ASHEBORO — The State Board of Community Colleges has named Dr. Bob Shackleford the President of the Year.
Shackleford, president of Randolph Community College, was named last Friday as Wells Fargo President of the Year. The President of the Year Award was established by the State Board of Community Colleges in 2001, with financial support from Wells Fargo, and rewards outstanding leadership and commitment to the community college mission among the presidents of the 58 institutions of the N.C. Community College System.
During Shackleford’s tenure, Randolph County residents approved a sales tax increase to assist in funding the renovation of a 47,000 square-foot warehouse into a premier Continuing Education and Industrial Center that will provide instructional space for in-demand industrial and technical programs. The facility is working to meet gold LEED standards, making it the first LEED-certified building in Randolph County.
Under Shackleford’s leadership, Randolph Community College has expanded program offerings at all of its campuses and re-designed how student services are provided, increasing efficiencies and more effectively serving students. He is also committed to implementing and integrating technology to both increase efficiencies and to provide students with technology equivalent to what they will find in the workplace.
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