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Jan. 24, 2013
Cooley returns to HCC
WELDON, N.C. Ė Halifax Community College (HCC) welcomed Dr. Joy Cooley as the interim vice president of academic affairs on Jan. 14. Cooley retired from the College in 2008. She has taken the post vacated by Dr. Erica Holmes.

Cooley has been in education all of her life. Originally from Weldon, Cooley started out teaching at McIver Elementary School in Littleton. She taught there for 13 years. Then in 1989, she came to HCC.

At HCC, Cooley was an adult basic education instructor. She moved into the associate dean of continuing education position before becoming the dean of evening and weekend college. Then, she moved into the dean of curriculum post before becoming a vice president. For a five-month period, she also served the College as acting president.

As interim vice president, Cooley is again responsible for several departments at HCC. These include Continuing Education (Adult Basic Education, occupational extension, business and industry training, the Small Business Center and community services), academics (curriculum programs coordination), the Learning Resources Center and Student Success Center, and Student Services (counseling, testing, financial aid, registrar, etc.).

Cooley has had a close connection with HCC since its creation. Her father was a founding board of trustees member. She took her first post secondary class at HCC when it was Halifax Technical Institute. In addition to earning a doctorate in Higher Education Administration Leadership from East Carolina University, Cooley also holds a bachelorís degree in education from North Carolina Wesleyan and a masterís in education from Campbell University.
Cooley returns to HCC
Halifax Community College welcomed Dr. Joy Cooley as the interim vice president of academic affairs on Jan. 14. Pictured above is Cooley with HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr.
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Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, templem@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Interim Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Interim Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., rhoadesd@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239