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Randolph Community College Acting President Elbert Lassiter (center) addresses RCC faculty, staff and members of the Board of Trustees in the Armadillo Café on the Asheboro Campus on Friday, Aug. 12.

RCC begins its 60th year

ASHEBORO —  Faculty, staff, and members of the Board of Trustees and the Foundation Board gathered in the Armadillo Café on the Asheboro Campus on Aug. 12 as Randolph Community College kicked off its 60th school year with a breakfast and convocation.

Board Chair Mac Sherrill provided words of welcome on behalf of the RCC Board of Trustees and introduced Acting President Elbert Lassiter.  Lassiter referenced that this was the first convocation in many years without the presence of former President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr., but that the College remained on firm footing with its commitment to its core values of community, employees, quality education, radical hospitality, and student success. 

“As we continue to work to operationalize those core values, we have some big projects ahead of us, including serving Toyota,” he said. “We also can’t forget the other 500-plus businesses in our area. We have to move forward with the same sense of urgency within the entire community.” 

Lassiter concluded his remarks by saying he had two prayers — one for the RCC Trustees as they navigate the presidential search process. “I also pray that all of you, as our faculty and staff, have what you need to continue to educate the citizens of Randolph County,” he said. “What you do every day makes a difference for all of the students we serve.” 

RCC started the Fall Semester on Aug. 15.