ASHEBORO (Oct. 16, 2019)
Randolph Community College recently renamed one of its Asheboro Campus buildings in honor of Ken Kinley, who retired Sept. 30 after 40 years of service — the longest tenure of any employee. The building, which houses the College’s Human Services and Massage Therapy programs, will now be known as the Kinley Center.
|Ken Kinley stands in front of the newly-named Kinley Center on Randolph Community College’s Asheboro Campus. Kinley, RCC’s Assistant Director of Facilities, retired on Sept. 30 after working 40 years at the College — the longest tenure of any employee.|
“This is a man of integrity,” RCC President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr. said before unveiling the name change. “He’s our friend, he’s loving, he’s honest, he’s caring. If I live to be a hundred, do you know what I’ll remember about Ken Kinley? How our [Compensatory Education] kids love him. He’s like Uncle Ken to them. Our whole campus embraces our [Adult Basic Life-Skills Education] ABLE students ..., but nobody has embraced them quite the way Ken has.”
Kinley started working in the maintenance department in 1979 and was the College’s recipient of the Staff of the Year award in 2005. He finished his tenure at RCC as the Assistant Director of Facilities.
Born in Davidson County, Kinley grew up in Randolph County and lives in Seagrove with his wife, Marilyn. They have two children and two grandchildren.
“I’m going to miss working with you, but I know you’ll do a good job,” Kinley said to the maintenance staff. “Achieve your dreams and believe in them.”