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Oklahoma CareerTech board names interim director

Marcie Mack, deputy director and chief operating officer of Oklahoma CareerTech, will lead the department following the resignation of Director Robert Sommers.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: July 24, 2014 at 9:12 pm •  Published: July 24, 2014

Marcie Mack, CareerTech deputy director and chief operating officer, has been named interim director.

The state Board of Career and Technology Education took the action Wednesday after accepting Director Robert Sommers’ resignation, effective Aug. 15.

Sommers, who also serves as Oklahoma’s secretary of education and workforce development, announced his resignation from both positions last week.

Mack began working at the state CareerTech Department in July 2013 and has been called instrumental in improvement efforts, including revamping the data system.

“Marcie has led staff to focus on improving service to our customers in remarkable ways,” Sommers said in a news release. “I know the good work of the department will continue to progress under her capable leadership.”

Mack previously served as assistant superintendent at Autry Technology Center in Enid, one of the 29 technology centers within the system.

For more than 19 years, she worked at Autry Technology Center, serving in various capacities, including support, instruction, information systems and administration.

Mack earned a doctorate in educational administration and leadership from Oklahoma State University, where she also completed her master’s degree in telecommunications management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education at OSU.

“We have momentum, tremendous staff and solid leadership throughout the state,” Mack said. “I look forward to working with all stakeholders during this interim period to further our mission and strive to maintain the rich heritage of CareerTech’s success in Oklahoma.”