New Director of Recruitment, Retention and Student Success at Calhoun


Calhoun Community College President Dr. Marilyn Beck announces the hiring of Brian Gann as the college’s new Director of Recruitment, Retention and Student Success.

Gann, who most recently served in the role of Director of the Talladega Center and Director of Institutional Advancement for Central Alabama Community College, brings a vast array of knowledge and experience in a number of areas related to community colleges.  He has also held several positions with Bevill State Community College, which included Director of Grants and Institutional Advancement, Director of Personnel Services, Website Coordinator and Continuing Education Coordinator.  While at Bevill State, he was able to secure over $6 million in federal, state and local grant awards for the college.

A graduate of Bevill State Community College, where he received an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts, Gann earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration, both from the University of Alabama.

Gann is a graduate of Leadership North Talladega, Leadership Walker County, and the Alabama Community College Leadership programs.  His professional and community involvement has included serving as a member of the Alabama Community College System Human Resource Management Association (ACCSHRMA), the Council for Alabama Resource Development (CARD), the Alabama Community College System Public Relations Association (ACCSPRA), and the Talladega Rotary Club.  He has also served as a member of the boards for the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission and the Region 5 Workforce Development Council.

Gann founded and served as CEO for the Central Alabama BEST Robotics program and was named Outstanding Educator for the Year in 2012 by the Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness.  A talented photographer, his work has been recognized with first and second place awards in the annual Alabama College System Chancellor’s Art Exhibition.

“Brian truly understands the community college mission and the Alabama Community College System, having worked previously at two other institutions in our System,” commented Beck.  “He has hit the ground running since coming to Calhoun and already has some very exciting plans for our recruiting, advising and orientation efforts at the College,” Beck added.

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