ABINGDON, Va. -- Dr. Gene C. Couch Jr., of Burlington, North Carolina, will become the sixth president of Virginia Highlands Community College beginning July 1, Glenn DuBois, the chancellor of Virginia's community colleges announced today.
Couch, an Abingdon native who grew up in Southwest Virginia, is currently executive vice president at Alamance Community College in Graham, N.C.
“Gene has an impressive track record of leadership in the North Carolina Community College System -- a state system of community colleges that I have a lot of respect for,” DuBois said in making the appointment. “He is also a product of our system, having achieved his first degree at Southwest Virginia Community College. His Virginia Highlands Community College appointment is a great fit.”
For more on Couch and the appointment, read Wednesday's Bristol Herald Courier.