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Regan Named Vice President for Academic Affairs

Oct 10, 2016

Sheila Regan, of Lumberton, has joined Rockingham Community College as its chief academic officer. Ms. Regan began her duties on Monday, October 3, 2016 as Vice President of Academic Affairs.

“RCC is very fortunate to welcome Ms. Sheila Regan as our new Vice President for Academic Affairs. Ms. Regan comes to us from Robeson Community College where she served as a biology faculty member, as Department Chair for Math and Science and finally as Assistant VP for University Transfer and Health Science programs. Her 24 years of experience in the North Carolina Community College System, along with her experience with accreditation both at an institutional and programmatic level, will be very good for our college,” said RCC President Dr. Mark Kinlaw. “Sheila works very hard and has an analytical mind that will serve her well in her role as Vice President. She has a lot of experience partnering with high schools and partnering with business and industry. She is a person that will dive right in and get things moving at our college, and she will work with all of our community partners to help make our college the best it can be.”

While at Robeson Community College, she was involved in helping to secure and implement numerous grants including NSF, NASA, and STEM grants. She was responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of an Honors College, and she was instrumental in the successful re-design of developmental education. She was instrumental in achieving national accreditation for several healthcare programs, including Radiography and Surgical Technology. She has served on several SACSCOC On-Site Re-Affirmation Teams and will be serving on a SACSCOC Off-Site Team in December in Atlanta, GA. She has also been very involved in implementing new programs at Robeson Community College.

“I am thrilled to be part of Rockingham Community College and to become part of the community. Residing here will help me develop relationships with the college’s partners and foster new relationships that will enhance the success of our students,” said RCC’s Vice President for Academic Affairs Sheila Regan. “In the short time I have been on campus and in the community, it is apparent to me that this community college is valued and our faculty and staff are committed to high quality and excellence.”

Ms. Regan holds a Master of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, 18 graduate hours in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and she has completed fifteen graduate hours in Adult and Community College Education at North Carolina State University. Ms. Regan is a member of the North Carolina Association of Community College Instructional Administrators and the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society.

Ms. Regan lives in Reidsville. She played collegiate basketball at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and still enjoys following basketball. She enjoys outdoor activities and is an avid runner.


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