Veteran administrator Greg Hodges chosen for presidency at Patrick Henry Community College

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Dr. Greg Hodges has been selected as president at Patrick Henry Community College, succeeding Dr. Angeline Godwin in the post July 1.

The announcement came Friday, following a national search that considered more than sixty candidates.

James (Greg) Hodges

Dr. James “Greg” Hodges

“Greg is an impressive higher education leader who has earned a reputation for hard work and focusing on the people, businesses, and communities that our colleges serve,” said VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois. “He’s gained impressive experience across different parts of the college and I believe he’s ready to lead this institution forward.”

Dr. Hodges has held a number of teaching and administrative leadership posts at PHCC since 2004.

Hodges earned his bachelor’s degree at the College of William & Mary. He holds two master’s degrees, one from Bethany Theological Seminary and the other from the University of Phoenix. He earned his doctorate from Trident University International.

Hodges will succeed Dr. Angeline Godwin, who is retiring after serving nine years as the college’s president. The State Board for Community Colleges honored Godwin during its May meeting, naming her president emeritus of PHCC.

Angeline Godwin

Dr. Angeline Godwin

Dr. Godwin also won high marks from the PHCC local advisory board, and the board of supervisors of Henry County, one of the localities served by PHCC.

“Serving as your president has been the greatest honor of my life,” she told the local college board. Henry County supervisors passed a resolution praising Godwin for her successful efforts to boost economic development in the Martinsville region.

Godwin said the home she left in Mississippi when she was hired to take the helm at PHCC would become her home again once she retires.

“If you’re ever in South Mississippi, there will be a strong pot of coffee, the sweetest tea and a porch full of rocking chairs and swings,” Godwin said. “You’re welcome anytime.”

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