A MESSAGE FROM OUR INTERIM PRESIDENT
DR. ANTHONY HANCOCK
When you walk on Pierpont Community & Technical College's campus, one of the first things you notice is the students, faculty, and staff's infectious spirit. A spirit that stimulates a student-centric teaching and learning environment - a transformative learning experience that delivers on the premise that knowledge is a powerful remedy during uncertain times.
Since the establishment of Pierpont as an independently accredited institution in 2008, charged by the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical Education and the Pierpont's Board of Governors to meet the community's growing workforce and educational needs, Pierpont has earned many constituents' trust. Each day, the colleges' incredible faculty and staff work together to reach the important goal of student success. As Interim President, my job is to ensure every student who seeks an education is given ample opportunities to be successful.
In the 21st century, the world is changing more rapidly than ever before. All of us at Pierpont: faculty, staff, and administration, are here to serve you as our desire is to facilitate your human potential. Our focus expands not only to degree-seeking students who intend to transfer to a four-year university but also to students seeking job training, self-enrichment, and professional development. On average, Pierpont serves about 2,000 students each semester, and we are well-positioned to meet industry expectations and demands of a skilled workforce in North Central West Virginia.
With purpose and clarity, a collaborative learning culture, and a focus on results, the faculty, staff, and administration of Pierpont commit to our students' success. Our Mission and Vision demonstrate our commitment, and our Strategic Plan is evident of our commitment.
I welcome you to explore the educational possibilities we offer. Our clear educational pathways empower students to complete certificates and degrees that have a positive generational impact on families, support the region's economic growth, and contribute to our students' economic mobility.
I am honored to serve you, the institution, and the community.
Anthony Hancock, Ph.D.