Alvin Community College names sole finalist for college president

Robert Exley, who has served as president of Snead State Community College in Alabama since January 2008, is the sole finalist for the role. (Courtesy Alvin Community College)
Robert Exley, who has served as president of Snead State Community College in Alabama since January 2008, is the sole finalist for the role. (Courtesy Alvin Community College)

Robert Exley, who has served as president of Snead State Community College in Alabama since January 2008, is the sole finalist for the role. (Courtesy Alvin Community College)

Alvin Community College has named Robert Exley as the sole finalist for the role of president for the community college. Exley will be replacing Cristal Albrecht, who is retiring Aug. 31.

Exley has served as the president of Snead State Community College in Alabama since January 2008, according to a press release from Alvin Community College. Exley received his Associate of Arts degree from San Jacinto College in Pasadena, his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science from University of Houston-Clear Lake, and his Ph.D. from The University of Texas, according to the release.

“I’m absolutely excited, honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve as ACC President. I am very much looking forward to working with the team at ACC. I think the future ahead is bright," Exley said in a press release on the community college's website.

Alvin Community College will be negotiating with Exley for the next three weeks over the terms of his contract, which includes his start date, according to an email from Albrecht.

Before becoming president of Snead State Community College, Exley served as president of Parkland College in Illinois, according to the release. Exley has taught courses at The University of Alabama, Iowa State University, University of Houston Clear-Lake, Snead State Community College, San Jacinto College and Miami-Dade College, according to the release.


Exley is also a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association Board of Regents and President’s Advisory Committee and has served as president of Alabama Community College Conference’s Executive Committee, according to the release.
By Haley Morrison
Haley Morrison came to Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after graduating from Baylor University. She was promoted to editor in February 2019. Haley primarily covers city government.


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