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Trailblazers

The Trailblazer Profiles are a part of the Belk Center’s North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) History Project and will highlight and celebrate the work of Black, Latin*, Asian and Indigenous leaders in the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), focusing on current and former community college presidents and system leaders.

We hope that through this project, we can re-center the conversations around who we recognize as important in the history of community college leadership in North Carolina, and inspire support for diversifying the presidential leadership pipeline.

Patrena B. Elliott Ph.D.

President of Halifax Community College

Lloyd V. Hackley Ph.D.

Former President of North Carolina Community College System

Melissa Singler

President of Robeson Community College

Murray Williams Ed.D.

President of Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Thomas A. Walker Jr.

Senior Advisor for Economic Development and Military Affairs for the University of North Carolina System

Greg McLeod Ph.D.

President of Edgecombe Community College

Hilda Pinnix-Ragland

2005-2013, Chair the State Board of the North Carolina Community College System

Michael Elam

President of Halifax Community College

Ervin Griffin

President Emeritus of Halifax Community College

Dr. Stelfanie Williams

2012-2018, President of Vance-Granville Community College

Algie Gatewood

President of Alamance Community College

Pamela Senegal

President of Piedmont Community College

Lawrence Rouse

President of Pitt Community College

More Trailblazer Profiles coming soon

Stay tuned for more profiles as we recognize important figures in the history of community college leadership in North Carolina and inspire support for diversifying the presidential leadership pipeline.

Compilation of photos taken during the Trailblazer Profile interviews