W. David Pelham, Ed.D.

Dave Pelham is Managing Director, Foundation Relations at the National Student Clearinghouse.

Dr. Pelham has over 30 years of experience as a college and university faculty member, debate and speech coach and administrator, He served as the Director for Fujairah Men’s and Women’s Colleges in the United Arab Emirates, President of College of the Siskiyous and Cuesta College both in the California Community System.

Dave has served in other leadership positions as a faculty member, serving on the governing body for the National Debate Tournament; as a college vice president when he chaired the South Carolina Technical College chief instructional officers and as a college president when he served on the CEO Board of the California Community College League.  His commitment to service to his profession has been strong and consistent.  He was selected to be a member of the steering committee for the first doctoral program offered in the California State University System and served as the founding chair of the Northern California Rural Community College Association. 

He holds an AA degree in General Education from Brevard Community College, a BA in Individual Directions (Speech, Political Science and History) from Carson Newman College, a MA in Communications from Morehead State University and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida.  He also has further doctoral level preparation in Communication and Higher Education from Wayne State University and the University of Florida respectively.

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