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Paris Junior College president resigns, accepts job in Brenham

Paris Junior College
Dr. Pamela Anglin

Paris Junior College president Dr. Pamela Anglin submitted her resignation at a special meeting of the college's Board of Regents at a special meeting on Oct. 18. Anglin's last day at the college will be Dec. 31, 2013.

"The last ten years I have had the pleasure of working with many wonderful faculty and staff," Dr. Anglin said in a statement.

"Together we have moved the college forward academically, fiscally, and in facilities," Anglin said. "I have chosen to step away from leading Paris Junior College and take my career in a different direction. I will always remember my time here and know that PJC makes a difference for this community and the residents of the five counties it serves. I will continue to give PJC my total attention through the end of the year."

While at Paris Junior College, Anglin oversaw a 110 percent enrollment increase. Anglin was executive vice president of Grayson County College from 1996-2003.

Founded in 1924, Paris Junior College has an enrollment of about 4,000 students, including campuses in Greenville and Sulphur Springs.

UPDATE, 2 p.m.

Blinn College in Brenham has named Anglin its new Vice President for Academic Affairs, according to a release. Anglin, will begin her new duties Jan. 1, the release said.

“Dr. Anglin is going to be an outstanding addition to Blinn College,” the release said. “She has a well-established record of strengthening academic excellence and her student-oriented style of leadership will aid Blinn as we build upon our momentum as one of the top community colleges in the nation.”

Anglin was Blinn’s vice president of business services from 1994-96. During that time, she helped Blinn complete construction of its Bryan campus, renovate its residence halls and developed and taught a leadership course for students.

“I began working in community colleges because I wanted to make a difference in student lives and I believe community colleges are at the forefront of that effort,” Anglin said. “In all my decisions, I focus on what is best for our students and I’m excited to continue those efforts at Blinn College.”

Anglin has been a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Board of Trustees since 2008 and was on the American Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors from 2007-10. Anglin has also served on the Texas Association of Community Colleges executive committee.

Anglin earned her associate’s degree from Grayson County College before earning her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and her master’s from Texas Christian University. Anglin earned her EdD in educational administration from Baylor University and studied at the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University.

Anglin replaces Dr. Debra LaCour, who retired in August after 25 years of service.

Blinn enrolled 18,413 students this fall and has experienced 31.1 percent growth since 2006. Founded in 1883, the college has campuses in Brenham, Bryan, Schulenburg and Sealy.