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Mississippi businesswoman Angeline Godwin named president of Patrick Henry Community College in Virginia

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Angeline Godwin named president of Patrick Henry Community College

Dr. Angeline D. Godwin, a Mississippi businesswoman who has experience in both higher education and economic development, has been named the new president of Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC).

Godwin was one of three finalists to be interviewed by the college’s board and to meet with students, faculty, staff and the public during recent open forums. Her appointment as the college’s third president was announced Tuesday by Virginia Community College System Chancellor Glenn DuBois.

Effective July 1, Godwin will succeed Max Wingett, who is retiring after more than 33 years at PHCC’s helm.

Godwin, 52, currently is a managing member of The Nicolette Co. LLC, a family-owned business in Hattiesburg, Miss. She was president of the Ashland Community and Technical College District in Ashland, Ky., from 1997 to 2000.

Previously, she was vice president for research and development at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg from 2002 to 2004 and president and chief executive officer of the Mississippi Technology Alliance and the Institute for Technology Development from 2000 to 2002.

Before that, Godwin was dean of arts and sciences at Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tenn., and held other administrative and teaching positions in Michigan and Florida.

Godwin “brings to Patrick Henry a wide range of accomplishments in higher education and in community economic development,” DuBois said. He added that she is “an extremely good fit” for the college.

Other finalists were Dr. Bruce R. Scism, interim president of Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn., and Dr. Ralph G. Soney, president of Roanoke-Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, N.C.
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