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Jan. 23, 2015
Leché named Staff of the Year
WELDON, N.C. – The State Board of Community Colleges announced recipients of the President of the Year, Excellence in Teaching, Staff of the Year and Distinguished Partners in Excellence Awards, as well as the I.E. Ready Award on Jan. 16.

"The work that our community colleges do is vital to ensuring that North Carolina has a skilled workforce," said State Board Chair Dr. Linwood Powell. "The recipients of these awards embody the foundation that North Carolina’s Community College System was built on – providing opportunities for education to all North Carolinians, taking students from where they are, as far as they can go."

Halifax Community College (HCC) Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Assessment Dr. Adriane Leché is the recipient of the Staff of the Year Award. Leché embodies a commitment to institutional excellence and student success. She recently engaged HCC’s constituents in the development of the college’s strategic plan for 2013-17, resulting in a renewed focus on access and student success. Leché fosters an environment built on data-driven decision-making that is student-centered. During her tenure at HCC, she has identified efficiencies and innovative processes to improve a variety of areas, including the college’s Quality Enhancement Plan, accreditation efforts and methods for recording student feedback.

Prior to arriving at HCC, Leché served as the director of institutional effectiveness at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Va. She has also served in various capacities with Petersburg City Public Schools, Roanoke City Public Schools, Winston-Salem State University, Delaware State University, Christiansburg High School, Saint Paul’s College, Virginia Tech and Radford University. She has taught courses at Saint Paul’s College, Mary Baldwin College, Bluefield State College and Virginia Tech.

Leché earned a doctorate at Virginia Tech, a master’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She also earned additional licenses from the Commonwealth of Virginia for elementary, middle and secondary school principal/supervisor and secondary school counselor.

"Lasting partnerships, innovative instruction and visionary leadership are the hallmarks of our System’s 50-plus year history of educating and training the state’s workforce," said NC Community College System President Dr. Scott Ralls. "The award recipients announced today are a testament to that proud history and our strong foundation for continued success in addressing North Carolina’s future education and workforce needs."
Halifax Community College Dean of Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Assessment Dr. Adriane Leché on right
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Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239