|Alabama Commission on Higher Education Chairman Honored for Service|
|Local News Headlines|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 21 June 2012 09:41|
(L) Stephen W. Shaw and (R) Jeff Coleman – new chairman
The outgoing chairman of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education has been honored for his two-year leadership term of the state’s coordinating board for public higher education.
Stephen W. Shaw was appointed to the Commission as an at-large member by Lt. Governor Lucy Baxley in August, 2003. He was named chairman in 2010. His term will end August 31, 2012.
Shaw, a Birmingham attorney, was commended in a resolution presented by fellow board members, for his exemplary leadership on critical higher education issues. He was praised for his commitment and dedication in enhancing educational opportunities for Alabama’s citizens.
“Chairman Shaw has served this state with the utmost integrity in all areas of higher education,” said Gregory G. Fitch, executive director of the Commission. “He has consistently advocated collaborative relationships between institutions, resulting in financial savings to taxpayers.”
Vice Chairman Jeff Coleman of Dothan will serve as the next chairman. Andrew G. Linn, Jr. of Tuscaloosa has been elected vice chairman.
The Alabama Commission on Higher Education, founded in 1969, is the state coordinating board for all public institutions of higher education. The board is comprised of 12 members from throughout Alabama.