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Utah Valley Community College has announced appointments of a dean of industry, trades, and technology and a new business department chairman.

Joseph L. Raynes, former associate vice president for academic affairs, was named dean of industry, trades and technology. Raynes will be responsible for robotic automation systems technology, electronic technology, lineman training, building construction, cabinet and millwork, refrigeration, drafting, welding, early childhood development, machine shop, diesel mechanics, automotive and collision repair."One of the most critical responsibilities will be working with departments as they interact with business," Raynes said.

"Businesses need to utilize the resources available at UVCC. There are many programs which allow the employer to be directly involved in the training of future employees.

"Joe Raynes is a proven administrator; he is very capable and is committed to the vocational programs at UVCC," said Lucille Stoddard, vice president for academic affairs. "I expect he will be the catalyst for growth and development in our vocational and trade areas."

Nolan Lickey, of Fort Smith, Ark., has been named as the chairman of the business department. Former head of Westark Community College's business department, Lickey brings a wealth of experience to the college.

"Lickey is an experienced chairman who has a road background with a variety of business programs and a comprehensive technical perspective," Stoddard said.

"Having deans will allow the chairs a better opportunity to interact with the administration, which will facilitate improved programs and creative ideas," Stoddard said.