State Board for Community Colleges Certifies four Candidates for TNCC Presidency


Published: May 20, 2011

Highlights:

  • Four finalists were certified for position of president at Thomas Nelson Community College.
  • A new president is expected to be appointed by VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois in June.

Four finalists for the position of president at Thomas Nelson Community College have been certified by the State Board for Community Colleges.

Finalists include Dr. John Dever, of Newport News; Dr. Carol W. Eaton, of Frederick, Maryland; Dr. Algie C. Gatewood, of Portland, Oregon; and Dr. Rose Harrell Johnson, of Clyde, North Carolina. The finalists will be invited to interviews with the Thomas Nelson Community College Board. Virginia Community College Chancellor Glenn DuBois hopes to make an appointment in June.

About the finalists:

Dr. John Dever of Newport News is currently executive vice president of Northern Virginia Community College, a position he has held since 2004. Previously, he was vice president for academic and student affairs at Tidewater Community College from 2000-2004 and was dean of instruction and student services at Blue Ridge Community College from 1995-2000. From 1988-1995, he was professor and chair of the communications and humanities division at Thomas Nelson. He joined TNCC as an English professor in 1975. He holds a doctorate in English language and literature from the University of Virginia; a master’s degree from the University of Kentucky and a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Carol Eaton of Frederick is president of Frederick Community College, a position she has held since 2005. Previously she was vice chancellor for community colleges for the State University of New York system office in Albany, from 2004-2005, and was president of Clinton Community College in Plattsburgh, New York from 2000-2004. She served as dean of academic affairs for Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut from 1996-2000 and was associate vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York at Cobleskill from 1991-1996 after having served at that institution in a number of academic and instructional posts since 1976. She holds doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees from SUNY-Albany, and an associate’s degree from SUNY-Cobleskill.

Dr. Algie C. Gatewood of Portland, Oregon, is president of Portland Community College, a position he has held since 2004. Previously he was director of health, education and welfare and assistant director of the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority from 1997-2004, where he provided executive leadership for North Carolina’s State Scholarship Loan Program. He served as dean of students from 1981-1997 at South Piedmont Community College in Polkton, N.C. from 1981-1997, where he also held other academic and administrative posts from 1974 to 1981. He holds a doctor of education degree from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, a master’s degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., and a bachelor’s degree from Livingston College in Salisbury, N.C.

Dr. Rose Harrell Johnson of Clyde, North Carolina, is currently president of Haywood Community College, a position she has held since 2006. Previously, she was vice chancellor for workforce development services with the Virginia Community College System from 2004-2006. From 1996-2004, she was vice president of corporate and continuing education for Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, N.C. She has held workforce posts at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C. from 1990-1994 and at Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine, N.C. from 1986-1990. She holds a doctor of education degree from North Carolina State University, a master’s degree from Appalachian State University and a bachelor’s degree from Mars Hill College.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Jeffrey Kraus
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Relations
(804) 819-4949
jkraus@vccs.edu



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