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Patrena Benton Elliott

Dr. Patrena Benton Elliott is the sixth (and first female) President of Halifax Community College. Prior to this appointment, she served as Vice President and Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officer at Robeson Community
College in Lumberton, NC. Elliott earned a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.S. in Adult Education and a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from North Carolina A&T State University. As a lifelong learner, she also holds Higher Education/Leadership Certificates from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, Leadership Raleigh, Hampton University, and the University of North
Carolina System.

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