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September 7, 2022—Alan Hanstein has been appointed as the executive director for the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee (CLCTLH). Hanstein took the helm on June 10, 2022. The educational center is the K-12 outreach arm for the joint engineering college. Hanstein was chosen from a handful of candidates after a national search. In the new role, he will be responsible for all aspects of center operation, including its IMAX Theatre, Planetarium Theatre, Camp Challenger, educational school programs (field trips), lecture series, public programs and more. Hanstein has served on the CLCTLH board for nearly 20 years and is a past chair. He succeeds Michelle Personette, who stepped down in February after two decades in the position.
January 12, 2022—Florida A&M University and Florida State University announced today
that Michelle Personette, the executive director of Tallahassee’s
Challenger Learning Center (CLC), will step down on Feb. 3, 2022.
Personette has led the center, which is the K-12 STEM outreach facility
of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, since 2004. Prior to that, she
served as its communications and development manager, beginning in 2001.