Wednesday, June 10, 2020

George Pimentel is the New President of JSCC


Vol State vice president for Academic Affairs, George Pimentel, has been named the new president of Jackson State Community College. This is from the TBR news release announcing his appointment: "I never imagined that I would become a college president when I began my career over 25 years ago, and I am honored and grateful to the Chancellor and the Board for trusting me with this opportunity," Pimentel said. "I'm looking forward to working with Jackson State faculty and staff as we continue to help our students overcome barriers to education and unlock their potential."

"This is an unprecedented time; students now more than ever need the opportunities that community college can provide through workforce development, collaborative partnerships and educational opportunities. Together, I believe we can make a real difference in people's lives, and in their communities, and I am excited to engage with community and business leaders as we work together to make that happen.

"I also want to thank Dr. Jerry Faulkner and the Vol State faculty and staff for their support, and for their unwavering commitment to student success. Vol State was my home for twenty years and it will always hold a special place in my heart," Pimentel said.

George began his career at Vol State in 2001 as an instructor. He continued as a History professor until an appointment as interim dean of Social Science and Education from August 2013-December 2013. He was appointed to the Vice President position in January of 2014.

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