PRCC board makes Breerwood president-elect

PRCC board makes Breerwood president-elect

POPLARVILLE, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from Pearl River Community College

The Pearl River Community College Board of Trustees has designated Dr. Adam Breerwood president-elect of the two-year college, to succeed PRCC President William Lewis upon his retirement.Breerwood, 40, serves as vice president for the Poplarville Campus and Hancock Center.

He has been affiliated with PRCC as an employee since 1997 when he was hired as assistant baseball coach and previously played baseball at The River in 1994 and 1995.

The board voted to approve the move Tuesday during its monthly meeting.

"Dr. Breerwood has demonstrated the leadership abilities that the board feels are necessary to assure that Pearl River Community College continues to grow and be successful," said Dale Purvis, chairman of the board of trustees.

"Electing Dr. Breerwood to this position assures the college of a smooth transition when Dr. Lewis retires."

Dr. Lewis, whose contract runs through June, 2016, has not announced retirement plans.

The PRCC Board of Trustees selected Dr. Lewis to become the College's 10th president, effective July 1, 2000. Since his appointment, Pearl River has experienced a significant growth in enrollment, developed a national reputation for excellence in teaching and learning, produced a national championship in football, and is widely recognized for the high quality of its arts programs.