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Lane College Announces Executive Staff Changes

Lane College President Logan Hampton today announced the creation of two new offices within the college's organizational protocol, and the appointment of two longtime employees to the positions, effective December 1, 2014.

Named to the position of Chief of Staff is Darlette Carver Samuels, the former Executive Assistant to the President. Samuels is a 20-year employee of the College, and has held various positions, including Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Director of Public Relations and Public Affairs. In her new role, she will serve as the chief adviser to the President; manage the staff and operations of the Office of the President; serve as the liaison to the Board of Trustees; manage the President's Direct Report Group; coordinate the President's Cabinet; implement the College's strategic plan and partnerships; and oversee other projects as the President may direct.

Samuels is a native of Gary, Indiana, and is the wife of Daryl Samuels. They are the parents of two daughters, Kristin and Morgan.

Sherrill Berry Scott has been appointed to the position of Vice President for Administration. As such, she will ensure that all administrative service programs, support services, resources, and systems are user-friendly and supportive of the College's mission of affordability, accessibility, and quality for all students. Her primary duties will include, but not be limited to, coordinating Titles III and IX, Upward Bound, and other sponsored programs; supervising Enrollment Management, Registration, Switchboard, Transportation, and Information Technology Services; serving as the college's liaison to the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (COCSACS); and ensuring compliance with the mandates of all institutional, state, and federal policies, standards, and regulations, which include the Clery and Violence Against Women Acts, as well as all other safety and security requirements.

Scott is a lifelong resident of Jackson, and has been employed by the College for 36 years. She has held various administrative positions in Student Affairs, Alumni Affairs, and Title III programs. She and her husband, Gregory, are the parents of two adult children, Ian and Megan, and the grandparents of four.

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