Gov. Bentley Reappoints AAICU Board Member to New Alabama Workforce Council



Phillip C. "Chap" Jackson III has been appointed by Governor Bentley to represent the Alabama Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAICU) on the new Alabama Workforce Council.  Mr. Jackson serves as the Vice Chair of the AAICU Executive Committee and has been an active Business Trustee for over fifteen years. As an Executive Committee Member, his role includes the management of the association’s affairs and funds. Mr. Jackson is the Founder and President of Coosa Composites in Pelham, Alabama.  Coosa Composites is a manufacturer/supplier of fiberglass-reinforced, polyurethane foam panels to the marine, transportation, construction, industrial, service, aerospace and numerous other industries in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, Germany, U.K., Kuwait, Turkey and South Africa.

The Alabama Workforce Council was created in the 2014 legislative session as an appointed group of state business and industry senior managers responsible for advising and supporting the Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System and the Superintendent of the Alabama Department of Education. The Council will serve as an advisory body in formulating policies, developing innovative educational workforce programming, and discussing issues critical to the workforce development needs in the State of Alabama. The Council will promote, coordinate, and collaborate across prekindergarten through 12th grade, two-year colleges, four-year universities, and business and industry. 

Mr. Jackson states, “I am honored to serve and represent Alabama’s independent colleges.” 

The first meeting of the Council will be held July 21, 2014.



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