A new Superintendent was named for the West Orange Cove Consolidated Independent School District Monday night. James Colbert Jr. was chosen in a special session of the Board of Trustees, according to the school district.

Colbert, is currently emplyed as assistant superintendent of campus operations at the Hamilton County Department of Education in Tennessee. He will relieve interim superintendent will take over for interim Superintendent Bill Conway.

Colbert was chosen from a list of more than 20 applicants.

He is a graduate of the University of Texas and Texas State University and has 14 years of experience in education, according to WOCCISD.