Ralls will succeed the retiring President Martin Lancaster on May 1, but he will report to work at the Raleigh headquarters April 1 as president-elect, Jane Stancill reports. Ralls is now president of Craven Community College in New Bern.
He told community college system board members this morning that the "Four C's" will guide his 100 days in office—community, collaboration, connection and change.
He also talked about the need for more state resources for the colleges as Baby Boomers retire and workforce needs evolve. And he emphasized how important it is to work with other education agencies, particularly the UNC system.