President Search

The Trustees of Edgecombe Community College invite applications and nominations for the position of President of the College. The President serves as Chief Executive Officer of the College and reports directly to an appointed Board of Trustees.

Edgecombe Community College

Edgecombe Community College is seeking its fifth president in the College’s 50-year history. The current president, Dr. Deborah Lamm, is retiring after 14 years of service. ECC is one of 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System. The College’s service area is Edgecombe County. With campuses in Tarboro and Rocky Mount, ECC offers education and training that is both relevant and life enhancing. In 2016, the new Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center opened on the Rocky Mount campus. This facility offers a unique simulated hospital environment and realistic training through the use of patient manikins. The College annually serves more than 2,300 students in degree, diploma, and certificate programs, and another 9,000 students in continuing education programs. ECC has approximately 170 full-time employees. As the only institution of higher education in Edgecombe County, ECC plays a critical role in providing the local citizenry with educational and training opportunities, cultural activities, and leadership in economic development initiatives.

Edgecombe Community College Service Area

Located in Eastern North Carolina, Edgecombe County is one of the region’s most historic areas with a rich culture and storied history. The Town of Tarboro is the county seat and home to one of only two remaining Town Commons in existence since colonial times. The other is in Boston. Nearby Rocky Mount is currently celebrating its 150th year and was named an All-American City in 1970 and again in 1999. As a whole, Edgecombe County has a population of more than 54,000 residents.

Edgecombe County sits just east of the junction of two major highways – I-95 and US 64, and is geographically centered between New York and Florida. The Atlantic Ocean is a short 2.5-hour drive to the east, and the Great Smoky Mountains are a pleasant 5-hour drive to the west. Residents of Edgecombe County enjoy a temperate climate with warm summers, mild winters, and colorful fall and spring seasons.

Historically, the economy in Edgecombe County has been based in agriculture. However, like many other areas in Eastern North Carolina, Edgecombe County experienced an economic downturn over the past several decades as the agricultural base declined and many industrial plants closed. In response to the economic challenges facing the area, Edgecombe Community College has embraced a global education mindset and strategically positioned itself to train and retrain a skilled workforce that can compete in a fast-moving, global economy. Advanced manufacturing, logistics, and health care lead Edgecombe County’s economic resurgence.