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AC Regent Kitten Appointed Dean of Technical Education

Michael Kitten, a non-voting regent on the Amarillo College Board of Regents, has been appointed Dean of Technical Education at Amarillo College.

Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, president of Amarillo College, made the announcement on Amarillo College's website that Kitten has been appointed to the role. Kitten, a resident of Hereford, currently serves as Executive Director of the Hereford Economic Development Corporation and as a non-voting member of the Amarillo College Board of Regents, representing Hereford.

"I am passionate in my belief that economic development and education go hand-in-hand," Kitten said in a press release. "The opportunity we have at Amarillo College is significant because workforce education, academically and otherwise, is imperative to the future of the economy of the Panhandle."

In his new role, Kitten will oversee several technical programs. Those programs will include: the Harrington Aviation program, the Kritser Diesel Program, logistics and transportation, and industrial technology.

Kitten's seat will remain vacant on the Board of Regents until the board appoints a new non-voting member.

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