Effective immediately, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has appointed Angelia L. Mance to the Southern Rail Commission.
Mance is a higher education specialist with more than 17 years of experience in teaching and administration for education programs and institutions. Her experience includes in-depth involvement in fundraising, development, and grant/proposal writing as well as creating and implementing online and traditional instructional and assessment programs for a wide variety of educational entities. Additionally, she excels in outreach and developing excellent internal and external relationships, policy development, and project management.
Currently, she is the Senior Projects Development Manger for McFarland Consultants where she works in the research, writing, advocacy, and grant project development for clients throughout the state of Alabama.
For more than 8 years, she served as Campus Director of the Demopolis Higher Education Center for Alabama Southern Community College (also serving as Director of Institutional Effectiveness) and later for the University of West Alabama when they became managing partner of the center, where she also held the positions of Associate Director for the Center for Business and Economic Services and Special Projects Coordinator for the Suttles Entrepreneurial Center. She has served in national positions with Data Recognition Corporation and the National Council for Geographic Education after beginning her career as an educator at the University of North Alabama.
Additionally, Mance has worked as an independent consultant and author — writing on a variety of topics including education policy and curriculum development as well as numerous other topics, and serving as author of both a geography textbook and a book on Iraq. Her consulting experience includes National Geographic, Intergraph Corporation, the Census Bureau, Chelsea Publishing, EBSCO Publishers, and the United States Department of Education.
Ms. Mance currently serves as a member of the Tuscaloosa Area Consumer Advocacy group on behalf on the Governor’s Office on Disability, and as the West Alabama liaison for the Mississippi Grassroots Delta Caucus.