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ECC Board of Trustees Appoints Acting President

Mark Lorence, general counsel and chief advancement officer of Edgecombe Community College, has been appointed acting president of the College.

The Edgecombe Community College Board of Trustees has named Mark S. Lorence, general counsel and chief advancement officer of the College, acting president of Edgecombe Community College.

Dr. Deborah Lamm, who served as president of the College for fourteen years, retired May 31.

The State Board of Community Colleges approved the Board of Trustees’ appointment of Lorence in May.

He will serve as acting president until a new president is in place.

“I am honored to serve the College in this capacity,” he says.

In addition to his regular duties, Lorence currently serves as the staff liaison to the Board of Trustees in its search for a new president. “In this important role, he has been diligent and effective,” says Dr. Jerry Price, chair of the Board of Trustees. “We have been particularly impressed with his commitment to the College.”

Lorence joined the Edgecombe Community College management team a year ago. “It has been a great privilege to work with Dr. Lamm and learn from her this past year,” he says. “I look forward to working with faculty and staff during the interim period.”

Before joining Edgecombe Community College, Lorence served as senior counsel and senior vice president of First Citizens Bank in Raleigh. He is also a co-founder of the Innermost House Foundation, a philanthropic organization based in Williamsburg, VA.

He holds a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctor (JD) degree from the University of Iowa. Lorence is a member of the North Carolina State Bar.