February 27, 2018
MARTINSVILLE, VA – On Monday, during its first meeting of 2018, the Patrick Henry Community College Board appointed two new members: Gary Collins of Henry County and Roger Hayden of Patrick County.
Hayden worked at RotoMetrics in Meadows of Dan for over 15 years before retiring. Now he drives a school bus for Patrick County public schools and serves on multiple boards within the community. Most recently, he was a member of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors, and he severed as Vice Chair of West Piedmont Planning Board. Hayden served on both boards for eight years before completing his service in 2017.
Hayden got his associate degree in Machining Technology in 1992 from Surry Community College in North Carolina.
The second appointee, Gary Collins, is the Senior Vice President of Investment at Stifel where he has worked since 2009. Gary has served on PHCC’s Foundation Board since 1990, is a member of the United Way Board, and is a deacon at Rich Acres Christian Church.
Collins is a PHCC Distinguished Alumnus and a member of the PHCC Athletics Hall of Fame. After graduating from PHCC in 1978, he received two bachelor’s degrees from Averett University.
“We are thrilled to introduce these two outstanding individuals to our board. They are both strong assets to our community, and they both understand personally the impact a community college can have,” said President Angeline Godwin.
The Patrick Henry Community College Board is responsible for assuring that the Community College is responsive to the needs existing within its service region within the statewide policies, procedures, and regulations of the State Board for Community Colleges. Its members are appointed by the localities served by the college (Henry County, Patrick County, Franklin County, and the City of Martinsville). Members are appointed for a term of four years.
Patrick Henry Community College, a comprehensive two-year institution, services Martinsville city as well as Patrick and Henry counties. PHCC is a leader among community colleges in areas such as athletics, technology, and unique program offerings. By providing innovative curricula such as motorsports, entrepreneurship, and mechatronics, PHCC changes lives and enriches the community. PHCC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
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