The Alabama Community College System has named Reginald Sykes president of Bishop State Community College in Mobile. The historically Black educational institution enrolls about 3,100 students. African Americans make up 63 percent of the student body.
Dr. Sykes has been serving as interim president of the college since February 2016. He has served as president of Alabama Southern Community College in Monroeville since 2010. Earlier, Dr. Sykes served for seven years as dean of student services at Meridian Community College in Mississippi.
President Sykes holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in physical education from Jackson State University in Mississippi. He earned doctorate in school administration from Mississippi State University.