Wake Tech president is N.C. community college president of year

Posted September 24, 2008 5:29 a.m. EDT
Updated September 24, 2008 6:22 a.m. EDT

— Stephen Scott, president of Wake Technical Community College, is the North Carolina community college president of the year.

The N.C. State Board of Community Colleges selected Scott for his role in work force education and economic development.

Scott spearheaded the opening of a new North Raleigh campus, the expansion of technology training, such as a new interactive gaming program, and the launching of an athletic program. There were several reasons for his selection, according to the board, including

  • His commitment to innovation and the improvement of services through technology.
  • His effective use of partnerships with business and industry.
  • His commitment to professional development for staff and faculty.
  • His advocacy for Wake Tech and the other community colleges at the local and state level.

Scott will receive an $8,000 award from a program endowed by Wachovia. The Wake Tech Foundation will receive $2,000. Scott will receive the award on Nov. 21 at a luncheon in Raleigh.

A South Carolina native, Scott has worked with community colleges for more than 35 years. He has led Wake Tech since 2003.