Council set to retire from RCC

McInnis: “He is leaving RCC a much better place than when he arrived.”

HAMLET — Bill Council, dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Accountability at Richmond Community College, will be calling it a career at the end of January after 12 years at the college.

Prior to coming to RCC, Council, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, served more than 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Army, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He also served several years in private industry. At RCC, Council was over the college’s foundation before moving into institutional effectiveness in 2010. Council oversaw RCC’s recent re-accreditation efforts in addition to his office’s planning, research and grant initiatives.

Submitted photo RCC President Dr. Dale McInnis (left) presents Bill Council with a plaque commemorating his retirement from the college.

Submitted photo
RCC President Dr. Dale McInnis (left) presents Bill Council with a plaque commemorating his retirement from the college.

“Bill’s contributions to RCC can not be understated,” said RCC President Dr. Dale McInnis. “Both in development and institutional effectiveness, he has approached his job with tenacity and energy. His efforts were instrumental in raising the funds to build the Grimsley Health Sciences Building and he has opened up a multitude of grant opportunities to help the College grow.

“He is leaving RCC a much better place than when he arrived.”

Longtime trustee Bert Unger echoed McInnis’s sentiment.

“Bill brought a lot of class to the College,” said Unger during a reception in Council’s honor Wednesday at RCC. “From the way he dressed to the way he carried himself and spoke, Bill always represented RCC and the RCC Foundation well. He was very dependable and we will miss him greatly.”

Council took a moment during the reception to reflect on his time at RCC.

“I have been fortunate to have had good colleagues during my time here,” said Council to the approximately 40 faculty and staff members and current and former trustees and foundation directors in attendance. “I value my time here and as I have moved toward retirement I realized how much I have learned at RCC over the past 12 years.”

In retirement, Council plans on spending more time with his family and grandchildren.

“I look forward to having the time to do some of the things that I have always wanted to do,” Council said.

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