Phi Beta Sigma’s very own Dr. Lawrence Rouse was just sworn-in as the 5th president of Pitt Community College.
The college, which is located in Winterville, North Carolina, serves more than 23,000 students in credit and non-credit programs annually and is currently North Carolina’s sixth-largest community college in terms of student credit hours. Dr. Rouse will be the college’s 5th president and the first African American to hold the position in the college’s 58-year history.
A proud member of Phi Beta Sigma, Dr. Rouse currently serves at the Southeastern Regional Director of the fraternity.
“A native of Sumter, S.C., Rouse started his educational career in his home state before receiving the Kellogg ACCLAIM Fellowship at N.C. State University. During his studies at State he received a National Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness Fellowship. After working at Johnston Community College, he served as president of James Sprunt Community College in Duplin County for more than 13 years. During that time he was named N.C. Community College System President of the Year and was president of the N.C. Association of Community College presidents.” an article by reflector.com states.
Watch the video of the ceremony below:
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