Pitt Community College seeks community input for sixth president

WINTERVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – An Eastern Carolina community college wants input on its next president.

Pitt Community College is hosting two public forums next Wednesday to allow the community a chance to voice their questions, comments, and concerns about the sixth president.

After more than 40 years in education, Lawrence Rouse will be retiring. He has been at PCC since 2018.

Both forums will take place in the G. Henry Leslie Auditorium in Room 143 on the school’s main campus. The college says each event will last one hour and they will begin at noon and then at 5 p.m..

“We’re hoping for a great turnout from the community,” said PCC Vice President of Human Resources Ina Rawlinson. “Their attendance and engagement are very important in the overall hiring process.”

Rouse is only the fifth president to serve in the 63-year history. His predecessors were Llyod Spaulding, William Fulford, Charles Russel, and Dennis Massey.