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The History of Central Piedmont Community College: Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer (2016-present)

A brief overview of the history of Central Piedmont Community College

Dr. Deitemeyer Years

Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer

Fourth President of Central Piedmont, 2017-Present

 

       Now under the leadership of Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, Central Piedmont continues to enhance the lives and success of individuals and employers, making Mecklenburg County stronger and more prosperous. In early 2019, Central Piedmont adopted a new strategic plan with a focus on student success and conquering possibilities.

“Central Piedmont Community College prides itself on accomplishing its mission of ensuring that the college is comprehensive, inclusive, and accessible by reducing financial, environmental, social, and educational barriers to all members of our community as they pursue their diverse goals. The heart of that mission is the college’s commitment to students and their success. It is the collective responsibility of each of us to provide a student-centered and supportive environment that fosters life-long learning.” - Dr. Kandi W. Deitemeyer, Central Piedmont Community College President

 

Strategic Priorities for 2019-2020:

GOAL #1:  CREATING A UNIFIED AND FOCUSED VISION FOR STUDENT SUCCESS 

Central Piedmont will continue to work on redesigning the student experience. One goal is to offer high-demand classes more often, at a wider range of times and more sequentially so students can take the classes they need when they want and need to take them. 

 

GOAL #2:  PROMOTING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE THROUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS

In early 2019, Central Piedmont established the 49er Next program, a partnership with UNC Charlotte. 49er Next allows high school graduates enrolling at Central Piedmont to declare their intent to transfer to UNC-Charlotte after earning their Associates Degree. To ensure they stay on track, 49er Next students will choose from among a limited but carefully structured set of curricular programs so they are ready to move into the university and complete their bachelor’s degree on time.

 

GOAL #3:  ADVANCING OUR ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE

Central Piedmont will continue its work to enhance talent development and ensure the necessary skill sets are in place within all units of the College. A set of competencies have been identified by which employee performance will be measured and professional development programs will be based.

 

GOAL #4:  MAKING EQUITY A PRIORITY

We know our students come from different places and different situations with different experiences and levels of preparation. The challenge is to help more students navigate the College, persist in their studies and earn a credential that leads to a career or further education. We must create pathways that provide greater equity without lessening academic rigor.

 

GOAL #5:  TELLING OUR STORY

On April 30, 2019, the College implemented a new marketing campaign showing how Central Piedmont helps its students conquer possibility. The campaign introduced the new College logo to the community, as well as new TV and radio spots, outdoor advertising, social media and other online placements to help drive members of our community to our newly redesigned website.

Deitemeyer Years - Images

Headshot of Dr. Deitemeyer