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CFCC board swears in new member, reappoints another

Dr. Marc Sosne

WILMINGTON — A new member was sworn into the Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees this week, as another was appointed to serve a second term.

Dr. Marc Sosne and Bruce Shell were sworn in at CFCC’s May 18 meeting. Both were appointed by the New Hanover County Board of Education and will serve until June 2027.

Sosne is a lifelong educator who began his career in Rochester, NY in 1972 and was promoted to principal of an elementary school at age 26. He remained a school administrator for the next 40 years, spending 23 of them as superintendent.

He served as assistant superintendent and interim superintendent for New Hanover County Schools from 1990 to 1995. From 1996 to 2004, Sosne was superintendent of Pender County Schools.

He also served as superintendent in residence at UNCW for three years, where he directed the masters in school administration program.

“We are thrilled to welcome our newest trustee to the board,” CFCC President Jim Morton said in a press release. “Dr. Sosne’s wealth of experience and dedication to education will undoubtedly enrich our community college and help us continue to provide high-quality education to our students.”

Bruce Shell

Bruce Shell was reappointed to the board of trustees this week as well.

An official with New Hanover County for 25 years, Shell served as finance director and internal auditor. He served seven years as the county manager, leaving his position in 2012. The following year he was appointed the interim town manager for Carolina Beach and served a four-year term with the New Hanover County Board of Education from 2014 to 2018.

“We are excited to have the continued leadership of Bruce Shell on the Board of Trustees,” Morton said in a release. “His dedication and commitment to advancing higher education in our community have been invaluable assets. With his guidance, we are confident that CFCC will continue to thrive and catalyze positive change in our community.”

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