Dr. Wallace officially becomes NCTC’s 11th president

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Dr. Brent Wallace was officially hired as the next President of North Central Texas College by a unanimous vote of the college’s regents Thursday.

Dr. Wallace will take over for retiring President Dr. Eddie Hadlock effective Aug. 1. The contract is for three years at a salary of $163,000.

Also at Thursday’s meeting, regents approved a voluntary retirement agreement for Dr. Hadlock, who has been the NCTC President for the last 10 years and has worked at the college for 40 years. His retirement will be effective on Aug. 31.

Dr. Wallace is currently the Vice-President of Instruction and Chief Academic Officer at NCTC. He will become the 11th President of NCTC, which was established in 1924.

In other action Thursday, regents voted to terminate the contract with PBK Architects for architectural services related to the Health Sciences Center, Career Technology Center addition, parking lot and miscellaneous renovations at the college’s Gainesville campus. According to the motion, NCTC will terminate the contract “for owner’s convenience and without cause based on a statement by PBK representative Mr. Baggio that there will be no termination expenses and that the college will continue to have use of its non-exclusive licenses to use the architect’s instruments of service including all AutoCad drawings, specifications, project manuals, and meeting minutes for the project.” The motion passed 5-0.

Regent Dave Flusche, who chaired the meeting in the absence of Board President Bill Ledbetter who was unable to attend, appointed fellow regents Patsy Wilson, Karla Metzler and Richard Haayen to help establish institutional priorities in advance of a meeting with the Denton County Foundation and Legislative Committee.

Board members Bill Ledbetter and Matt Chalmers were unable to attend.