Edgecombe County – Dr. Gregory McLeod Named President of Edgecombe Community College

The Watch Dog response: I remember Melvin Muhammad, Andre Knight and myself met with Edgecombe Community College when they were seeking a President before they hired Dr. Lamm. We were supporting a black male whom was a native of Rocky Mount at that time. Glad to see a black male become President. The other 2 finalist credentials were great also.

July 23, 2018

Dr. Gregory McLeod has been named the next president of Edgecombe Community College.

Dr. Gregory McLeod, a North Carolina native and 17-year veteran of community colleges, has been named the next president of Edgecombe Community College.

The Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees selected Dr. McLeod to fill the position last month. State law requires that the board’s selection be approved by the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, which occurred on Friday.

Dr. McLeod, 46, will begin his new post in mid-August.

For the past seven years, he has served in a senior leadership capacity as provost and chief campus administrative officer of academic and student affairs, first at the St. Augustine Campus of St. Johns River State College in Florida, and most recently at Thomas Nelson Community College in Williamsburg, Virginia.

At Thomas Nelson Community College, he also served as interim dean of health professions.

His senior management experience covers the scope of the community college landscape and includes instructional and student services programs, facilities, budgetary oversight, and technology resources.

“I am thrilled to join Edgecombe Community College and look forward to working with faculty and staff to continue to move the College forward,” Dr. McLeod says. “I strongly believe that ECC has incredible potential and a true opportunity to continue to achieve higher heights for the benefit of the citizens and family nearby in Raleigh and Garner, this is especially exciting for me personally as well as professionally.”

Dr. McLeod holds a Ph.D. in leadership and education from Barry University, an M.Ed. in training and development from North Carolina State University, a B.A. in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a certificate in business management from N.C. State.

His career in the community college arena began . . . (Read more)

Tarboro NC – Meet the Candidates for Edgecombe Community College President

Over the past several months, the Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees has been engaged in the process of searching for a new president of the College.

The search has resulted in identifying the following three finalists for the position:

Dr. Deborah Grimes
Senior Vice President of Instruction and Student Services
Lenoir Community College, Kinston, NC

Dr. Greg McLeod
Provost/Chief Campus Administrative Officer and Interim Dean of Health Professions
Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, VA

Dr. Lannis Eugene “Gene” Smith Jr.
Vice President of Academic and Student Services
Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, NC

The Board of Trustees invites the College community and the public to meet the candidates at a reception on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in Mobley Atrium of the Fleming Building on the College’s Tarboro campus.


Mark Lorence
General Counsel and Chief Advancement Officer
(252) 823-5166, ext. 114

Visit the Edgecombe Community College Website for more information @ https://www.edgecombe.edu/

Photos/Video: Edgecombe Community College Radiography Pinning May 2018

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Radiography Pinning Ceremony
Guest Speaker Lisa Skinner M.P.S., B.S.R.S., RT(R)(M)(ART) Radiology Manager,
Wilson Medical Center, A Duke LifePoint Hospital
Wednesday May 9, 2018 11:00 AM
Edgecombe Community College Keihin Auditorium

Town, county officials to decide fate of armory – Rocky Mount Telegram

TARBORO -— As the National Guard Armory closes in Tarboro, two local educational institutions are vying to claim the building.

Edgecombe County Manager Eric Evans told Edgecombe County commissioners that both Edgecombe Community College and Edgecombe County Public Schools are requesting that the building be turned over to them to help expand their educational programs. The decision as to the fate of the armory will have to be jointly decided by the town of Tarboro and Edgecombe County, which both now own the building.

The National Guard Armory is located at the corner of East Walnut and Panola streets in Tarboro and is situated on 2.62 acres of land. (Read more)

Did You Know? Pinetops NC – Edgecombe Community College GED Program Offered At The Pinetops Library

Did you know that if you live in Pinetops and/or the surrounding area, you can sign up for GED classes at the Pinetops Library? You can stop by the library located at 201 SW 1st St, Pinetops, NC 27864 (next to the Piggly Wiggly) or you can call (252) 827-4621 for more information. You can also visit the Edgecombe County Memorial Library online. They offer free WI–FI wireless internet. Visit and/or contact the Pinetops Library today to learn more about the GED Program that is being taught by Edgecombe Community College.