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President Contract Extension

Alderman Receives Contract Extension

Dr. Pamela L. Alderman, EdD, MSN, RN recently received a new three-year contract as President of Southern WV Community & Technical College. She has been President at Southern since May 11, 2020.

During her tenure as President, Dr. Alderman has been instrumental in introducing new programs, both academic and workforce development, growing existing ones, building a stronger partnership with the community, and increasing enrollment while most community colleges are experiencing a decline during the global pandemic.

She is the first alumni from Southern, and a registered professional nurse, to hold the position of President. Dr. Alderman has more than 45 years of experience in nursing and 35 years in higher education, which includes teaching at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree level, and higher education administration.

Her work experience includes 30 years at Southern in various faculty and administrative positions. Before returning to Southern, Dr. Alderman served for almost five years as Dean of the Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences, Chair of the Capito Department of Nursing, and Professor of Nursing at the University of Charleston, Charleston, West Virginia.

She has an extensive background in accreditation, curriculum development, grants, leadership, legislation, and regulation.

Dr. Alderman graduated from Southern West Virginia Community College in 1977 where she received an Associate of Science in Nursing and an Associate of Arts in General Studies. She graduated from West Virginia University in 1987 and in 1990 where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing. In 2012, she received her Doctor of Education with an area of emphasis in Leadership and Appalachian Studies from Marshall University.