Richard B. Pagan has accepted the position of vice president for academic affairs at New River Community and Technical College.
Pagan comes to New River CTC most recently from the National Aviation Academy of New England, Bedford, MA, where he served as the senior vice president and campus director. He previously served as aerospace engineering faculty at North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, division chair for Guilford Technical Community College, NC, and as faculty at Fairmont State College/Pierpont Community and Technical College.
A graduate of the Community College of the Air Force with a degree in military science and occupational instruction, Pagan earned a bachelor’s degree in general education from Liberty University, a master’s in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a doctorate in higher educational leadership from West Virginia University. In addition to his higher education experience, Pagan retired from the military after 20 years of active service.
New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).