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President’s Message

Dear Friends,

Photo of College President- Dr. Jim Burnett


For almost half a century, Western Piedmont Community College has provided educational opportunities for anyone intent on pursuing personal enrichment, a high school diploma, new skills for a job or career, a college degree, or a transfer pathway.   As the College celebrates its 50th anniversary in April 2014, we continue to hold fast to our passionate support of these students and we look forward to providing the same opportunities for the next 50 years.

Since I came here as a student in 1967 through today, the faces have changed, the teaching tools and methods have been modified, and our facilities and capacity to offer programs and service have grown; however, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to focus on the success of our students.  Truly, this is the reason I, along with all of our employees, have chosen a career at Western Piedmont Community College.

Thank you for your interest in Western Piedmont Community College.  I know I speak for our faculty and staff when I say that we look forward to helping you Find Your Way to higher education and future career success!


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Jim W. Burnett