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Keynote Speaker: Angeline Godwin
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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Angeline Godwin


Dr. Angeline Godwin

President at Patrick Henry Community College 


Dr. Angeline Godwin became the third president of Patrick Henry Community College on July 1, 2012.

Dr. Godwin holds an Associate's degree from Gulf Coast Community College in Florida, a Bachelor's degree from Troy State University in Alabama, a Master's degree in English from The University of Alabama, a master's degree in English Education as well as a Ph.D. in English from Florida State University and a doctorate of jurisprudence from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan.

Before coming to PHCC, Dr. Godwin's community college experience includes being President of Ashland Community and Technical College District in Kentucky, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Jackson State Community College in Tennessee, and the Director for the Center for Innovative Technologies at Enterprise State Community College in Alabama.  Her other higher education roles were Vice President of Research and Economic Development at the University of Southern Mississippi, and a technology developer, a public television executive producer and a writing professor at Michigan State University.

Dr. Godwin was the founding CEO and President of the Mississippi Technology Alliance, a statewide innovation-based economic development organization in Mississippi [now Innovate Mississippi Inc.] and the creator of its award-winning magazine Pointe Innovation.  She also served as the CEO and President of the Area Development Partnership, the economic development and chamber of commerce organization for a multi-county, multi-city region in south Mississippi. 

A serial entrepreneur, Dr. Godwin has started, owned and operated a number of retail, technology and service companies. 

In May 2015, Dr. Godwin was named one of the Most Influential Women in Virginia.  She currently serves on Board of Directors for the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship; the National Junior College Athletic Association as one of six presidential representatives; the Tennessee Valley Corridor Board and its affiliated Community College Consortium; the Memorial Hospital of Martinsville/Henry County; the Martinsville/Henry County Chamber Partnership for Economic Growth; and the Patrick County Educational Foundation.

In addition, appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe, she currently serves on the Virginia Manufacturing Development Commission, and was appointed in 2013 by the Virginia Senate to serve on the board of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.  She serves the Virginia Community College System on the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia [SCHEV] Advisory Council and the Council of Presidents [including presidents of all public colleges and universities in Virginia]; the VCCS Performance Funding Task Force and the VCCS Strategic Planning Task Force.

Dr. Godwin is a member of the Martinsville Rotary Club and the Martinsville Garden Club.  

She and her husband, Jim Hatten, a retired community college biology professor, and their Corgi, Princess Diana, reside in the area.  She loves teaching English classes here at PHCC, flowers, books, dulcimers, fine china, and southern gospel music. She spends her free time gardening, doing floral arrangements, reading, bargain shopping, writing songs, and enjoying " just being" with a good cup of coffee.








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