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New president for ACC named

Dr. Ken Ingle, currently chief officer of information services at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, has been chosen as the new president of Alamance Community College.

Dr. Ken Ingle

Ingle was the selection of the ACC board of trustees, and his appointment was affirmed this morning by the State Board of Community Colleges, the required procedure for naming a new community college president.

In a press release making the announcement, ACC highlighted Ingle’s role in spearheading strategic planning, enhancing institutional effectiveness, and leveraging information technology to advance educational objectives.  Ingle served on the Rowan-Cabarrus president’s executive cabinet, contributing significantly to the college’s growth and success.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Ken Ingle as the next President of Alamance Community College,” stated retired General Blake Williams, chairman of the ACC board of trustees, in making the announcement. “His proven track record in fostering innovation and student-centered approaches aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing exceptional education and opportunities for our students.”

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“I am humbled and thrilled to embark on the journey as President of Alamance Community College. I have witnessed the transformative impact of community college in my own family and strive each day to help students realize their full potential through education. I look forward to building relationships, collaborating to meet the evolving needs of our area, and shaping a brighter future for our students, faculty, staff, and the entire Alamance County community,” said Ingle.

Under Ingle’s leadership, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College received accolades as a top ten digital community college for four consecutive years, a testament to his relentless pursuit of innovation in education, ACC said.

Ingle earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his master’s degree at Bellevue University. He earned his Doctorate in Community College Leadership from North Carolina State University, where he also served as a North Carolina State University Graduate Ambassador.

Ingle will succeed Dr. Algie Gatewood, who stepped down June 30 after a 10-year tenure at ACC.

The top three candidates for the ACC presidency were present last week on campus at a series of public forums with each, separately.  The other two top candidates were:

  • John Boyd, current president of Mayland Community College in Mitchell County. Boyd holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Clemson University; a master’s in criminal justice from Oklahoma City University; and a bachelor’s in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin at Platteville; and
  • Pamela Senegal, current president of Piedmont Community College, which serves Caswell and Person counties. She holds a doctorate of education in adult and community college education; a master’s in public administration; and dual bachelor’s degrees in political science and Spanish from N.C. State.

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