Price to address LBW graduates

Published 10:06 am Monday, April 2, 2012

When graduates of LBW Community College participate in commencement exercises next month, they will hear first-hand from the leader of Alabama’s two-year college system.

Dr. Susan Y. Price, interim chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, is slated to be the keynote speaker on May 11th, said LBWCC President Dr. Herb Riedel.

“We are delighted Dr. Price agreed to address our graduates this year,” he said. “She understands the value of community colleges and what we can provide for the future of our students and communities.”

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As interim chancellor, Price is chief executive officer of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education in Montgomery. Since 2004, she has been employed as vice chancellor for instructional and student services, a division providing technical assistance to the system in the areas of program development, staff development, and student support services. Additionally, the division’s staff serves as liaison with external agencies for academic services, occupational and economic development training, and student activities.

From 2007-2011, Price was responsible for Adult Education and General Educational Development (GED) Testing Section. She directed all efforts related to providing grants and services to 27 adult education programs and 55 official GED test centers.

Previously, Price served the Washington State Department of Revenue as assistant director, appeals division. There, she headed 17 administrative law judges and five administrative staff persons responsible for adjudicating tax appeals brought against the Department of Revenue, and for developing sound tax policy for the State of Washington.

She also served as legal counsel for five years as assistant attorney general and defended the agency before both administrative boards and the Washington courts. After a federal judicial clerkship in Montgomery, Price started her legal career as a member of the litigation department of a national law firm headquartered in Seattle. Before attending law school, she briefly taught English literature and creative writing.

She received a bachelor’s degree in English literature/creative writing from Princeton University and a law degree from the University of Virginia.

LBWCC’s graduation ceremony will be held at the Kiwanis Center in Andalusia at 7 p.m. on May 11th.