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RCC’s New President to Begin January

Nov 7, 2014

Dr. Mark O. Kinlaw of Lumberton, NC has been selected by the Rockingham Community College Board of Trustees as the College’s fifth president. Pending final approval by the State Board of Community Colleges, Dr. Kinlaw will begin January 20.  

Kinlaw has served as Vice President for Instruction and Support Services at Robeson Community College since 2001.

Board of Trustees Chairman Grayson Whitt said, “The Board of Trustees worked diligently and carefully during this selection process. I appreciate the dedication of College’s employees, community members and students who participated in the open forums and shared their comments. Dr. Kinlaw has a unique set of skills and experiences that make him the best fit for the college and Rockingham County. Under his leadership, I believe that our community college will continue its excellent history.” 

Prior to serving as a vice president, Kinlaw served Robeson Community College as Chair of Early Childhood/Social Science Department from 1997-2001, Director of Title III Technology Grant from 1994-1997, and Director of Planning and Research from 1988-1994. In addition, Kinlaw taught collegiate level Education and History from 1996-2001.

Kinlaw earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wake Forest University, a Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and a Doctor of Education in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State University. 

 “I am very excited about the opportunity to serve as the next president for Rockingham Community College. I look forward to working with the excellent board of trustees, the faculty and the staff to help the college continue to be a vibrant part of Rockingham County,” said Kinlaw.


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