Southern Announces Russell Saunders as its new Dean for the School of Career and Technical Studies

Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has named Russell Saunders as its new Dean for the School of Career and Technical Studies.

Saunders has been part of the Southern family for 27 years, having started here as a clinical instructor in 1991. Since that time, Saunders has served as the Board of Governors Faculty Representative; Faculty Senator; and, most recently, he served as the Chair for the School of Allied Health and Nursing.

“My primary responsibility in life is to display the utmost integrity, accountability, and trustworthiness to my family, co-workers, and students,” Saunders said. “And all of that is based on genuine core values.”

Southern’s President, Dr. Robert Gunter, said of Saunders: “Throughout his career, Russell has demonstrated his ability to lead, and his dedication to his students. Russell will continue to foster that trust within our school community, and our local community. I look forward to working with him in helping our students accomplish everything they are capable of.”

Saunders is currently enrolled in the doctoral program through the University of Seattle’s School of Higher Education Leadership Administration.