North Carolina Community College Leadership Program (NCCCLP)

First Class

First NCCCLP Class

About

History

The future of the North Carolina Community College System is dependent upon the quality and diversity of its future leaders. The North Carolina Community College Leadership Program (NCCCLP) was created in 1989 to provide an interdisciplinary approach to leadership training through professional development. In today's climate of change, issues such as re-engineering, budget control, and collaborative approaches to problem solving offer would-be leaders new challenges. NCCCLP's seven-month program provides the ideal preparation and training for those eager to respond to today's challenges.

The North Carolina Community College Leadership Program originated under the auspices of the North Carolina Chapter of American Association of Women in Community Colleges.

Program History:

  • Program began through a grant from the NCCC System Office sponsored by Bob Scott, President (NCCCS) and endorse by the Presidents Association, the North Carolina Chapter of American Association of Women in Junior and Community Colleges (NC - AAWCJC), and the Southern Regional Council on Black American Affairs (SRCBAA)
  • May 1989 - First Class Graduates

Participation:

  • 57 Colleges and the NCCC System office have participated
  • 926 graduates as of 2016
  • Job Titles from: Administrative Assistants, Basic Skills, Business Office, Coordinators, Counselors, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Foundation Administrators, Faculty, NCCC System Office personnel, Maintenance Supervisors, Student Services, Workforce Development Personnel and Vice Presidents
  • Executive Vice President/Chief Academic Officer at the System Office  - Dr. Lisa Chapman
  • Associate Vice President for Student Services at the System Office - Dr. Kim Sepich
  • Nine Presidents in North Carolina CCS graduated from the program
    • Dr. Chad Bledsoe - Montgomery CC
    • Dr. Gene Couch - Virginia Highlands Community College
    • Dr. Pat Freeman --Blue Ridge- (retired)
    • Dr. Deborah Friedman - Surry (retired)
    • Dr. Garrett Hinshaw - Catawba Valley CC
    • Dr. Myra Johnson - Isothermal CC (retired)
    • Dr. Amanda Lee - Cape Fear Community College
    • Dr. Molly Parkhill - Blue Ridge
    • Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers - Tri-County