A vice president of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind is being promoted to serve as president of the state-run school based in Talladega.
Trustees have selected John Mascia to succeed President Terry Graham, who is retiring. Mascia will take over on Jan. 1.
Mascia is currently vice president of adult programs at the school, a job he's held since 2009.
He was selected for the position over two other finalists.
The institute serves more than 18,500 children and adults annually both on its campuses in Talladega and through regional centers located in Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and Tuscumbia.
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