RCC sets reception for Nov. 11 to welcome new president

By: Staff report

LUMBERTON — The public is invited on Monday to meet Robeson Community College’s new president during a reception being held by the institution’s trustees.

Melissa Singler began work on Nov. 1 as the college’s sixth president.

The reception will be 4-5:30 p.m. in the Charles V. Chrestman Workforce Development Center’s BB&T Conference Room. The trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting after the reception.

Singler was selected by the trustees on Oct. 3 in an 11-0 vote, becoming the last person standing from a field of 39 applicants. The North Carolina Community College System board approved the hiring during its October meeting.

Before coming to RCC Singler was an executive vice president at Cape Fear Community College in New Hanover and Pender counties, one of the larger community colleges in North Carolina with an enrollment of 23,000 students. While there she provided leadership and direction for Academic Affairs and Instruction, Continuing Education and Workforce Development, Student Services and Enrollment Management, Information Technology Systems, Internal Compliance Review, Marketing and Communications, and Campus Security and Safety.

She has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she received a master’s degree in School Administration in 2004.


Staff report