SJR State welcomes new Vice President for Workforce Development
St. Johns River State College (SJR State) is pleased to announce David Campbell as Vice President for Workforce Development. Campbell assumes the responsibility and leadership for all of SJR State’s workforce and career and technical education programs.
According to SJR State President Joe Pickens, "Dr. Campbell embraces and supports the mission of the community college system. He believes that education and training for all people is fundamental for communities to prosper, and he knows that good, strong relationships, both internally and externally, are essential to the continued success of St. Johns River State College. I am looking forward to our new relationship with Dr. Campbell here at SJR State," Pickens said.
Campbell, who holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Community College Leadership from Mississippi State University, brings 30 years of community college experience in workforce, career and technical education, student support services, and college leadership with him to SJR State. At Northwest Mississippi Community College, he served as the Associate Dean and Director of the Career Education Center; Student Support Services counselor; as well as an adjunct instructor. At Hinds Community College in Mississippi, Campbell was the Dean for Career and Technical Education and an adjunct instructor, as well as an adjunct professor at Mississippi State University.
Campbell most recently served as Vice President for Workforce Solutions and Career-Technical Education at the Northwest Mississippi Community College, where his relationship with corporate leaders at John Deere led to the establishment of the only interactive distance training studio located on a community college campus. He and his staff also helped build partnerships that created funding for new workforce training facilities in two of their district counties. By working with community leaders, economic development professionals, and legislative officials, Campbell was instrumental in obtaining a large facility of over 130,000 square feet as a fourth campus for workforce training at the college.
"I look forward to working with the faculty and staff of SJR State College and our communities as we continue to develop a skilled workforce to meet the needs of business and industry, our citizens, and economic development for our region,” said Campbell. “It is my mission to promote a creative and collaborative environment for workforce development."
St. Johns River State College welcomes SJR State Vice President for Workforce Development David Campbell to the College. Campbell assumes the responsibility and leadership for all of SJR state’s workforce and career and technical education programs.
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