Algie Gatewood named president of Alamance Community College in North Carolina

Alamance Community College August 11, 2013

Algie Gatewood selected to lead Alamance Community College

The Alamance Community College Board of Trustees today appointed Dr. Algie Gatewood as its next President, pending final approval of the N.C. Community Colleges System at its scheduled meeting on July 19.

Dr. Gatewood will serve as the College’s fourth president since its beginning in 1958. He has served as President of the Cascade Campus of Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon since 2004.

ACC’s current president, Dr. Martin Nadelman, earlier announced his retirement effective Oct. 1 this year. The process to choose ACC’s next president began in January this year.

Dr. Gatewood was among six finalists interviewed for the post in June. Prior to his current position in Portland, he served in the Office of the President at the University of North Carolina from 1997-2004 as the Director of Health, Education and Welfare and the Assistant Director of the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority.

Additionally, Dr. Gatewood served as Dean of Student Services at Anson Community College in Polkton, North Carolina from 1982-1997. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science/History from Livingston College in Salisbury, North Carolina and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education/College Administration from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He received his Doctorate in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State University.

ACC board chairman Carl R. Steinbicker announced that Dr. Gatewood’s initial term would run from Oct. 1, 2013 to April 30, 2015 with contract renewal then reviewed annually.
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