The Alamance Community College Board of Trustees Search Committee has announced that three finalists have been selected in the search for the college’s next president. The search has been underway since August 22 following Dr. Algie Gatewood’s announcement of his retirement effective July 1, after ten years as college president.

General Blake Williams, Chair of the Alamance Community College Board of Trustees, appointed a search committee, which includes Vice Chair Julie Scott Emmons, Dr. Roslyn Crisp, Steve Carter, William Gomory, and Dr. Charles Scott.

Open forums were organized to provide faculty, staff, students, and community members with a platform to voice their perspectives on the essential qualities and attributes they would like to see in the new president. Ultimately, the college received more than 60 applications, that included a deep, qualified, gender and ethically diverse pool. After careful thought and deliberation, the committee narrowed the search to three candidates.

The ACC presidential finalists are (in alphabetical order):

Dr. John BoydJohn Boyd, Ph.D., is the president of Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. He previously served as the president of Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, Colorado. Dr. Boyd earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from Clemson University; A Masters in Criminal Justice Administration from Oklahoma City University; and a Bachelors in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.






Ken IngleKen Ingle, Ed.D., is the Chief Officer of Information Services at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, North Carolina. He previously served as the Executive Director of Emerging Technology at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Ingle earned a Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership from North Carolina State University; a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Bellevue University; and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Management Information Systems from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.





Dr. Pamela G. SenegalPamela Senegal, Ed.D., is the president of Piedmont Community College serving Person and Caswell counties in North Carolina. She previously served as the Vice President of Economic and Community Development for Central Carolina Community College serving Chatham, Lee, and Harnett counties in North Carolina. Dr. Senegal earned a Doctor of Education in Adult and Community College Education; a Masters in Public Administration, a Bachelors in Political Science and a Bachelors in Spanish; all from North Carolina State University.





Public forums will take place the week of December 4 and each candidate will participate in a one-hour forum. We invite and encourage everyone to participate in the open forums. Forums will be made accessible to all faculty, staff, students, and community members. There will be a brief introduction of each candidate, followed by a question-and-answer session. Forums will be conducted in-person in the Alamance Community College Auditorium. All who attend will be asked to complete a feedback form and the completed forms will be given to the ACC Board of Trustees for their review.

Open Forum Schedule:

Monday, December 4, 2023

Dr. Pamela Senegal: Alamance Community College Auditorium from 3:00-4:00 p.m.


Tuesday, December, 5, 2023

Dr. Ken Ingle: Alamance Community College Auditorium from 3:00-4:00 p.m.


Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Dr. John Boyd: Alamance Community College Auditorium from 3:00-4:00 p.m.


*Please note: All Surveys will close at 8:30 a.m. the day following each open forum

We are looking forward to the successful completion of the presidential search process. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to our ACCT Search Consultant: Mr. Kennon Briggs, ACCT Search Consultant,, (919) 621-7988 (mobile).