Community College Presidential Alumni
The College of Education is proud to have alumni who distinguished themselves by transforming the field of community college education and making a difference through leadership in their communities. Community colleges open the door to accessible education that minimizes barriers to develop a workforce that contributes to greater economic development. Our alumni are devoted to the mission and vision of community college education, and are affecting the state by providing educational opportunity.
Alumni Highlight: Dr. Kenneth Boham
President of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute
Distinguished 1988 NC State College of Education Alumnus
I still enjoy what I am doing every day after almost 40 years in Adult Education and over 20 years as President of Caldwell. No two days are the same and disappointments are rare. I am grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.
The program at NC State gave me the skills, knowledge, and abilities to prepare me for a successful career in adult and community college education administration. I will be eternally grateful to the faculty and staff that steered and molded me for the very best opportunity to succeed. They helped our state build the best system of community colleges in the nation.
The lifelong friendships that I have forged with fellow students, faculty, and staff were the most enjoyable aspect of my time in the program. I remain in contact with with my NCSU extended family. If a student has a passion and commitment for Adult Education they can be assured of a career with many rewards and opportunities for lifelong changes.
Dr. Boham is a graduate of North Carolina State University with an undergraduate degree from East Carolina University. Prior to his appointment as president at CCCTI, he served as Vice President for Continuing Education at Wake Technical Community College and as Interim President for Mayland Community College. Dr. Boham was named Community College System President of the Year in 2003 and won the I.E. Ready Distinguished Graduate Award from N.C. State in 1998. Read More >