The Board of Trustees of Isothermal Communuty College has named Walter Dalton as the next President of the college.
Dalton was North Carolina’s lieutenant governor until recently. In the November 2012 election, he was the state’s Democratic candidate for governor. Currently, he is teaching at Gardner-Webb University and serves as special assistant to GWU’s president. Dalton is an attorney who served in the North Carolina Senate from 1996 to 2007. He has served on the State Board of Education, the State Board of Community Colleges and the North Carolina Economic Development Board. He chaired the Senate Education and Appropriations committees. He is a former chair of the Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees. He earned his Juris Doctorate and a B.S. in Business Adminstration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dalton will replace Dr. Myra Johnson, who is retiring after nearly six years in the position and a 33-year career in the community college system.