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Mayo Is New Public Services/Fine Arts Dean

Dr. Dan MayoWINTERVILLE—Following a national search, Pitt Community College’s Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Dan Mayo dean of the college’s Public Services and Fine Arts Division. He will take over his new role July 1.

“Dr. Mayo was highly recommended by the search committee after his six years as assistant vice president at Pitt,” PCC President G. Dennis Massey said. “He is very committed to student success, especially in the important departments in this division, and he will be a strong leader of faculty.

“It is very heartening to see one of our own successfully compete with a strong pool of candidates. Pitt will continue to benefit from his talents and commitment.”

Mayo said he was looking forward to the opportunities and challenges associated with his new position. He said he will continue strengthening and expanding current programs within his division and plans to develop new programs in the fine arts.

Mayo will oversee all aspects of the recently reorganized division. PCC’s Public Services and Fine Arts Division now includes Paralegal Studies, Criminal Justice, Basic Law Enforcement Training, Human Services Technology, Early Childhood Education, and Graphic Design and Fine Arts.

Prior to his new position, Mayo had served as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs since 2005. He has held previous positions in Student Development Services at the college.

Mayo was awarded a doctorate in education from East Carolina University in 2010. He earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Troy State University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from N.C. State University in 1984.

Prior to beginning his career in higher education, Mayo served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator. He is a Greenville native and a 1980 graduate of J.H. Rose High School.