Governor Roy Cooper's Office issued a press release on November 4th, announcing the appointment of personnel to various NC boards and commissions. Dr. Catherine Edmonds, superintendent of Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools, was among those appointed to serve on the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges. She was sworn in on November 15th during the November meeting of the NC State Board of Community Colleges. Edmonds will serve as a representative from Region 6. There was one other appointee this year, Mary Ann Rice of Asheville as the representative for Region 1.
Edmonds began serving as ECPPS Superintendent on July 22, 2019. She was appointed by Governor Cooper to serve on the NCCAT Board of Trustees in July; however, due to her latest appointment to serve on the Board of Community Colleges, Edmonds resigned from the NCCAT Board. Edmonds previously served as director of Educational Leadership and Development for the UNC System Academic and University Programs as well as the state director for NC Principal Fellows. She also currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Public School Forum of North Carolina and the Board for the American Cancer Society.
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The mission of the North Carolina Community College System is to open the door to high-quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success, develop a globally and multi-culturally competent workforce, and improve the lives and well-being of individuals by providing:
- Education, training and retraining for the workforce, including basic skills and literacy education, occupational and pre-baccalaureate programs.
- Support for economic development through services to and in partnership with business and industry and in collaboration with the University of North Carolina System and private colleges and universities.
- Services to communities and individuals which improve the quality of life.
"I appreciate Gov. Cooper granting me the honor to serve on the Community College Board," said Edmonds. "NC Community Colleges play a vital role in our communities. I will work very hard in collaboration with fellow board members to ensure our community colleges thrive throughout the state. I believe the K-12 perspective will be insightful and informative as we continue the work of the Board of Community Colleges."
Dr. Edmonds' term will expire on Monday, June 30, 2025.