New president of Bladen Community College

BLADEN COUNTY -- The new president of Bladen Community College has been named, after nearly a year of searching.

The new president is Dr. William Findt.

He is a native of Indiana, but moved to North Carolina when he was in high school.

He earned degrees from Wake Forest and Appalachian State.

Findt has a long career in education, and most recently worked at Mitchell Community College in Statesville.

Findt replaces Dr. Darrell Page who announced his retirement in 2007, but agreed to stay on the job until a replacement was found.

Page will step down June 30.