Carver Honored by City of Rocky Mount


Nash Community College president, Dr. Bill Carver, was recognized on Monday, August 26, 2019 at the Rocky Mount City Council Meeting for his contributions to the college and community. Carver has served at NCC for 32 years.

Rocky Mount Mayor David Combs issued a resolution of appreciation stating, “Under his leadership, the college experienced sustained enrollment growth and expanded its footprint modernizing instructional spaces and delivery.” Mayor Combs cited Dr. Carver’s key accomplishments including being an early advocate for the early college concept, implementing fundamental education redesign in math, reading and english, opening four new buildings, supporting college teams resulting in national ranking for a digital campus, and his strong partnerships with business and industry.

Bill Carver began his career at NCC as an Engineering and Business Instructor in 1982. He left only for a few years to serve in a supervisory role with Burlington Industries, returning to NCC full-time in 1987 to lead the Small Business Center. He quickly moved up the ranks from Director to Dean, later becoming Vice President of Instruction in 1999. Following six years as Vice President, Carver was named the college’s fourth president.

As President, he has established a reputation for positioning and advancing Nash Community College as a known brand throughout the state.

Dr. Carver will retire at the end of October.

Pictured from left: Dr. Bill Carver, Nash Community College President; David Combs, Rocky Mount Mayor; Rochelle Small-Toney, Rocky Mount City Manager.