Felts named interim vice president at PDCCC

Published 9:30 pm Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Paul D. Camp Community College has announced its interim vice president for institutional advancement following the recent resignation of Felicia Blow to take the same position at Tidewater Community College.



Dr. Renee Felts, current dean of the Franklin campus as well as occupational and technical programs, was selected by interim president Dr. Bill Aiken to fill the position on an interim basis.

“I am ready for this new challenge,” Felts said. “My objective is to make this a seamless transition. I know the staff; I’ve worked with many for multiple years, and I’m thrilled to be taking on this role with the Office of Institutional Advancement team.”

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Felts has a long background in academics, having worked at Chowan University and Isle of Wight Academy, and is familiar with the many workforce development initiatives and business needs in the region, according to a press release from the college. She also has partnered with the Workforce Development Division on many programs, including service as a trainer for the Virginia Department of Transportation.

“This is a critical position to the organization and I am confident that Renee is well-suited for this position,” Aiken said in a press release. “Her communication, leadership and organizational skills, and her knowledge from the academic side of the house, will be an asset to not only the Office of Institutional Advancement but the rest of the college as well.”

She earned her Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in higher education leadership at Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Ariz. She earned her Master of Science degree in education, with an emphasis in computer education, in 1987 from Old Dominion University. Her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in information systems, came in 1997 from Chowan University, where she also earned an associate degree in 1982. She holds an additional Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Barton College, Wilson, N.C., in 1984. In addition, she completed a 12-semester-hour program in web design at East Carolina University in 2002 and attained the “Quality Matters” certification for online instruction in 2012.

She was recognized as the 2010 Educator of the Year at PDCCC and received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence in Teaching Award.

Aiken said he is currently considering how to fill Felts’ present role.

Felts will begin her new duties on May 22.