Arthur Griffin Jr., appointed to Central Piedmont Board of Trustees

last modified Jul 17, 2018 10:44 AM

Community leader Arthur Griffin Jr., has been appointed to the Central Piedmont Community College Board of Trustees.Arthur GriffinAppointed by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners, Griffin’s four-year term as a Central Piedmont trustee began July 1.

Griffin is a retired senior vice president for McGraw-Hill Education, based in New York. He served 17 years on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education and led the board as chairman from 1997 to 2002. During this period, he served as a member of the National Assessment of Educational Progress Advisory Committee (NAEP); guest lecturer at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education; University of Virginia’s Partnership for Leaders in Education; and resident faculty member of the Texas Institute for School Board Members. He was a member with distinction on the Executive Committee of the Council of the Great City Schools and Steering Committee member of the Council of Urban Boards of Education. He is nationally recognized in public school governance.

In addition to the CPCC board, Griffin chairs the Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg. He earned a bachelor’s degree liberal studies from the University of the State of New York at Albany. He served in the United States Army as an infantry soldier and platoon leader in Vietnam (1970-71) and retired as a lieutenant colonel. During his military career, he served as platoon leader, company commander, battalion operations officer, battalion executive officer, battalion commander, and brigade executive officer.

“We are delighted to have Arthur Griffin join the board,” said Edwin (Ed) A. Dalrymple Jr., board chair. “He will be counted on to share his insight, wisdom and vast public service experience as the college serves the residents and employers of Mecklenburg County and provides pathways for economic mobility.

“The college is grateful for the appointment of Arthur Griffin,” said Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, Central Piedmont president. “We will rely on his good and wise counsel as we complete the college’s new strategic plan and look for innovative ways to bring education and career training opportunities to even more Mecklenburg County residents.”