Dr. Lawrence Rouse Becomes Fifth President in PCC History

Dr. Lawrence Rouse, PCC President

WINTERVILLE—Dr. Lawrence Rouse began his duties as president of Pitt Community College this morning.

A South Carolina native, Rouse brings more than 36 years of experience in community college administration to PCC. He joins Pitt from James Sprunt Community College, where he served as president and CEO for 13 years.

PCC Trustees selected Rouse to replace the now retired G. Dennis Massey as president at the conclusion of a national search earlier this year. The State Board of Community Colleges made it official during its regularly-scheduled meeting on May 18.

Rouse is only the fifth president in PCC’s 57-year history, along with Lloyd Spaulding, William Fulford, Charles Russell and Massey.

Pitt, which serves more than 23,000 students in credit and non-credit programs annually, is currently North Carolina’s sixth-largest community college in terms of student credit hours.