AC names coordinator for Polk County center

FlanaganLUFKIN ­— Susan Flanagan has been named as the new coordinator of Angelina College’s Polk County Center.

She is responsible for managing all aspects of the center, including community development and distance learning.

“Community development supports the establishment of strong communities and helps to improve the quality of community life. My involvement is with virtual communities, geographic and special communities of interest in the Polk County region,” she said.

Flanagan earned a bachelor’s degree in Surgical Technology and Health Care Administration from Siena Heights University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and E-Learning from Northcentral University.

She has worked in higher education and management for more than 10 years with a diverse medical background and successfully established several highly effective educational programs using an evidence-based approach.

“My goal is to facilitate and promote the actions that help people develop their abilities and potentials for a healthy community,” Flanagan said.

In addition, the Lufkin-based college system has named Mike Sandlin as Angelina College’s new coordinator of grounds and transportation. He earned bachelor’s degrees in landscape architecture and park administration from Texas Tech University.
Sandlin has 40 years experience in the green industry and previously worked for Custom Landscape Design.