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St. Louis Community College names interim chancellor

Zelema Harris


St. Louis, MO – St. Louis Community College has a new interim leader. Zelema Harris will take over Aug. 20, after a vote this week by the college's trustees.

Harris is president emeritus of Parkland College in Champaign, Ill. She succeeds Henry Shannon, who is retiring from the post but also taking a new college presidency in California.

Harris will serve until a permanent replacement is found.

"We are thrilled to have Dr. Harris lead St. Louis Community College through this transition period," said board president Robert Nelson, in a statement.

Harris, 67, had the presidency post at Parkland from 1990-2006. Before that, she was president of Penn Valley Community College in Kansas City.

"I have always been impressed with SLCC," noted Harris, in a statement. "At this point in my life, becoming the interim chancellor is a good fit. I look forward to serving the students, citizens of the district and the staff."


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