About Dr. Manning

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        Terri M. Manning, Ed.D. is the Associate Vice President for Institutional Research and Assistant to the Executive Vice President.   She also serves as the Director of the Center for Applied Research at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC).  The college is very proud of this initiative and believes it is the first community college in the US to have a true for-profit research center.   The first study Terri and her staff undertook through the research center was on the millennial generation and was funded by the local workforce development board.  This research has proven to be of great interest to colleges and businesses.  To date, Terri has done over 70 keynote presentations on this topic at national meetings, for other colleges across the country and local businesses. She has worked with AACC training their commissions on future issues that are relevant to community colleges.  She has been a keynote speaker for the League for Innovation in the Community College and is currently a part of their speaker’s bureau.

        Terri received her doctorate in Higher Education from Oklahoma State University.  She has been at CPCC since 1998.  Before that she was fulltime graduate faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for 7 ½  years, at Oklahoma State University for two years and part-time at Tulsa Community College for seven years.  She has been involved locally, regionally and nationally with multiple agencies, projects and initiatives.  She has done institutional effectiveness consulting with multiple colleges and serves on visiting teams for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.