Scott Ralls

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Dr. R. Scott Ralls is the president of Northern Virginia Community College.[1] He was selected on Dec. 6, 2007 as president of the North Carolina Community College System (starting May 1, 2008), to succeed Martin Lancaster, and resigned in 2015 to accept the position at Northern Virginia. Ralls was the president of Craven Community College from 2002 through 2008.

Ralls was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, the son of a Methodist minister. He obtained a B.S. in Industrial Relations and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a Master of Arts, Industrial /Organizational Psychology, both from the University of Maryland.

Prior to becoming the president of Craven Community College, he was the vice president for Economic and Workforce Development at the NC Community College System Office, director of Economic Development at the System Office, and a director at the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Preceded by
Martin Lancaster
President, North Carolina Community College System
Succeeded by
Jimmie Williamson (president-elect)
George Fouts, interim (2015-16)