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Campus welcomes new vice president

​​​​​​Nash Community College faculty and staff attended a meet and greet event on January 5, 2022 welcoming new Vice President of Instruction and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Jay Sullivan.

Sullivan served previously as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Beaufort County Community College where he provided leadership for academic programs and oversight for degree programs, library services, distance learning, faculty professional development, dual enrollment programs and institutional effectiveness. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics and Mathematics at North Carolina State University. After receiving his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Theoretical Physics from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, he spent five years at Naval Research Lab within the Center for Computational Materials Science and the Chemistry Division working on diverse projects ranging from magnetic semiconductors to DNA-functionalized surfaces.

Nearly two decades of experience in higher education reflect Sullivan’s deeply held belief that every individual has value. Committed to being a part of each person’s story, he cites his favorite collegiate event as commencement and being able to celebrate alongside new graduates.​​​​

Dr. Sullivan can be reached at (252) 451-8372 or by email at