Ed.D., University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Educational Leadership, 2001 M.S.A., Appalachian State University – Master of School Administration, 1998 B.S., Appalachian State University – English, Secondary Education, 1992
The President is assigned the following duties by the Wilkes Community College Board of Trustees:
Exerts responsible and effective leadership in all aspects of the college
Fosters the vision of being an effective learner-centered educational institution and a dynamic learning organization
Complies with Federal and State laws and regulations, recommends college policies and procedures and maintains current manual
Oversees and directs the development, presentation, and administration of the college budgets and advises the board of financial and budgetary needs of the college
Responsible for the employment, orientation, development, and performance enhancement plans of all personnel including disciplining and or terminating personnel according to policy
Assumes full administrative and management responsibility for all college programs, services, and activities and keeps the board informed on issues, needs, and operations of the college
Continuously monitors and evaluates the institutional effectiveness of college programs and services
Oversees the development and implementation of long range plans and facilities master plan
Appoints lay advisory committees
Responds to and resolves faculty, staff, and student inquiries, complaints, and appeals
Represents the college to public officials, outside agencies, media, and the community at large
Oversees the receipt of private donations, gifts, and bequests for the board; invests them and applies the proceeds consistent with statutory and regulations of the State Board of Community Colleges; and, maintains proper records of all such transactions
Discharges any other duties delegated by the board
Postition Duties - Morgan Francis
Title: Senior Vice-President of Finance & Administration
The Associate Vice President of the Ashe Campus and Alleghany Center oversees the operational, instructional, and student services functions for the satellite campuses located in the respective counties.
The Ashe Campus and Alleghany Center provide a wide range of curriculum and continuing education programming to meet the ongoing needs of the citizens of Ashe and Alleghany counties. The Ashe Campus offers the Associate in Arts program, along with Associate in Applied Science degrees in Applied Engineering, Accounting, Business Administration, Human Services Technology, and Associate Degree Nursing. Coursework in Criminal Justice Technology and Early Childhood are also offered at the campus. The Alleghany Center offers a full Associate in Arts curriculum and the Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration. Both Ashe and Alleghany also work closely with the respective high schools to provide a wide range of courses in the Career and College Promise program for high school juniors and seniors.
Both the Ashe Campus and Alleghany Center offer numerous continuing education courses, including Nurse Aide I, cosmetology, phlebotomy, fire and emergency services training, and medication aid, that lead to licensure and employment. Many other continuing education courses are also offered to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Additionally, both are heavily involved in the economic development of their counties, offering many courses that are customized to fit the needs of business and industry. Finally, both offer courses through the Small Business Center to address the needs of fledgling and experienced entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Basic skills courses are also offered at both the Ashe Campus and the Alleghany Center. Adult High School and adult high school equivalency courses at are offered, along with English as a Second Language and Compensatory Education.
The Ashe Campus and the Alleghany Center offer comprehensive support to students enrolled. These include the business office, financial aid assistance, counseling, student government, advising, and bookstore operations.
Postition Duties - Blair M. Hancock
Blair M. Hancock
Title: Vice President of Instruction
Education: M.A., Applachian State University—English and Community College Education
A.B., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—English and Secondary Education
The Vice President of Instruction provides leadership and supervision for the academic divisions in the coordination, planning, design, delivery, review, and evaluation of instructional programs. In addition, the Vice President of Instruction and the division deans, provide leadership for creating a quality learning-centered environment and recruitment, selection, orientation, mentoring, professional development, evaluation, and retention of faculty and staff for instructional areas. The academic division deans of Arts & Sciences, Business and Public Services Technologies, Health Sciences, and Industrial Workforce Development oversee all aspects of the instructional programs in their areas and supervise the program faculty. Well-qualified full- and part-time faculty develop and assess their courses and programs and teach seated, online and hybrid classes; lead instructors and chairs teach, develop semester schedules and book orders, and mentor faculty, as needed. Together, the instructional faculty and staff are responsible for student learning and academic success.
Postition Duties - Vice President of Information Technology/CIO
Title: Vice President of Information Technology/CIO
Division/Department: Information Technology
Education: A.S., Wilkes Community College – Information Technology B.S., East Carolina University – Business Education, Information Technologies M.S., East Carolina University – Technology Systems, Computer Networking Management
The Vice President of Information Technology oversees all aspects of campus technology including; campus network and server infrastructures, instructional and online education technologies, LMS and ERP environments, VoIP, campus Email, emergency notification systems, mobile devices and PCs. The Information Technology team aspires to provide support, information, infrastructure, and innovative tools to achieve the highest level of technological literacy for students, faculty, and staff.
Postition Duties - Executive Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness
Title: Executive Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness
Division/Department: Office of the President
Doctoral Candidate, Northcentral University, Higher Education Leadership MBA, Argosy University, Master of Business Administration BS, Gardner-Webb University, Bachelor of Science – Business Administration
The Executive Director of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness oversees the collection and analysis of data and disseminates information to support institutional decision making and planning.
The Office has responsibilities in the areas of accreditation, institutional research, assessment, and planning. The staff collects and analyzes data regarding students; faculty and staff; facilities; and institutional programs, services, and operations. Reports generated from this data are used internally and are also transmitted to the North Carolina Community College System and to other external agencies.
The Office works with academic departments and support units to help them formulate planning goals and objectives and to assess their effectiveness in achieving their goals and objectives.
In addition, the Office is a resource for survey and questionnaire research about the college’s students, faculty, staff, programs, services, and operations.
Postition Duties - Executive Director WCC Endowment Corporation
Title: Executive Director of Wilkes Community College Foundation
Division/Department: Wilkes Community College Foundation
Education: B.S., Appalachian State University– Communications