The State Board of Community Colleges has approved the appointment of Dr. Christopher English as the next president of Southeastern Community College.
Dr. English has 20 years of experience in community colleges and has held leadership roles at Blue Ridge Community College and the NC Community College System. He will become SCC’s tenth president, succeeding Dr. Anthony Clarke who led the college for five years before becoming the President of Guilford Technical Community College on November 1, 2019.
“We are excited about this appointment,” said Henry Edmund, chair of the SCC Board of Trustees. “Dr. English brings a high level of expertise from his background within the North Carolina Community College System. We are confident that he is a dynamic leader for the future of SCC, and we look forward to introducing him to our community. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to thank the Search Committee for their outstanding effort and to the college community for your interest and support in the process to identify our next President.”
Dr. English currently serves as Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development Continuing Education at Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, North Carolina.
Dr. English earned a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC; a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM; a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology Management from Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA; and an Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology from Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC.
“I am honored to be selected as the next president of Southeastern Community College where I will have the opportunity to work with an innovative team of trustees, leadership, faculty, and staff that will lead the College into the future,” said Dr. English. “I’ve been fortunate to experience the impact education and training can have on the lives of students and the community. I look forward to sharing those same experiences at Southeastern. My wife, Teresa, and I are excited to become actively involved in the community, and to know we have a wonderful new place to call home.”
Dr. English was selected by the SCC Board of Trustees to lead the college after an extensive nationwide search that attracted a strong and diverse pool of applicants. Dr. English will take office no later than August 3, 2020.