Links of Interest
The Board of Trustees invites applications and nominations for the position of President at Western Piedmont Community College. The President serves as the Chief Executive Officer and reports directly to an appointed thirteen member Board.
The Presidential Profile will be found at the bottom of this column.
Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC), chartered on April 2, 1964, as a member of the North Carolina Community College System, will celebrate its 50th year of education service to area residents in April, 2014. The College’s mission is to provide accessible, high-quality education that improves lives and promotes growth in our community.
Among WPCC’s goals are to develop an engaged competent citizenry; nurture and develop the potential of every student; maintain a safe, supportive environment; provide professional development and competitive compensation for employees; increase the diversity of students; explore and implement distance learning opportunities; develop a comprehensive, technology-based infrastructure; make decisions driven by data; institute external funding, and plan facilities that meet student needs. In 2008, WPCC was one of seven colleges in the state to receive recognition for Exceptional Institutional Performance based on standards established by the North Carolina General Assembly.
Approximately 4,000 students enroll each year to pursue college transfer degrees, two year associate degrees, and diplomas. More than 10,000 students enroll in continuing education courses for professional development and personal enrichment. The College also provides programs for high school completion.
About Burke County
WPCC is located at the intersection of Interstate 40 and Highway 64 within the corporate limits of Morganton, NC (pop. 16,918), the county seat. Burke County (pop. 90,505) was established in 1777 and named in honor of the third governor of North Carolina, Thomas Burke. Eighty percent of curriculum students attending WPCC live in Burke County. Of this number, sixty percent commute within a ten-mile radius of the campus. The remaining students commute from adjacent Caldwell, Catawba, McDowell, and more than twenty other NC counties. Burke County, made up of 514 square miles, is comprised of seven incorporated municipalities, each with a unique history and charm. Western Piedmont is surrounded by scenic views of Table Rock, the South Mountains, and Linville Gorge.
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To make general inquiries about Western Piedmont Community College or for clarification regarding application materials, contact Ms. Dereama Coffin, Search Liaison to the Board, at (828) 448-3102 firstname.lastname@example.org
Confidential inquiries about the position, the application process or search process should be directed to the Board’s Search Consultant, Dr. Donny Hunter, at (919) 467-9754, ext. 223 (office), (919) 809-2423 (cell) email@example.com
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