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Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County (BGCSLC) ends their year on a high note by switching Dr. Pamela Blake Welmon’s role as a board member to Chief Operating Officer effective in January 2022.
Dr. Welmon, most recently Vice President of Applied Science and Technology at Indian River State College, has been at the forefront leading career, workforce, and technology education programs for more than 20 years.
“This is a perfect fit for me to come in while the Club is experiencing a growth spurt of all ages with special attention for teens in the workforce readiness programs,” said Dr. Welmon.
Dr. Welmon’s role with BGCSLC will include developing and implementing strategies, procedures, and business plans to enhance organizational growth as well as cultivating and providing opportunities for rising talent within the organization.
Currently, Dr. Welmon serves as chair of the board for INC (Incubate Neighborhood Center) in Lincoln Park. Dr. Welmon previously served as the Academic Dean at ITT Technical Institute, Philadelphia, PA; she has trained teachers and administrators in Workforce Education for Penn State University; has been a secondary school Principal; Director of career and vocational programs; a university advisor, and Principal of a K-12 school for special needs and autistic students.
Dr. Welmon earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees in Vocational, Industrial, and Workforce Education and Development from Pennsylvania State University.
“Dr. Welmon has been a great board member in making decisions to get us where we are now for our youth. Her role as COO will have a direct and immediate impact on how we make a difference in our youth’s lives every day as we prepare them for the next chapters of their lives,” said Will Armstead, CEO of BGCSLC.