Two finalists have been certified by the State Board for Community Colleges for the position of president at Rappahannock Community College. Dr. Shannon L. Kennedy of Shelby, North Carolina, and Dr. Mellissia M. Zanjani of Burlington Township, New Jersey, were chosen among 70 applicants from across the nation.
Kennedy has nearly 25 years of higher education experience and is a former television journalist, acc-
ording to an RCC release. She began her career at Gardner-Webb University, in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, in 1996 as a public relations assistant. She later worked at the college as an adjunct English professor and director of Foundation and Corporate Relations.
In 2000, she moved to Cleveland Community College, in Shelby, North Carolina to become the director of public relations and grants development. There, Kennedy has been promoted several times to positions including associate dean, dean, executive vice president of Instruction and Student Development, and to execut...
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