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Former President, Dr. Ken Boham, Awarded Emeritus Status

HUDSON, NC (November 27, 2018) — The Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute Board of Trustees recently approved President Emeritus status for former CCC&TI President Dr. Kenneth Boham.

Emeritus status is the highest honor bestowed on former CCC&TI employees. He was nominated by current CCC&TI President Dr. Mark Poarch, who said “Dr. Boham’s exemplary leadership as President for 21 years makes him very deserving of this honor. During his tenure as President at CCC&TI, Dr. Boham was a true champion of education.” 

Boham served as CCC&TI President from 1995 to 2016, when he retired after presiding over the largest growth in enrollment and facilities in the institution’s 54-year history. 

During his tenure, construction began on the Watauga Campus in Boone, two high schools were launched on the Caldwell Campus, buildings were constructed on the Caldwell Campus, the Transportation and Public Service campus was added in Hudson and CCC&TI experienced record enrollment growth. In 2016, the CCC&TI Board of Trustees dedicated K Building, one of several added to the Caldwell Campus during Boham’s presidency, in his honor and renamed it the “Kenneth A. Boham Building.”

Boham joins founding CCC&TI President, the late Dr. H. Edwin Beam, as one of two President Emeriti named during the college’s history.