Drake State president elected to SACSCOC Executive Council

December 16, 2019

Dr. Patricia Sims, president of Drake State Community & Technical College, has been elected to the Executive Council of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees. The Executive Council is a thirteen-member committee elected by the Board of Trustees responsible for interpreting Commission policy and procedure. It also functions on behalf of the Board between sessions.

Dr. Sims, who is currently serving her first term on the SACSCOC Board of Trustees, was also reappointed to serve a second term beginning in January 2020.

SACSCOC is a coalition of colleges in 11 southeastern U.S. states whose mission is to assure educational quality and to improve the effectiveness of its member institutions. Members of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees are elected to three-year terms by a majority vote of the members of the College Delegate Assembly.

“It’s an honor to be elected by my colleagues to serve the Commission in this way,” said Dr. Sims. “There is important work being done to help ensure quality and effectiveness at our colleges. I’m proud to be part of a system committed to education excellence.”

Dr. Sims has more than twenty-five years in the field of education. She received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, a Master of Arts from Alabama A&M University, and her Bachelor of Arts from University of West Alabama.