Angelina College welcomed 21 new employees for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Dr. Daryl Lancaster is the new associate dean of the School of Science and Mathematics. Lancaster previously served as a department chair at Northwest Arkansas Community College. He holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Westmont College and a Doctor of Chiropractic from Southern California University of Health Science.
Gary Liebst is the new assistant dean of the Visual and Performing Arts department. Liebst previously served as the dean of Fine Arts at Lone Star College. He earned his Bachelor of Music Education from East Texas State University and his master’s in Music from East Carolina University. Liebst has spent 33 years working in Texas community colleges; 21 of those years as a full-time music instructor and 12 years as an administrator.
Joseph Ceasar is an advisor for AC’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC). He is creating a North Lufkin SBDC location. Ceasar earned his bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston. He has served as the Chief Operations Officer of CA2 Investments in Houston and as a portfolio manager for Semita Asset Management, also in Houston. He is married to Allanah Ceasar.
Angie Cranford of Lufkin is the new scholarship coordinator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University. She is married to Bobby Dean Cranford and has two children, Drew and Amber.
Armando Palomino McClure of Lufkin is one of two new recruiters. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from SFASU and was previously employed at Martinsville High School.
Colin Wise is the other new recruiter. He earned his associate degree from Angelina College. Both Wise and Palomino McClure look forward to introducing prospective students to all that Angelina College has to offer.
Jovvanta Mason-Gray of Waco is a Student Success coach. He will assist with enrollment and retention. Mason-Gray holds a bachelor’s degree from Prairie View A&M University and is working towards a master’s degree in Education Administration, also from Prairie View A&M University.
Esther Campbell of Nacogdoches is the new manager of Workforce and Continuing Education. She holds a bachelor’s degree from SFASU and earned her Master of Business Administration from Amberton University.
Joshua Currie of Kennard is the new Career Navigator for AC’s Adult Education Consortium. His duties include recruiting and retaining participants in the Adult Education program. Currie holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BMA Theological Seminary and is pursuing his Ph.D. at Omega Graduate School.
Lou Ann Williams is the new admissions clerk. Originally from Pearland, Williams spent five years in Redondo Beach, California before moving to Zavalla. She and her husband Jess have three children and six grandchildren.
Le’Anne Alexander is the new art instructor and art gallery curator. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and her master’s and Master of Fine Arts degrees from SFASU. Her experience includes leading the painting program at the Art Students League of New York City and serving as the editor of Charm magazine.
Austin Clark of Huntington is a new mathematics instructor. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from SFASU. He is married to Sarah Clark.
Jessica Heppard of Katy is a biology instructor. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Trinity University and her master’s degree from the University of Mississippi.
Ronald Steveson is the new fluid power instructor. He earned his associate degree in electromechanical technology, specializing in fluid power from Angelina College. Steveson has more than 20 years experience in industrial maintenance.
Katie Nellessen is the new science lab coordinator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in genetics and biotechnology from New Mexico State University.
Nick Wade is the new head coach of the men’s basketball team. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Austin College and his master’s degree from Sam Houston State University.
Jacob Arledge comes to A.C. from Huntington Beach, California to serve as an assistant baseball coach. He earned his associate degree from Panola Junior College and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas.
Madison Hall is the new assistant soccer coach. She holds a bachelor’s degree from SFASU. Previously, Hall served as assistant coach for the Dallas Texans.
Kimberly Ann Lane is the new administrative assistant at AC’s Crockett Career & Technical Center. She earned a certificate of completion in office management from Trinity Valley Community College and is a certified transcriptionist.
Doug Conn, AC police chief will now also serve as the police academy director. Conn has nearly 40 years experience in law enforcement and corrections. He holds a Master Peace Officer License from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement and has been a licensed instructor since 1991. He and his wife Kathy have been married for 38 years.
Angelina College has hired two new police officers, Randy Holland and Dale Lowery. Holland has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience and nearly 10 years of service with Johnson City Police as chief of police.
Lowery has 35 years experience as a fire fighter and fire marshal. He has more than 40 years of law enforcement experience. Lowery and his wife Vickie have been married for 36 years.