Bachelor of Science in English and History, East Carolina U., 1964; Master of Arts in History and School Administration, East Carolina U., 1965; postgraduate, North Carolina State University, 1971, 84; graduate Continuing Edition and Community Service Administration Program, Michigan State University, 1971; Doctor of Education in Higher Edition and Cmty. College Administration, Duke U., 1976.
Instructor, graduate assistant, East Carolina U., Greenville, North Carolina, 1964-1965;
stockbroker, Interstate Securities Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1968-1970;
dean continuing education, Lenoir Community College, Kinston, North Carolina, 1970-1975;
president, Sampson Technology College, Clinton, North Carolina, 1975-1980;
president, Wake Technology Community College, Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1980. Adjunct Professor Department Adult and Community College Education, North Carolina State University, since 1982, general advanced.com., 1982. Member Wake County-Raleigh Private Industry Council, 1983-1994, Raleigh Economics Development Roundtable, since 1984, member Executive Committee.
Advisory North Carolina government agys., Wake Company Communities in Schools, since 1990. Advisory Center Carolina Consortium, 1993-1997, president, 1996-1997. Member numerous educational commissions and task forces.
Chairman Crescent State Bank.
Member Lenoir County Schools Vocational Advisory committee, 1972-1975, Economic Development Committee, Fuguay-Varina. Board directors Lenoir County Heart Fund, 1972, Lenoir County Fair Association, 1970, Branch Banking & Trust Company, Cary, North Carolina, 1980-1998. Chairman board directors Crescent Finance Corporation, since 1998.
Member Wake County Interagy. Coordinator Council, 1981. Membership committee North Carolina Literature and History Association, 1978.
Member administrative board Westminster United Methodist Church, 1973-1976. Active First United Methodist Church, Clinton, 1977-1981, chairman administrative board, 1978-1980, White Plains, since 1981, trustee, since 1997. Member of North Carolina Association Colleges and Universities (governmental agencies liaison committee 1983-1990, president 1993), American Numismatic Association, National Genealogical Society, North Carolina Employees Association, North Carolina Association Public Community College President (committee member, president 1986-1987), North Carolina Community College Adult Education Association, Southern Association Colleges and Schools (evaluation committee 1982, 1990, 1992-1994), National Council Resource Development, American Council on Education, American Council on Education, Rotary (Cary president 1999—2000), Executives Club of Raleigh (president 1996-1998), Cary Chamber of Commerce (economic development com since 1983, education task force committee since 1987, board directors since 2001, chair education committee since 2002), Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce (advisory committee manpower resource development program 1980, leadership round table since 1983, higher education roundtable since 1986), Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1987-1990), Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Delta Kappa.
Married Mable Lea Smith, August 22, 1965. Children: Bruce Inman Junior, Virginia Lea.