Paul D. Camp Community College Names Dr. Renee Felts as Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Renee FeltsDr. Renee Felts, current Dean of the Franklin Campus/Occupational & Technical Programs, has been appointed the Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Paul D. Camp Community College. The selection was made by Interim President Dr. Bill Aiken after Felicia Blow recently announced her resignation from the position to pursue a career at Tidewater Community College.
“I am ready for this new challenge,” said Felts. “My objective is to make this a seamless transition. I know the staff; I’ve worked with many for multiple years, and I’m thrilled to be taking on this role with the Office of Institutional Advancement team.”
Dr. Felts has a notable background in academics, having worked at Chowan University and Isle of Wight Academy. She is extremely familiar with the many workforce development initiatives and business needs in the region. Dr. Felts also has partnered with the Workforce Development Division on many programs, including service as a trainer for the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Her educational achievements include earning her Doctor of Education degree with an emphasis in Higher Education Leadership at Northcentral University (Prescott Valley, Ariz.); a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Systems in 1997 from Chowan University (Murfreesboro, NC), where she also earned an Associate of Science degree in Accounting in 1982; a Master of Science degree in Education with an emphasis in Computer Education in 1987 from Old Dominion University; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Barton College (Wilson, NC) in 1984. In addition, she completed a 12-semester-hour program in Web Design from East Carolina University in 2002 (Greenville, NC), and attained the “Quality Matters” certification for online instruction in 2012.
“This is a critical position to the organization and I am confident that Renee is well-suited for this position,” said Interim College President Dr. Bill Aiken. “Her communication, leadership and organizational skills, and her knowledge from the academic side of the house, will be an asset to not only the Office of Institutional Advancement, but the rest of the College as well.
“In addition, she has internal and external strengths that will benefit the College. Thought is currently being given to how we will fill Renee’s present role.”
She was recognized as the 2010 Educator of the Year at PDCCC and received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence in Teaching Award.
“I am so proud of this College and all that it has done for this community. Working together – staff, students, and faculty – I believe that we will continue to do great things well into the future,” added Dr. Felts.
Dr. Felts will begin her new duties on May 22, 2015.