Education

Wake Tech president announces retirement

Posted February 22, 2018 9:28 a.m. EST

— The president of Wake Technical Community College on Thursday announced his retirement after 15 years at the school.

Stephen C. Scott started at Wake Tech in 2003. He will retire effective Aug. 31.

“It has been an honor to lead this great institution,” Scott said in a statement. “It is filled with passionate faculty, innovative staff, and the hardest-working students I have ever known. As I move forward with this next phase of my life, I am confident that Wake Tech will continue to change lives.”

Scott led the school as it developed into the largest community college in the state and opened a new campus. He was the third president in the college's history.

Scott previously served as president of Lenoir Community College in Kinston, Southeastern Community College in Whiteville.

“From the time I started teaching at a college, I knew I wanted to be a community college president,” Scott said, “because I wanted to help people help themselves. I knew that access to technical training could help people better support their families and enjoy a greater quality of life.”