TCL Welcomes new president Dr. Richard J. Gough
“The TCL Area Commission is proudly looking forward to have a scholar-practitioner of Dr. Gough’s caliber become the college President,” General Arthur E. Brown Jr., Chair of the TCL Area Commission, said. “Dr. Gough has clearly demonstrated extraordinary leadership skills in the U.S. Marine Corps, the private sector and higher education.”
“I’m excited about the opportunity to serve as TCL’s next president. Thanks to the Commission, faculty and staff for their vote of confidence. My wife and I look forward to joining the TCL family and to relocating to Beaufort in the near future,” Gough said.
Gough currently serves as the Executive Vice President at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, N.C. Prior to joining Sandhills Community College, Gough served as the Dean of Business and Administrative Services at Montgomery Community College in Troy, N.C. Before beginning his academic career, Gough served 25 years in the United States Marine Corps, where his primary duties were in aviation, logistics, and training and education. Following his military career, Gough worked for Global Services Corporation as Senior Program Manager.
Gough holds a Doctor of Education from East Carolina University, a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from Pepperdine University, a Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Finance and Systems Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from Michigan State University. He and his wife Judy, have three children and seven grandchildren.
Dr. Gina Mounfield will continue to serve as Interim President until Gough begins in January.