Community leader and long-time South Piedmont Community College advocate Julie Sikes has been named the college’s Vice President of Institutional Advancement. In her new role, Sikes will lead the SPCC Foundation as well as oversee its Marketing, Institutional Effectiveness, and Alumni Relations efforts.
Before coming to the college, Sikes promoted SPCC through her role as the Chair of Resource Generation for the college’s Foundation Board, which helped the college secure significant funding for a variety of important initiatives.
“Ms. Sikes is a well-respected, competent, gracious, and professional leader in our community, and we are so very blessed to have her join our team,” SPCC President Dr. Maria Pharr said in making the announcement.
Sikes, who most recently served as Human Resources Director for Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company, has also been a strong community leader, serving as a United Way Cabinet Member, a Campaign Liaison for United Way of the Central Carolinas, and as a Board Member for both the Union County Hospice and the Union County Chamber of Commerce. Her experience in senior administrative roles extends back to 1994 and across several companies, including Edwards Wood Products in Marshville, Neal Enterprises in Pageland and Union, S.C., and PaperWorks Packaging Group located throughout the U.S. and Canada.