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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.

Lane College Announces Resignations in Athletics Program

(Jackson, TN-November 10, 2014) Lane College today announced that Interim Athletic Director Penny Minter and Interim Head Football Coach Malik Hoskins have resigned their positions, effective immediately.

Lane President Logan Hampton has accepted the resignations and appointed Lane's Sports Information Director (SID) and Head Softball Coach Roger Ogden as the Athletic Director on an interim basis. Ogden is a seven-year employee of the College and has served in his former capacities since 2008. He will retain the SID and Head Softball Coach responsibilities during the interim period.

During the 2014 Season, Coach Ogden led the Lady Dragons Softball Team to its highest single-season win total in the College's history. He also had two players selected as All-Conference with one Player of the Year, and he was selected by the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) as the 2010 and 2014 Coach of the Year. Ogden is married to Valerie Hathcock Ogden and they are the parents of an adult daughter, son-in-law and a grandson.

"I recognize the value that Director Minter has contributed to Lane College in her interim position. This year, she established the Lane College Booster Club, implemented Football Game Day promotions, and provided leadership to the entire athletics department, consisting of 12 sports,"said Hampton.

"Likewise, I thank Coach Hoskins for his leadership over the Football Program serving in the role as Interim Head Football Coach,"said Hampton. "Last season, Hoskins served as the program's Assistant Football Coach and Offensive Coordinator. Primarily because of his offensive prowess and keen acumen in the development of key offensive plays, the 2013 Football Dragons amassed major offensive yardage and passing statistics, and helped lead the Dragons to their first winning season in four years and the selection of its Quarterback as the SIAC Player of the Year. Also, during his tenure, seven members of his football squads have been placed on the 1st and 2nd All-SIAC Conference Teams,"he added.

"I sincerely thank Director Minter and Coach Hoskins for their service to Lane College, and I wish them well in their future endeavors,"Hampton concluded.

The College will conduct a national search for Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, and Marching Band Director.

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