Bragg appointed, McDonald reappointed to CPCC Board of Trustees

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Benton S. Bragg of Huntersville, N.C., has been appointed, and Alisa A. McDonald of Charlotte, N.C., has been reappointed, to the Central Piedmont Community College Board of Trustees. Both will serve on the board through June 2016.

Bragg, president of Bragg Financial Advisors Inc., was appointed to the CPCC board by the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners. He worked for Bank of America for three years as a branch manager before joining Bragg Financial Advisors in 1993. He became president of the firm in 1998. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University in 1993 and earned an MBA from Wake Forest in 1997. He is a certified financial planner, chartered financial consultant and chartered life underwriter.

McDonald is vice president of Duke Energy Foundation and Community Affairs. An appointee of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board, she first joined the CPCC board in 2008. She chairs the board’s instructional programs and institutional support committee and serves on its executive committee. McDonald also serves on the N.C. Governor’s Conference for Women Board of Advisors, Queens University Board of Visitors, Levine Museum of the New South Board of Trustees, and the N.C. School of Science & Math Educational Advisory Council.

“We are delighted Alisa has been reappointed and Benton appointed to the CPCC Board of Trustees,” said Ralph Pitts, board chairman. “Alisa has a done a wonderful job leading our instructional programs and institutional support committee. I know Benton will be a great addition and bring new ideas. I look forward to working with both of them.”

“The College is pleased and fortunate to have Alisa and Benton on the Board of Trustees,” said Dr. Tony Zeiss, CPCC president. “Alisa has provided superb counsel and leadership during a challenging period of growing enrollment and declining public funding. Benton will bring the experience of a financial advisor to the board as the College seeks to make the best and most efficient use of its resources.”

Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering close to 300 degree and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies.