CCL alum Dr. Milan Hayward named President of Pierpont Community and Technical College

Dr. Milan Hayward head shot

Dr. Milan Hayward (CCL Ph.D. ’12) is the new President of Pierpont Community & Technical College in Fairmont, West Virginia.

As reported by WVNews:

Hayward, who has been vice president of Virginia Western Community College’s School of Career and Corporate Training for the past six years, is set to begin working in his new role in mid-June.

During a candidate forum for the position of President, Hayward stated

he is against what he called the “illusion of inclusion,” saying the faculty’s opinions would be taken seriously if he were to become Pierpont’s president. Hayward said he is unique in that he leads with kindness and love at his core. “My motivation is love. I’ve had the opportunity to learn and develop patience to a level that I didn’t have seven years ago. … I look less frequently at a performance issue as a shortcoming in an individual these days. I’m more apt to look at the environment in which that individual operates, the support they receive, the vision that’s been shared with them and their understanding of their value and what we do in this institution.”

Congratulations, Dr. Hayward!