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franklin county times

Congrats for breaking barriers

By Staff
A local health care director was named president of the University of West Alabama Board of Trustees during their June quarterly meeting.
Margaret Lovett, Executive Director of Southern Rural Health Care Consortium in Russellville, will serve a three-year term as president of the board, and is the first woman to serve at this position at the university.
It's hard to imagine but in nearly 180 years of existence, Ms. Lovett will be the first female to serve in this role.
It's been a very long time since the women's suffrage movement but you can still find little caveats that are untouched by modern ways of thinking.
She was appointed to the board in 2004 by Gov. Bob Riley to represent District Five, which consists of Colbert, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Morgan and Madison counties. Her term on the board expires in 2015.
It's not too difficult to see why she was the leading candidate.
Lovett earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of North Alabama. She also serves on the Alabama Primary Health Care Association and the Business Council of Alabama.
So she is a very distinguished alumnus.
Women are evermore becoming more powerful in the workplace, and now one has taken the driver's seat of a major university.
Our congratulations go out of Ms. Lovett and good luck.

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