Mark Faithful Hired as Dean of CIT Division
By Rob Goldberg Jr.
PCC Media Relations Director
WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College has hired long-time educator Mark Faithful to serve as dean of the Construction and Industrial Technology (CIT) Division.
Faithful, a Scotland Neck native, replaces Van Madray, who resigned from PCC earlier this year. As CIT dean, he will be responsible for providing leadership to 13 departments, ensuring those programs are meeting the community’s educational needs, and developing new initiatives and programs that support Pitt County and its economy.
“The programs within CIT have, or can have, an immediate impact on both the student and our economy.” Faithful said. “We are able to provide skill sets to our students that allow them to enter the workforce while earning a competitive salary within a relatively short period of time.”
Faithful says his immediate goal as dean is to develop relationships with faculty and staff within the CIT division and the college as a whole. Another priority, he says, is to seek and build relationships with community partners, including Pitt County Schools, local business and industry, and area economic development organizations.
“Mr. Faithful is an experienced and accomplished professional educator with nearly 20 years of experience in the N.C. Community College System and with a proven ability to lead and manage large programs,” said PCC Vice President of Academic Affairs Thomas Gould. “We are fortunate to have someone with his management capabilities and leadership experience. He will be an outstanding addition to the PCC community.”
Faithful joins PCC after spending the previous year with Edgecombe Community College as dean of corporate and community development. All told, he has more than 30 years of experience as an educator, having spent most of that time with Craven Community College, where he served in various capacities from 1993-2012.
The 57-year-old Faithful began his educational career at Hobgood Academy in 1982, after receiving a bachelor’s degree in physical education from East Carolina University. His professional resume includes work at College of the Albemarle, Barton College, Roanoke Rapids City Schools and ECU, where also he completed a Master’s in Education in 1986.
Mark and his wife, Sherry, who is a community college English instructor, have two children: a daughter, Lindsey, who graduated from ECU in 2012, and a son, Hunter, who is a rising senior at Croatan High School.
Faithful says he enjoys boating and fishing when he is away from work.