PDCCC president sets retirement

Published 5:13 pm Friday, September 11, 2009

Paul D. Camp Community College President Dr. Douglas W. Boyce announced his retirement plans on Friday during a college in-service meeting held at PDCCC’s Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin.

Boyce said he felt it important to personally inform the faculty and staff he has worked with for the past seven years. He said a search for his replacement would be launched this fall, and that he expects to continue serving in his position until summer 2010.

Boyce said he was grateful to have been a part of the Paul D. Camp Community College family and thanked everyone for their many contributions to student success and community growth and development.

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“As faculty, staff and administrators, you have worked together with community stakeholders to open new doors of opportunity for our students and communities, creating a solid foundation for the future of the College,” he said.

Boyce also reflected on a variety of accomplishments for the college during his tenure as president.

4Credit enrollment has grown by 12 percent the past two years, reaching record levels each year, he said.

4New brand image, promotional literature, television ads and a website have been developed to promote the college.

4Increases in student graduation, transfer and retention rates have been made through faculty and staff commitment to student success.

4New programs of study have been created to respond to critical and community needs, which include nursing, American Sign Language, entrepreneurship, fire science, HVAC, medical office billing, medical office specialist, advanced nurse’s assistant, phlebotomy, and religious studies.

4Virtually every course offered by the College includes a web presence, and on-line course offerings have exploded, but with a strong commitment to standards of quality.

4Non-credit workforce and community service enrollments have run into the thousands, exceeding credit enrollment most of the past six years.

4The Regional Workforce Development Center has become a hub for community events and activities and increasingly a source for consulting and workforce services.

4Millions of dollars of external funding have been secured from federal, state and local sources to support new initiatives.

4Foundation assets have tripled in value through successful annual fund drives and golf tournaments.

4Many new partnerships have been established between the College and area school divisions, higher education institutions and community development entities.