Huebner is currently the dean of student services at Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa.
“Dr. Huebner has worked in a variety of positions in his more than 20 years in post-secondary education, and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this new position,” Heinrich said in a statement. “Strong leadership through a transitional period is critically important, and I am appreciative of Dr. Huebner’s willingness to serve at this time.”
According to the news release, Huebner earned a bachelor of arts degree with majors in communication and English from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. He received his master of arts in communication from the University of Georgia and his Ph.D. in communication, with a doctoral minor in research methods, from the University of Southern Mississippi.
The release also credits him with a key role in forming a partnership with Mercedes-Benz while at Shelton State, as well as listing his accomplishments in various other post-secondary roles over the last two decades.
Huebner is currently on the Governor’s Black Belt Committee for Workforce Development.
McNutt announced her retirement last month, shortly after telling the Daily Mountain Eagle she planned to be at the college in the future. Her retirement announcement came as pressure increased from sources within the college who called her an absentee president and local officials who pointed to a dramatic enrollment decrease as evidence that something needed to be done.
Bevill State’s four campuses serve approximately 5,400 students each year.