Retiring Community College CEOs: Cameron

Lastname

Cameron 

CEO Name

Donald W. Cameron 

Photo

Donald W. Cameron 

Institution

Guilford Technical Community College 

State

North Carolina 

Years as CEO

20 

Retirement Date

7/1/2011 

Advice to CEOs

Advice to CEOs
• Purpose—Understand what you are all about.
• Passion—Without understanding your purpose, you will not have passion for your work.
• Persistence—When you get knocked down, get up.
• Patience—As Kenny Rogers said, “You have got to know when to hold them and when to fold them, when to walk away, and when to run.” All of that takes patience.
• Positive Attitude—Your attitude will determine your altitude.

Bio

Bio
Cameron became president of Guilford Technical Community College in 1991 after serving as its interim president. Over his career, he has worked as a high school teacher, director of continuing education at Central Carolina Community College, vice president for academic affairs at Spartanburg Technical College and as executive vice president of GTCC for nine years. As CEO, Cameron doubled the college’s budget, formed partnerships with local businesses and developed partnership with the local public K-12 schools.

Retirement Year

2011 
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