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Lee College names Whittington new Director of Community Education

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Posted: Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:53 am

BAYTOWN, TX – Kimberlee Whittington was recently named Director of the Lee College Community Education department, formerly known as the Office of Continuing Education.

Born and raised in Anahuac, Whittington holds an associated degree in Professional Administrative Technology from Lee College, as well as a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston-Downtown and the University of Houston-Victoria, respectively.

The Community Education department is part of the college’s new Center for Workforce and Community Development. Approved by the Lee College Board of Regents in Sept. 2012, the center brings together the Community Education, Industrial Workforce Training, Fieldbus and Workforce Development programs into a single operation, and will provide customized training for incumbent workers, non-credit industry recognized certificates and credentials, employee assessments and pre-employment testing, customized internship opportunities, small business consultation, research and planning and community education activities.

As director of the Community Education department, Whittington will be responsible for developing departmental goals and strategic planning, creating new programs, and pursuing new partnerships with school districts as well as business and industry, and working with the college’s Office of Institutional Advancement to seek, acquire and implement new grants.

She brings more than 12 years of experience to the position, having previously worked in the college’s Purchasing Office, as well as serving as Senior Program Manager with the Continuing Education department since 2002.

For additional information about the Community Education department, call 281.425.6311.

Lee College in Baytown, Texas, serves a geographic area of more than 280,000 residents that includes the Goose Creek, Anahuac, Barbers Hill, Crosby, Dayton, Devers, East Chambers, Hardin, Huffman, Hull-Daisetta, and Liberty Independent School Districts. To learn more about Lee College, visit www.lee.edu.

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