The chancellor of the Pierce College district in Washington State has named Darrell Cain as president of the Puyallup campus. The educational institution was founded in 1967 as Clover Park Community College and became Pierce College in 1986. In 1990, the first permanent building on the Puyallup campus was opened.
Today, the Puyallup campus, located just southeast of Tacoma, enrolls more than 4,000 students. African Americans are just 4 percent of the student body.
Dr. Cain has been serving as vice chancellor for student affairs for Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis. Earlier he held faculty and/or administrative posts at the University of Maryland, Atlanta Technical College, Eastfield College in Texas, and Youngstown State University in Ohio. When he takes office, Dr. Cain will be the first African American to serve as permanent president of the Puyallup campus.
Dr. Cain is a graduate of Indiana University, where he majored in sports marketing and management. He then earned a master’s degree in college student personnel administration from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and a doctorate in education leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech.