JALC Board of Trustees Names Melanie Pecord Acting Vice President for Instruction
July 6, 2016
The John A. Logan College Board of Trustees has named current Dean for Instructional Services Melanie Pecord to the position of Acting Vice President for Instruction. Pecord began her new role on July 1, replacing Dr. Laurel Klinkenberg who recently accepted the position of Vice President for Instruction at John Wood College.
Pecord began her career at the college in 1994 as a term faculty instructor in business and computer information systems. She became a full-time instructor in 1996 and department chair for business in 2010. She was appointed Dean for Instructional Services in 2015. As dean she has worked to improve class scheduling and communication between divisions. She plans to hit the ground running when she steps into her new role as the college prepares for the start of the fall semester.
“We have challenges ahead of us, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to help the college move forward,” Pecord said. “The one thing I have stressed during my time as dean and that I plan to carry over has been to remove silos from our organizational structure. It is important that we are about being one college and not about divisions.”
College President Dr. Ron House is looking forward to working with Pecord in her new position.
“The board and administration are extremely pleased to have Melanie Pecord as the Acting Vice President for Instruction,” House said. “She has many years of service here. She has been a department chair and a very effective dean for the last year. She is very energetic and certainly brings a lot to the position.”