Dr. Kimberly Gold named 5th President of Robeson Community College
The State Board of Community Colleges voted on Friday to confirm the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Gold as the 5th president of Robeson Community College. Dr. Gold’s name was submitted to the state board last month by the college’s local board of trustees after a national search to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Dr. Pamela Hilbert in June of this year.
The national search, coordinated by Hockaday-Hartford Consulting, LLC, produced 30 applicants for the position. After viewing video presentations of the applicants the local board selected six to invite to campus for interviews with the board and discussions with faculty, staff and community leaders. The local board selected Dr. Gold as their choice to lead the college and her name was submitted to the state board for approval.
Dr. Gold currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Office at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, NC, which serves Rutherfordton and Polk counties. She has worked at Isothermal Community College since 1995 and has held her current position since 2014. Prior to that appointment, Dr. Gold was the Vice President for Academic and Student Services (2008-14), Dean of the Business Sciences (2005-08), and faculty member from 1996 to 2005. Dr. Gold also taught at Montreat College and worked as a Production Manager for American Greetings for two years. Dr. Gold has been very involved in her community in a number of civic service groups and participated in Leadership North Carolina.
Dr. Gold earned degrees in Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (1987), Masters of Business Administration from Western Carolina (1995), Educational Specialist (2004) and Doctorate in Education (2007) from Appalachian State University.
Walter Dalton, President of Isothermal Community College issued a statement saying, “I am very proud of Dr. Kim Gold. She has long been one of Isothermal Community College’s greatest assets. We will miss her strong, deliberate leadership and her wise counsel. On a personal note, I will miss her friendship, kindness and sense of humor.”