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Michael F. Easley, Governor           Theodis Beck, Secretary

For Immediate Release
June 25, 2001
Contact: Keith Acree
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Emilio Pagan Named Superintendent at Lumberton Correctional Institution

Emilio PaganLUMBERTON – Correction Secretary Theodis Beck has named Emilio Pagan superintendent of Lumberton Correctional Institution effective July 1.

"Emilio Pagan has the experience and leadership skills needed to carry on the good work underway at Lumberton," said Secretary Beck. "He has been there since the prison’s opening, he knows the facility and the staff well and I am confident he’s the right person for the job."

Pagan joined the Department of Correction in 1974 as a correctional officer at Sandhills Youth Institution. He was promoted to sergeant at Sandhills and later became a program supervisor and classification coordinator at Morrison Youth Institution. In 1992, he moved to Columbus Correctional Institution as assistant superintendent for programs. He helped open the new Lumberton Correctional Institution in 1993 and has served since then as its assistant superintendent for programs.

"Lumberton has a tremendous staff in every area and department," said Pagan. "They do whatever it takes to get the job done. We’ll continue to expand and build on the work they’ve done since the beginning under Pat Chavis."

Pagan attanded high school in New York City and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a degree in sociology. He lives in Pinehurst and has two adult sons. Pagan replaces Patricia Chavis who was promoted to South Central region director for the Division of Prisons.

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