Elam named Interim Chancellor of Central Louisiana Technical Community College
BATON ROUGE -- Today, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of Dr. Michael Anthony Elam as Interim Chancellor of Central Louisiana Technical Community College.
“Dr. Elam has been invaluable to our system over the last few months as a leader and he’s truly been an asset to our leadership team,” said LCTCS President Joe D. May. “We’re grateful that he is filling this role and know that he’ll do a remarkable job leading CLTCC through this next phase of growth and expansion.”
Dr. Elam will be the college’s first Chancellor under the Central Louisiana Technical Community College banner.
“I am excited about the opportunity to serve as the interim chancellor of Central Louisiana Technical Community College and I am looking forward to collaborating with the faculty, staff and the business and
industry partners to help build a comprehensive community college that will have a strong reputation for delivering high quality educational programs, training and services that meet the economic development and workforce needs of Central Louisiana and beyond,” Elam said.
Jimmy Sawtelle, who served as Interim Director of Central Louisiana Technical Community College until the completion of the 2012 Legislative Session, was appointed as Regional Director to South Central Louisiana Technical Community College.
"I was truly honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve the Central Louisiana Technical Community College. It has been a pleasure working with the strong partnerships and under Dr. Elam’s leadership; I believe the best is yet to come for Cenla." Sawtelle said.
Elam assumes his responsibilities in the wake of plans approved by state lawmakers to transition the technical college into a community college.
During their 2012 legislative session, state lawmakers approved plans to create the Central Louisiana Technical Community College by combining six technical colleges in the region and increasing course offerings.
Effective July 1, legislation states the school “shall provide a comprehensive educational program which may include career and technical education and training, workforce development training, adult basic education, continuing education, general education, associate degree programs, college transfer degree programs, and other educational programs and opportunities.”
Elam comes to Central Louisiana Technical Community College after serving as interim chancellor at Sowela Technical and Community College. Prior to that, Elam served as the sixth President of College of the Mainland in Texas City, Texas, a single campus district serving the 13 cities of Galveston County with an approximate enrollment of 13,000 students.News Archives »