University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Nursing alumna Susan Burrow, PhD, has been named president of Central Alabama Community College (CACC) by the Alabama Community College System’s Board of Trustees.
With campuses in Alexander City and Childersburg, a center in Talladega and the recent addition of an instructional site in Millbrook, CACC is one of Alabama’s five original community colleges. The college’s service area is predominantly rural and includes Talladega, Tallapoosa, Coosa, and Elmore counties, portions of Clay and Shelby counties and the City of Tallassee. Credit enrollment at the college is approximately 1,750 students.
Burrow will be responsible for creating and sharing the school’s vision and the strategic execution of institutional strategies to achieve that vision in keeping with its mission. She was selected based on her educational preparation and success in assuming progressively complex college teaching and administrative roles throughout her career, as well as successful leadership service as interim president of CACC since February 2013.
Prior to joining CACC, she served in numerous positions at Bevill State Community College, including Campus Dean for the Hamilton Campus, Dean of Academic Transfer Programs, Division Chair for Health Science for the Hamilton and Fayette campuses, college-wide coordinator for the Practical Nursing program, and nursing faculty member for the Practical and Associate degree nursing programs. Additionally, Burrow served as a faculty member of the Practical Nursing program at Northwest Alabama State Community College and Facility Senior Administrator and Family Nurse Practitioner for Baptist Health Center, Harrison Medical Clinic and Haleyville Heath Care Center.
Burrow earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from the UAB School of Nursing in 1994.