Anderson moves to BCCCPublished 10:44pm Monday, June 24, 2013
Rick Anderson said farewell to 11 years at Southside High School this month. The former principal will be Beaufort County Community College’s new vice president of student services.
“I feel that it is time for me to move on and further my career and be able to be at home with my family more,” he said in a farewell address posted on the school’s website.
Anderson said Monday he would miss Beaufort County Schools.
“I’m gonna miss the kids and the great faculty that I’ve worked with,” he said. “I’ve been blessed to work with great kids, great teachers and great faculty. It’s hard to leave something like that.”
Anderson will start his new position July 1. He said he would focus on building relationships with the school systems BCCC serves and attracting more students to the college.
“I’m looking forward to a change,” he said. “I’ve been in the school system for 20 years and it’s going to be a different experience.”
Anderson predicted he would see a lot of familiar faces in his new post. His tenure with Beaufort County Schools included time Northside and Washington high schools.
Anderson’s position at Southside has not yet been filled.