McLendon named new AISA Executive Director

Montgomery, AL – The Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) has a new leader.  The state’s largest governing body for private schools named Michael McLendon the association’s leader after serving in the role on an interim basis since early November.  

McLendon, who has almost twenty years of experience in independent school education, served as the association’s Academic Programs Director for the previous eight years before replacing outgoing Executive Director Randy Skipper last month.  

“I am honored that that the Board has entrusted me to lead the organization and I am grateful to have their support and the support of our member institutions as we work to execute the mission and vision of the association.” McClendon said in a statement.  

The AISA Board of Directors chose to stay in-house with McLendon’s appointment, approving him unanimously, after determining that he possessed the qualifications that the association desired in it’s next leader, including: a vision to advance the organization, an understanding of the diverse independent schools within the association, a connection with the regional and national independent school community and a commitment to provide excellence through member services.

“After the search committee met with Mr. McLendon, it was clear that he is uniquely qualified to lead the organization.  AISA President Frankie Mitchum said in a press release.  Not only does he have a strong knowledge of the association’s history and existing relationships within our organization, he also has a growth and vision mindset that will allow the organization to advance its mission.”

The AISA currently serves 76 member institutions.  In addition to providing it’s member institutions with programs focusing on excellence in academics and accreditation, the association sanctions prep sports including football, volleyball, baseball, tennis, cheerleading, basketball, softball, golf, soccer, track and a slate of statewide All-Star athletic programs.