Laramie County Community College President Joe Schaffer announced today the appointment of Kathleen Urban, LCCC’s Dean of Arts and Humanities, as interim associate vice president of the college’s Albany County Campus.

Urban replaces Lynn Stalnaker, who announced his resignation as associate vice president earlier this summer to move back to Kansas to be near family and for a new teaching opportunity for his wife, Jo Lynne. Stalnaker will remain as associate vice president until Urban takes full office on Aug. 15.

Schaffer says while Stalnaker’s leaving is a big loss for the college, he feels confident in the branch campus’ health as a result of Stalnaker’s leadership and that Urban is a natural fit to sustain the Albany County Campus during the transition to new leadership.

Jose Fierro, vice president of academic affairs at LCCC, has announced the appointment of Nicole Bryant as interim dean of the School of Arts & Humanities.