Update: 8:04 p.m.

During Tuesday’s Amarillo College Board of Regents Special meeting, the board named Denese Skinner, Vice President of Student Affairs, to take over as interim president should current Amarillo College President Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart leave Amarillo College.

This was the first time the board discussed the leaving of President Lowery-Hart.

Original Story

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) – The Amarillo College Board of Regents announced it will hold a special meeting on Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Palo Duro Board Room at the Washington Street Campus. According to the agenda, the board will discuss “possible actions necessary for retaining, selecting, or hiring of a College President.”

This meeting comes after the Monday announcement that current Amarillo College President Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart was named as the sole finalist for the position of Austin Community College Chancellor. The ACC Board of Trustees said it would begin negotiating with Lowery-Hart and work to finalize the possible upcoming leadership changes.

As previously reported on MyHighPlains.com, the ACC said that if Lowery-Hart is appointed to the position, he will replace the current chancellor, Dr. Richard M. Rhodes, who announced his retirement in January.

A live stream of the Amarillo College meeting will be housed in this article at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

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