Wingate University honors local hospital executive at alumni awards ceremony

Roland Bibeau accepts Wingate University Honorary Alumni Award from Dr. McGee
Kim Williams (704) 233-8320
Communications Writer

Wingate, NC – Roland Bibeau, president of Presbyterian Hospital Matthews, was recently recognized at Wingate University’s 27th Annual Alumni Recognition Breakfast. The Alumni Breakfast held on Nov. 5 was part of the University’s Homecoming celebration. Bibeau received the Honorary Alumni Award, which honors individuals who are not graduates of Wingate University but have taken active roles in university life and contributed to its success.
Prior to his role as president, which he has held for four years, Bibeau was with Novant Health as vice president of ambulatory operations; administrator of Presbyterian Medical Plazas; senior director of growth and development; vice president/chief nurse executive of the Thomasville Medical Center and director of perioperative services at Thomasville Medical Center. In addition, he served as director of surgical services, East Pasco Medical Center in Zephyrhills, FL.

Bibeau has a master’s degree in health administration, a BA in finance and an associate of nursing degree. He also served in the United States Air Force. He is a member of the Matthews Rotary and serves as vice president. He is an ACHE Fellow and member of the Union County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Levine Senior Center Board of Directors, and chairs Community Health Alliance.

Roland was very instrumental in forging a partnership with Presbyterian/Novant and Wingate University. He is married to Louise, a registered nurse, and they have a daughter, Hilary, who is a sophomore at the University of Central Florida.

About Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 2,500 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past five years. For more information, go to