Welcome! Read about College of The Albemarle’s (COA) leadership team.
Dr. Jack Bagwell, President
Dr. Jack Bagwell formally served as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Piedmont Technical College (PTC) in Greenwood, South Carolina. In his role at PTC, he directly supervised three associate vice presidents and five deans. His areas of responsibility included academic programming; economic development and continuing education; institutional assessment and compliance; and oversight of the college’s six-county campuses.
Dr. Bagwell earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology from Winthrop University and completed his Ph.D. in educational studies with a specialization in educational leadership and higher education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
In his 28 years as a community college educator, he has amassed a broad experience set through the positions held within the colleges he has served and through service to the communities in which the colleges are located.
Dr. Bagwell and his wife Leigh Ann have three children and one grandchild.
Dr. Evonne Carter
Dr. Evonne Carter joined COA in 2013.
Dr. Carter has worked in higher education for more than three decades as an Instructor, Curriculum Coordinator, Director, Dean and Campus Vice President. Currently, as the Vice President of Learning at COA, she oversees the smooth functioning and high quality of all the college’s academic programs, student academic support services and educational offerings in Curriculum and Continuing Education. She also oversees the Office of Planning, Research and Effectiveness. She is a proponent of Continuous Quality Improvement, data-informed decision making and stakeholder involvement.
Dr. Carter earned her PhD and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and her bachelor’s degree from Carroll University in Wisconsin.
Lynn Hurdle-Winslow joined COA in 1988.
She has served the college in various roles on multiple campus locations during her 28 years of service. Hurdle-Winslow currently serves as the Vice President of Student Success and Enrollment Management. Prior to this promotion, she served as the dean of the Edenton-Chowan Campus for 19 years. Hurdle-Winslow has worked in student services, continuing education and basic skills. She has also served as interim dean of the Dare County Campus.
Hurdle-Winslow earned her BA from East Carolina University (ECU) with a major in Sociology and a minor in Political Science. She earned her MAEd from North Carolina State University in Counselor Education with a concentration in Student Personnel Work in Higher Education. She has post-graduate course work in Educational Leadership from ECU.
Hurdle-Winslow and her husband, Mark, live in Hertford and have one daughter, Ali, who lives in Greenville, North Carolina.
Tim Sweeney serves as dean at COA – Dare.
Sweeney graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Administration and Supervision.
He previously served as the Director of College and Career Readiness at COA. He has been with COA since 2011 after a 36-year career as a high school principal in Newport News, Virginia.
He and his wife Claudia have two children and five grandchildren. They reside in Southern Shores, North Carolina.