T. Hampton Hopkins has been named president of the Carolinas College of Health Sciences, replacing Ellen Sheppard, who retires June 30 after 22 years with the college, 15 as president. Hopkins has served as dean of student affairs and enrollment management at the college since 2001 and will be the third president when he assumes the role June 12.
Hopkins has more than 22 years of experience in higher education in various student affairs leadership positions with the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Pellissippi State Technical Community College in Knoxville. While at Carolinas College, he has been instrumental in increasing student enrollment by 31 percent. Hopkins has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Winthrop University, a master’s degree in leadership studies from the University of Tennessee and a doctorate in educational leadership from UNC Charlotte.
Carolinas College of Health Sciences offers programs in medical laboratory science, nursing, radiation therapy, histology, radiologic technology and surgical technology as well as courses in the sciences and liberal arts and continuing education programs in professional skills and integrative medicine.
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