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DCCCD Trustees Change Lassiter’s Status to Chancellor

photo of Dr. Wright Lassiter

For immediate release - June 12, 2006

(DALLAS) – During a special meeting of the Dallas County Community College District’s board of trustees today, members unanimously appointed Dr. Wright Lassiter, interim chancellor and former president of El Centro College, as chancellor, effective immediately and continuing through August 2008. Lassiter recently assumed the duties of interim chancellor following the resignation of Dr. Jesus “Jess” Carreon in May. 

“We are pleased to appoint Dr. Wright Lassiter as chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District. We congratulate Dr. Lassiter, and we are very proud of him,” said Jerry Prater, chair of the DCCCD’s board of trustees. 

“I will live up to your confidence in me,” said Lassiter to DCCCD trustees. “Serving as chancellor will be challenging, and I welcome the collaboration and support of my colleagues at each of the district’s seven colleges – Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland – as we move forward with the business of educating more than 63,000 students,” said Lassiter.

Lassiter joined DCCCD as president of El Centro College in August 1986. Prior to that time, he served as president of Bishop College (Dallas); president of Schenectady County Community College (N.Y.); vice president for finance and administration at Morgan State University (Baltimore); and director of auxiliary enterprises/business manager at Tuskegee University – then Tuskegee Institute (Tuskegee, Ala.).

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Alcorn State University (Miss.), a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University, and his doctorate in education from Auburn University (Ala.).
For more information, contact Ann Hatch in the DCCCD office of marketing and communications at (214) 860-2478.