Wake Tech president to retire

February 27, 2018 by  

Stephen Scott, president of Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, has announced his retirement plans.

Scott has headed the institution since 2003, and since he began his tenure, the school has doubled its facilities, and is now the largest community college of the 58 in North Carolina. The number of students has risen from 50,000 to over 74,000 in the 15 years he has served as president.

Tom Looney, chairman of the school’s board of trustees, said one reason the college was able to grow as it has is because of Scott’s leadership and vision. He went on to say that people throughout the state – including elected officials, students, staff, faculty, business leaders, the trustees, and the community at large – trusted and respected Scott. Voters in Wake County voted in favor of bond issues in 2004, 2007, and 2012.

When he first came to North Carolina, he had been working for 16 years at two colleges in South Carolina. Once in North Carolina, Scott took over as president of Whiteville’s Southeastern Community College, where he served from 1988 to 1999. From 1999 until 2002, Scott served as COO and executive VP of the North Carolina Community College System. In the 2002-2003 period, he headed up Kinston’s Lenoir Community College.

Scott says his last work day will be August 31, 2018.

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