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Phi Theta Kappa appoints Godwin to Presidential Advisory Board

JACKSON, MS – Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) has named Dr. Angeline Godwin, president of Patrick Henry Community College, to its Presidential Advisory Board.

Godwin joins 38 other college presidents from across the nation on the board and will provide input into the organization’s strategic plan, priorities and direction.

Advisory Board members advocate for Phi Theta Kappa, its members, and its mission; serve as liaisons between PTK headquarters and the college leaders in their states; and advise the Society’s Executive Director and other senior leaders.

"Phi Theta Kappa goes beyond recognition to serve as a pathway to student success and completion by providing scholarships and opportunities to its members for individual growth and development — work that would not be possible without the support of college presidents like Godwin," the press release stated.

The Presidential Advisory Board was established in 2015.

Godwin became the third president of Patrick Henry Community College in 2012.

Under her leadership, the college has seen an increase in high-demand programs and partnerships with area businesses and organizations.

Prior to joining PHCC, she ran a family-owned businesses in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Godwin previously served as vice president for research and development at the University of Southern Mississippi from 2002 to 2004 and as president and CEO of the Mississippi Technology Alliance and the Institute for Technology Development from 2000 to 2002.

She was president of the Ashland Community and Technical College in Kentucky from 1997 to 2000.

Godwin has also held administrative and teaching positions in Tennessee, Michigan, and Florida.

She is a first-generation college graduate with a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan and a Ph.D. in English from Florida State University.

She also holds two master’s degrees and a bachelor’s degree and an associate degree from Gulf Coast Community College in Florida.

Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders.

The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations.

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