B.S.Ed.) from Georgia Southern College.