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Willingham and Clement Receive Promotions


(Huntsville, Alabama) – Drake State Technical College has promoted Ricky Willingham to the position of Student Services Management Director and April Clement to College Counselor.

Willingham has over thirty years of experience as a class room teacher, high school and elementary school principal and coach. He most recently served as the interim Student Services Management Director. In his new position, Willingham will assume the daily supervision of the student services staff which includes personnel in the areas of admissions, financial aid, outreach, placement, counseling and public relations. Additionally, he will provide leadership and supervision for a wide variety of student focused services including student recruitment and retention.

Clement has been working as the College Outreach and Placement Specialist. In her new role as College Counselor, she will provide career and educational counseling, coordinate services for students with disabilities, maintain job placement services, track employment outcomes and coordinate college orientation programs. Clement is an experienced counselor having worked in the areas of adolescent and family counseling, and life skills training. Clement holds a Bachelor of Psychology and a Masters in Counseling Psychology both from Alabama A&M University. 

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