Dr. Gene Couch
Dr. Gene C. Couch, Jr., of Burlington, N.C., is currently executive vice president at Alamance Community College in Graham, N.C., a position he has held since June 2011. He was vice president for instruction and student services at Southwestern Community College in Sylva, N.C. from 2005-2010 and was vice president for instructional services from 1999-2005, after also serving as chair of the health sciences division there and program director for radiography. He holds an associate degree from Southwest Virginia Community College in Richlands, a bachelor’s degree from Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C., master’s degrees from Western Carolina University and a doctorate from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.
Virginia Highlands will continue interviews at the community college; VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois hopes to make an appointment later in May. The appointee will replace Dr. Ron E. Proffitt, who retires this year after four years with Virginia Highlands.
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