Belk Center Welcomes Three New Advisory Board Members

Pam Eddinger, Thomas Stith, and Charlene Dukes

We are pleased to welcome three new members to our Advisory Board: Dr. Pam Eddinger, Thomas A. Stith, III, and Dr. Charlene Dukes. Learn more about our new board members below! 

Pam Eddinger, Ph.D. is president of Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), the largest of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts.  Dr. Eddinger began her tenure at BHCC in 2013 and previously served as president of Moorpark College in Southern California from 2008. Dr. Eddinger’s service in the Community College movement spans more than 25 years, with senior posts in academics and student affairs, communications and policy, and executive leadership. Read more about Dr. Eddinger here.

Thomas A. Stith III became the 10th President of the NCCCS on Jan 11, 2021. Prior to his selection he was district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration, where he led the federal agency’s $16 billion response to COVID-19 in North Carolina. Stith served as chief of staff to former Gov. Pat McCrory and was a three-term city council member in Durham. Stith has extensive experience in both private and public sector executive roles during his professional career. Read more about Thomas Stith here.

Charlene M. Dukes, Ed.D., President Emerita, accepted the opportunity to serve Prince George’s County, Maryland as the eighth and first female president of Prince George’s Community College, beginning July 1, 2007.  During her tenure, enrollment surged to 44,000 students, and through innovative partnerships with the public school system, seven middle and early colleges programs were established. She is currently chair of the Board of the Meyer Foundation, secretary of the Greater Washington Community Foundation, vice-chair of the Board of CareFirst, Inc., immediate past convener of The Presidents Round Table, and a past chair of the Board of the American Association of Community Colleges. Read more about Dr. Dukes here.

Thank you all for your commitment to help us support North Carolina’s community college leaders! We are grateful for the collective experience and insight that you bring to our trusted advisory board.

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