Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Mississippi has chosen Sandra Barnes as vice president of the college and leader of the Natchez campus. Dr. Barnes will begin her new duties on July 15.
The three campuses of the college enroll about 3,000 students. Women make up 61 percent of the student body.
Dr. Barnes currently serves as the chair and professor in the department of chemistry and physics at Alcorn State University in Mississippi. She has also served in other capacities at Alcorn State including research assistant professor for the Center for Biotechnology and Genomics.
“I am humbled and honored to serve Natchez and the surrounding communities” said Dr. Barnes. “Every interaction I have had with college personnel has been very positive, and I feel at home already. I am excited to work alongside Dr. Hulon, Co-Lin administration, faculty, staff, and students to carry out the visionary goals set for the Natchez campus.”
Dr. Barnes received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Alcorn State University and her doctoral degree in bioanalytical chemistry at the University of Kansas. She was also a post-doctoral researcher in pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Kansas.