Dr. Gordon G. Burns, Jr.
Interim President

Dr. Gordon Burns, GTCC Interim PresidentGuilford Technical Community College welcomes Dr. Gordon G. Burns, Jr. as Interim President of the College. Following Dr. Randy Parker’s retirement after eight successful years as President, the Board of Trustees is currently in the final stages of choosing the eighth president of GTCC.  Pending final approval from the North Carolina State Board of Community Colleges, Dr. Burns will serve in the role of Interim President from August 1, 2019 until the new president begins.

Dr. Burns’ career spans 46 years beginning with teaching full-time in public school settings while enrolled in graduate studies. He has served 36 years in the North Carolina Community College System beginning at Wilson Community College where he served as dean of continuing education and vice president of instruction, then Lenoir Community College as executive vice president, and retired as president of Wilkes Community College where he served for 18 years.

Following retirement, he served as interim president of Vance-Granville Community College in 2018-2019. GTCC will be his fifth community college home in North Carolina and the role is one he says he is humbled and honored to serve. 

“The ultimate compliment at the end of the period would be that we didn’t miss a beat and that the college continued on its planned journey,” shared Burns who describes his management style as “participatory.”

“I like to engage the trustees, staff, faculty and students in the life of the college, the decisions that are made, the planning that is done and the implementation of those plans,” he said. “I can honestly say that much of what was accomplished in my career was not accomplished by me. It was accomplished by the people with whom I worked as team members.”

Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Burns received his bachelor’s of science from Eastern Kentucky University and went on to the University of Missouri-Columbia where he earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in industrial education with support areas in educational administration and industrial management.

GTCC is the third largest community college in North Carolina and serves over 35,000 students annually and is recognized nationally for its work in student success and economic and workforce development.

Kathy Fair
Strategic Projects Coordinator for the President

Maria Colozzi
Executive Administrative Assistant

Financial Audits

Management Manual

College Administration

GTCC’s team of college administrators work closely with the President to insure the college is providing the best possible academic and support services for all students.

Dr. Beth Pitonzo
Senior Vice President of the College

Nancy Sollosi
Vice President of Business & Finance/CFO
Chief Title IX Officer

Kirby Moore
Vice President of Student Support Services, Interim

Martha Bergman
Associate Vice President of Corporate & Continuing Education

Angela Carter
Associate Vice President of Business & Finance/Controller

Dr. Chris Chafin
Associate Vice President of Student Support Services, Interim

Mitch Johnson
Associate Vice President of Facility Operations & Safety

Shelia May
Associate Vice President of Instruction

Ed Bowling
Executive Director of Completion and Performance

Cheryl Bryant-Shanks
Chief Human Resources Officer
Title IX Coordinator

Nancy Calkins
Executive Director of GTCC Foundation

Dr. Jacqueline Greenlee
Director of Organizational Development

Ron Horn
Chief Information Officer