Klauber becomes HCC's fourth president

Dr. Jim Klauber standing in front of a bookcase

Dr. Jim Klauber began on June 1 as HCC’s fourth president. He comes to HCC from John C. Calhoun State Community College in Alabama, where he had been serving as the president since 2015.

“Teresa, our boys, and I are excited to open this new chapter of our lives and make Washington County our home,” said Klauber. “Hagerstown Community College is a vital part of this region and we look forward to becoming a part of the community.”

“The HCC Board looks forward to Dr. Klauber’s leadership as we continue our mission of providing quality higher education, career programs and workforce development opportunities to our community,” said Austin Abraham, HCC board chair.

Before serving at Calhoun, Klauber was the president of Owensboro Community and Technical College in Kentucky. He also served as senior vice president and general counsel, and vice president for institutional advancement for Piedmont Technical College in South Carolina.

Klauber earned his doctorate in educational administration and a juris doctorate from the University of South Carolina, and a bachelor of arts degree in political science and history from The Citadel. He served 27 years in the South Carolina National Guard, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel, and served 10 years in the South Carolina House of Representatives.