Owens Recognized by System Office for Work on Oversight Committee

Rick Owens portrait with American Flag in background.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College Vice President of Administrative Services Rick Owens was recognized this month for his work on a committee tasked with setting the 58-member N.C. Community College System’s information technology strategy and priorities.

During Tuesday’s PCC Board of Trustees meeting, President Lawrence Rouse announced the System Office had awarded Owens a certificate honoring his three years of service on its Information Technology Review Oversight Committee (IROC). Owens was an original member of the team, which was founded in 2017.

As part of its oversight of the community college system’s Information Technology Review Board, IROC members meet monthly to review current information technology projects, issues and requirements.

Owens, a Pitt County native, is a former PCC student and graduate of East Carolina University. He began working at Pitt in May 2006 as a systems administrator in the Administrative Computing Department. Two years later, he became Director of Infrastructure Services before serving as PCC’s Chief Information Officer and Assistant Vice President of Information Technology from 2010 to 2014. He assumed his current position in 2014.