Our Leadership

A community college education provides the skills and knowledge one needs to successfully compete in the workforce. Whether you are starting a new career or looking to improve job skills, Surry Community College stands ready to assist you.

– Dr. David R. Shockley
President, Surry Community College

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Surry Community College. The Board of Trustees meets at least 10 times a year, usually on campus. Trustees are responsible for acting on behalf of their fellow citizens and institutional founders as their individual consciences and best judgment dictate.

A governing board's fundamental responsibility is to chart the institution's course and ensure that the institution has the resources it needs to fulfill its mission. The board also has a unique fiduciary role in finance and budgeting, in endowment and investment management, and in preserving and expanding physical resources. In addition, the board ordinarily is called on to participate in fundraising activities.


  • The Board of Trustees members

    Mrs. Barbara H. Harrell – Elkin, NC

    Mrs. Pat W. Widdowson, Vice-Chair – Pilot Mountain, NC

    Mrs. Alice F. Connolly, Chair – Mount Airy, NC

    Mrs. Lynn W. Kennedy – Elkin, NC

    Mrs. Ginger G. Wilkins – Lowgap, NC

    Mrs. Deidre B. Rogers – Mount Airy, NC

    Mr. James M. "Jim" Lewis – Mount Airy, NC

    Mr. Edwin R. “Eddie” Harris – State Road, NC

    Mr. Wayne O. Atkins, P.E. – Dobson, NC

    Mr. Timothy A. "Tim" Dockery – Dobson, NC

    Mr. Floyd E. "Gene" Rees – Mount Airy, NC

    Mr. R. Edward "Ed" Carter – Yadkinville, NC

    Mr. George L. "Andy" Anderson, Jr – Yadkinville, NC

    Mrs. Cynthia “Cindy” B. McBride – Dobson, NC

    Mr. Thomas Harless, Student Trustee, Ex Officer
    Mr. Frederick G. Johnson, College Attorney
    Dr. David R. Shockley, President

President's Cabinet

Presidents Cabinet

The President’s Cabinet serves as the executive management team for the president to provide effective leadership for the college. The Cabinet serves to provide advice and counsel to the president, to prepare items for consideration and decision making, and to coordinate activities and work across divisions.


  • The Presidents Cabinet members

    Dr. Anne Hennis – Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness

    Dr. George Sappenfield – Vice President, Corporate and Continuing Education

    Dr. Jami Woods – Vice President, Academic Affairs

    Dr. David Shockley – President

    Dr. Candace Holder – Vice President, Technology Services

    Mr. Tony Martin – Vice President, Finance