Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Relations
RICHMOND — Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCCS) announced today that Dr. Angeline D. Godwin will become the third president of Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) beginning July 1.
Godwin is currently a managing member of The Nicolette Company, LLC, a family owned business in Hattiesburg, Miss., where she has worked in economic development since 2005. A first generation college graduate, she served as president of the Ashland Community and Technical College District in Ashland, Ky., from 1997-2000, serving through the transition from governance by The University of Kentucky Community College System to the newly formed Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
“Dr. Godwin brings to Patrick Henry a wide range of accomplishments in higher education and in community economic development,” said DuBois in making the appointment. “This is an extremely good fit for the Patrick Henry community.”
“We have been pleased with the process and with the top candidates that this national search brought to our campus,” said Vic Williams, chair of the Patrick Henry College Board. “Dr. Godwin brings to the table the skills we need, and we are excited at the prospect of moving forward with her leadership.”
Godwin has also served as vice president for research and development at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg from 2002-2004, and as CEO and president of the Mississippi Technology Alliance as well as the Institute for Technology Development in Jackson, Miss., from 2000-2002.
“Through the open forums and many interactions with students, faculty, staff, the foundation and college boards, and community members, I saw a true passion and appreciation for Patrick Henry Community College,” says Godwin. “Where passion and commitment exist, success follows.
“My goal is for us to work together to build on the College's many successes, while we explore innovative partnerships and new opportunities that promote our community's strategic vision. Our visit confirmed that we wanted to make the Greater Martinsville area our home. I am delighted to have the privilege and opportunity to serve as the third president of Patrick Henry Community College.”
Godwin was dean of arts and sciences at Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tenn., and held other administrative and teaching positions in Michigan and Florida.
She succeeds Dr. Max Wingett, who retires this year after serving as Patrick Henry Community College President for more than 33 years.
She holds a law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich.; a doctorate in English and a master’s in English education from Florida State University; a master’s degree from The University of Alabama, a bachelor’s degree from Troy State University and an associate degree from Gulf Coast Community College in Florida.
About Virginia’s Community Colleges: Created more than 40 years ago, the VCCS is comprised of 23 community colleges located on 40 campuses across the commonwealth. Together, Virginia’s Community Colleges serve more than 400,000 students each year. For more information, please visit myfuture.vccs.edu.
About Patrick Henry Community College: PHCC is a fully accredited, public, comprehensive two-year college serving about 3,000 students each semester from Martinsville, Henry Co., Patrick Co., and the southern portion Franklin Co. Over its 40-year history, the college has served more than 30,000 residents in their quest to improve skills, increase knowledge, and become productive community members. The college offers a wide range of academic, vocational, technical and workforce development courses that includes more than 60 fields of study. For more information, please visit www.ph.vccs.edu.
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