The Roanoke-Chowan Community College Board of Trustees are pleased to announce Dr. Stanley J. Elliott as the 9th President of the College. The State Board of Community Colleges approved Dr. Elliott’s position at their meeting held on September 15, 2017. He will assume the role as President of R-CCC on October 2, 2017.
Dr. Elliott earned a B.S. in Political Science from Elizabeth City State University, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from North Carolina Central University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University. In 2010, he completed the year-long Leadership North Carolina Program.
Dr. Elliott has worked in higher education for over 20 years. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Shaw University in Raleigh, NC. Prior to this appointment, he has held several senior administrative positions to include: Director of the College of Adult and Professional Education, Vice President of Student Affairs, Dean of Students, Assistant Professor, Director of First Year Experience, and ADA Coordinator.
He is a member of various national organizations and is the Founder and President of the Educational Global Group (The EGG); an organization that helps youth in rural areas realize their dream of attaining a college degree. He is active in his church where he works with the Youth and Men’s Ministry and he also serves as a mentor in the public school system.
He is married to the former Dr. Patrena Benton, a seasoned higher education administrator and native of Northampton County. They have a daughter, Jordan Alexandria and a son, Sterling Jamison. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities and coaching youth sports.
“Dr. Elliott comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience that he has gained throughout his educational career,” said Board Chairman Andre Lassiter. “The Board is excited about the opportunity to work with him as he assumes this important leadership role. Dr. Elliott has a strong passion in making student-focused decisions that support academic success. It is our hope that he will use this opportunity not as a stepping stone, but to move the college forward. We believe that Dr. Elliott will be a visionary leader and a good fit for our staff, students and community. We the members of the R-CCC Board of Trustees along with the faculty and staff welcome Dr. Elliott to our campus.”