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March 4, 2013
 
HCC Leadership Institute features TCC President
 
WELDON, N.C. – Halifax Community College (HCC) Leadership Institute participants were treated to a presentation by Dr. Edna Baehre-Kolovani, president of Tidewater Community College (TCC) on Feb. 22. The session featured discussion on strategic planning.

Baehre-Kolovani became the fifth president of TCC on July 9, 2012. Her professional experience as a community college president includes extensive work in strategic planning, expanding and diversifying college enrollment and exemplary fundraising and public advocacy campaigns.

About the HCC Leadership Institute
Nehemiah—The Leadership Company kicked off the HCC Leadership Institute in May 2012. Dr. Donny Hunter, president and CEO of the North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees and president of National Search & Education Consulting presented during the September session. North Carolina Community College System President Dr. Scott Ralls visited with the institute participants on Oct. 12. Dr. George Vaughan, president emeritus of Piedmont Virginia Community College and professor emeritus of higher education at North Carolina State University, visited the institute on Nov. 16. Nehemiah—The Leadership Company visited for a second time with the institute participants on Dec. 7. Dr. Helen Benjamin, chancellor of Contra Costa Community College District in Martinez, Calif., was the featured speaker for the Feb. 8 session, which also featured a presidents’ roundtable of Dr. Charlene Dukes, president of Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md.; Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr., president of Halifax Community College in Weldon, N.C.; Dr. Harold E. Mitchell, interim president of Roanoke-Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, N.C.; and, Dr. Lawrence Rouse, president of James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville, N.C.

The institute is a year-long leadership program for the College’s employees. It is limited to 25 participants and features individual professional development and team-building activities. The institute includes a series of professional seminars and interactive sessions presented by local and state leaders in higher education. The institute is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education PBI Formula Grant.
HCC Leadership Institute features TCC President
Pictured front row, from left, are Kimberly Mack, B.T. Brown, Dr. Edna Baehre-Kolovani, Cindy Collins, Iris Johnson, Marie Daniel-Sivels and Jennifer Jones; second row, HCC President Dr. Ervin V. Griffin Sr., Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Teresa Mayle, Laura Cobb, Debbie Smith, Marcus Lewis and George Holley; top row, Bob Howard, Sherida Gholston, Dr. Kevin Kupietz, Howard Epps, Sarah Nesbit, Dr. Barbara Bradley-Hasty and Dan Lovett.  
 
 
Halifax Community College’s Mission
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