Roanoke-Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, North Carolina, has announced a field of three finalists to be the educational institution’s next president. The finalists will participate in a public forum on campus on June 23.
Roanoke-Chowan Community College, in the northeastern part of the state near the Virginia border, enrolls about 1,000 students. African Americans make up 61 percent of the student body.
Of the three finalists, selected from a pool of more than 50 applicants, two are African Americans.
Stanley Elliott is vice president for student affairs at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Elliott is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina. He holds a master of public administration degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham and a Ph.D. in education research and policy from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
Jimmy Tate is vice president for college advancement and strategic initiatives at James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville, North Carolina. Tate holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He earned an educational doctorate at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida.