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Collin College Announces Promotions, Appointments

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Collin College Announces Promotions, Appointments

May 25, 2016 – Collin College recently announced several promotions and additions to its Executive Leadership Team.

Norma AllenNorma Allen was promoted to vice president of human resources (HR). Previously, she served as associate vice president of HR and compliance. She holds a juris doctorate from Capital University in Columbus, OH; a master of business administration from Franklin University in Columbus, OH; a bachelor of science degree in business administration with an emphasis in personnel management from Urbana University in OH and an associate of applied science degree in business management technology from Columbus State Community College in OH.

Jennifer BlalockJennifer Blalock was named vice president of workforce and economic development at Collin College. Previously, she served as director of CollegeFish.org at Phi Theta Kappa in Jackson, MS. She holds a master of education degree in adult education from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS and a bachelor of arts degree in English from Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA.

Kim DavisonKim Davison was promoted to senior vice president of organizational effectiveness at Collin College. Previously, she served as district vice president of organizational and systems effectiveness. She holds a master of science degree in labor and industrial relations from the University of North Texas in Denton and a bachelor of secondary education degree from Baylor University.

Jon HardestyJon Hardesty was promoted to vice president/provost of Collin College’s Central Park Campus. Previously, he served as dean of science, technology, engineering and math at the college’s Preston Ridge Campus. He completed his doctor of philosophy degree in chemistry from the University of Houston. He holds a master of business administration degree from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Texas State University in San Marcos.

Abe JohnsonAbe Johnson was promoted to vice president/provost of Collin College’s Preston Ridge Campus. Previously, he served as the dean of health science at the college’s Central Park Campus. He completed his doctor of education degree in higher education at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He holds a master of theology degree in academic ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary and a bachelor of arts degree in family life education from Spring Arbor University, MI.

Brenda KihlBrenda Kihl was promoted to executive vice president at Collin College. Previously, she served as vice president/provost of the college’s Preston Ridge Campus. She completed her doctor of philosophy degree in public affairs at The University of Texas at Dallas. She holds a master of education degree in teaching and a bachelor of science degree in cell biology from the University of Minnesota.

Scott ParkeScott Parke was named vice president of policy and planning at Collin College. Previously, he served as associate vice chancellor of research/analytics at the Florida College System Chancellor’s Office in Tallahassee, FL. He completed his doctor of philosophy degree in educational administration from Illinois State University in Normal, IL. He holds a master of science in education degree in educational administration and supervision and a bachelor of arts degree in English from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL.

Sherry SchumannSherry Schumann was promoted to senior vice president of academic, workforce and enrollment services at Collin College. Previously, she served as vice president/provost of the college’s Central Park Campus. She completed her doctor of philosophy degree in higher education from the University of North Texas in Denton. She holds a master of science degree in administration, supervision and curriculum and a bachelor of science degree in physical education from Florida State University.

Albert TezenoAlbert Tezeno was named vice president of student enrollment services at Collin College. Previously, he served as vice chancellor of student affairs at Baton Rouge Community College, LA. He completed his doctor of philosophy degree in urban higher education from Jackson State University, MS. He holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems from Grambling State University, LA.

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.