CPCC selects five finalists for next college president

After a six-month search for its fourth college president, Central Piedmont Community College’s Board of Trustees has selected five finalists.

The finalists will visit campus the week of Aug. 22 to interview with the trustees and meet with faculty and staff, according to a CPCC press release.

The previous CPCC president, Tony Zeiss, announced his upcoming retirement in February. Zeiss will stay on until the new president is hired, CPCC spokesman Jeff Lowrance said. Lowrance said the college plans to make a job offer to the next president by Labor Day.

Ralph Pitts, who joined the CPCC Board of Trustees in 1998 and served as chairman from 2004 to 2014, led the search committee, according to a press release on the CPCC website.

The five finalists are Michael Ash, president of Southeastern Community College in Burlington, Iowa; Kandi Deitemeyer, president of College of Albemarle in Elizabeth City; Angeline Goodwin, president of Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Va., Kirk Nooks, president of Metropolitan Community College-Longview near Kansas City, Mo., and Walter Tobin, president of Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College in Orangeburg, S.C.

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