(March 16, 2018) – The Hagerstown Community College Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of Jim Klauber as the president of the college, effective June 1.
Klauber is currently the president of John C. Calhoun State Community College in Alabama and was selected as HCC’s fourth president, following a nationwide search and a review of 60 applicants.
“The 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.
Upon learning of his appointment, Klauber said, “Teresa, our boys, and I are excited to open this new chapter of our lives and make Washington County our home. Hagerstown Community College is a vital part of this region and we look forward to becoming a part of the community.”
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.
HCC Vice President David Warner has been serving as HCC’s interim president since January 1, following the retirement Guy Altieri, who served as president since 2002.
“The Board of Trustees is very appreciative of Dr. Warner’s service as interim president,” Abraham said.
Warner will continue in that role until Klauber officially starts his duties in June.