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  • Clarke '83 Named the President of GTCC

    Aug 22, 2019

    Clarke '83 Named the President of GTCCAnthony Clarke name president at GTCC (Guilford Technical Community College) in North Carolina starting no later than November 1, 2019, becoming the colleges eighth president.

    In a statement, GTCC board chairman George Ragsdale said that Clarke's experience in both the private sector and at two North Carolina community colleges were big pluses. "We could not be more excited about this appointment, " Ragsdale said."... We are confident that he is a dynamic leader for the future of GTCC." GTCC trustees picked Clarke from among three finalists and more than 70 applicants.

    "I'm really honored to be selected," Clarke said in a telephone interview Wednesday. "GTCC is a strong college with great faculty and staff and a great board. I'm excited to get there and get to work."

    Since 2014 Clarke has been president of Southeastern Community College in Whiteville. As GTCC and most other N.C. community colleges lost students over the past decade, Southeastern managed to increase enrollment in its curriculum programs by 9% during Clarke's tenure. The number of high school students taking community college courses nearly doubled. Read more.


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