PDCCC names vice president, deans

Published 10:49 am Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Franklin Campus Dean Dr. Joe Edenfield has been selected vice president of Financial and Administrative Services at Paul D. Camp Community College. Trina Jones, left, and Renee Felts will serve as interim deans. SUBMITTED/WENDY HARRISON

FRANKLIN—Paul D. Camp Community College has named Dr. Joe Edenfield of Franklin vice president of Financial and Administrative Services.

Edenfield replaces Pete Parker, who retired in 2009. He has served as assistant professor and dean since 2004 and will assume the new duties July 1.

Edenfield earned his doctorate of philosophy in community college leadership from Old Dominion University. He holds a master’s degree in accountancy with emphasis on taxation from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina.

Edenfield was working at Patrick Henry Community College when he accepted the job at PDCCC. He moved to Franklin with his wife, Kristy, and children, Christian and Hayden.

“Dr. Edenfield is well qualified for these increased responsibilities and leadership challenges,” said PDCCC President Dr. Paul Conco. “His teaching skill, dean’s experience, formal education and CPA all prepare him for success in the role as vice president for Financial and Administrative Services.”

Edenfield’s current position will be shared by Renee Felts and Trina Jones for one year.

Felts, professor of information systems technology and a faculty member since 2001, will be serve as acting dean for academic functions.

She received the 2009 Excellence in Education Award, which required nomination from her peers. Felts serves on three state committees, and at PDCCC, has served as Faculty Association president since 2008.

She earned her master’s degree at Old Dominion University and is working on a doctorate in higher education leadership at North Central University.

Felts lives in Courtland with her husband, Michael. They are the parents of Hillary Drake Brock and Taylor Morgan Felts.

Jones will serve as acting dean and handle student service functions. An instructor and professional counselor, she has been with PDCCC since 2007.

Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in general business with an emphasis in marketing in May 2000 and a master of arts degree in urban education: guidance and counseling. Both degrees were attained at Norfolk State University.

Jones also serves as co-advisor of the Omega Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at PDCCC and helps coordinate student activities.

She is an associate minister at Palm Tree Baptist Church in Suffolk and the author of the book, “Walking in My Calling.”

Jones lives in Suffolk with her husband, Ronald. They are the parents of Travis and Gabrielle.

“We are grateful that they have accepted these challenges and opportunities,” Conco said. “They have proven themselves great advocates of our students and competent in their professions.”

The college also will hire a part-time student activities coordinator to help support the counselors.