Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s President, Dr. Kenneth A. Boham, will lead the Foundation’s 2016 Annual Fund Drive Campaign.
Boham was on hand for the Foundation’s Annual Fund Drive’s Faculty/Staff kickoff on Feb. 3 where Foundation Board Chair Peg Broyhill announced that he will serve as Chairman of this year’s campaign.
“We are especially honored this year to have Dr. Boham chair our campaign because of his excellent leadership to the college and his tremendous support of the Foundation over the last 21 years,” said Broyhill. “His first-hand knowledge of college needs has been invaluable in guiding the Foundation and ensuring student success. We look forward to the 2016 Annual Fund under Dr. Boham’s leadership.”
Boham expressed to those in attendance both his passion for the institution and his excitement to lead the campaign. “CCC&TI is a great institution of its own merit but it is the work of the Foundation that makes CCC&TI an excellent institution,” said Boham. “We need to continue to set the bar high and continue our tradition of excellence for our students and the community. I am honored to lead this campaign and help provide more opportunities for more students.”
Boham, who announced his retirement from CCC&TI earlier this year, will step down from his role at president of the college in June, a post he has held since 1995. During his tenure, he has seen phenomenal growth in both student population, as well as facilities. Boham is a graduate of North Carolina State University with an undergraduate degree from East Carolina University. Prior to his appointment as president at CCC&TI, Boham served as Vice President for Continuing Education at Wake Technical Community College and as interim president for Mayland Community College. Boham was named Community College System President of the Year in 2003 and won the I.E. Ready Distinguished Graduate Award from N.C. State in 1998. Other honors include: CCB’s Golden Apple Award in 2002, the Caldwell Economic Development Commission’s Herman Anderson Award and the Caldwell Chamber Visionary Award in 2006.
Originally from Northampton County, Dr. Boham and his wife Betty are long-term residents of Lenoir and have two children, Stephen and Chelsea.
For more information on the Foundation of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute or to make a donation to the Annual Fund Drive, go to www.cccti.edu/foundation or call 828-726-2260.