Dr. Jay Allen, Ph.D, has been named the next president of Hopkinsville Community College.
The HCC Board announced Allen's hiring Friday.
Allen has 18 years experience as a community college administrator and has served as vice president of the Perkinston Campus and George County Center of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College system since 2011.
The HCC Board of Directors spent two days studying and interviewing four potential candidates and unanimously recommended Allen.
Dr. Patrick Lake will continue leading college operations as interim president the rest of the year. Allen begins his appointment January 1st, 2014.