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Leadership Team


Robert Wynegar

Dr. Robert Wynegar

Dr. Robert Wynegar previously served as the Vice President of Academic and Student affairs at Western Nevada College, where he provided strategic direction and operational support for the institution and led the creation of associate degree and certificate programs to support an emerging industrial base in rural northern Nevada.

He previously served as Dean of Associate of Arts at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, and as Dean of Math and Sciences at Darton College in Albany, Georgia. His career in higher education began at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he was a faculty member and Director of Developmental Mathematics. He has a proven record of creating programs that improve student access and success, particularly among traditionally underrepresented populations. He is well versed in fiscal affairs, with an extensive history of successful budget management and more than $26 million in external funding.

He holds a BS and MS in Mathematics from Tennessee Technological University, a MS in Industrial Engineering from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from Valdosta State University. As a first-generation college student, Dr. Wynegar has drawn upon personal experiences from almost 30 years in higher education to craft a leadership style that is inclusive, supportive and transparent, while emphasizing student success, faculty and staff development, and the community the college serves.

Dr. Evonne Carter

Dr. Evonne Carter joined College of The Albemarle (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

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.

Timothy Sweeney

Tim Sweeney serves as dean on COA’s Dare County Campus.

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 Basic and Transitional Studies 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.

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