Office of the President


President of Central Piedmont Community College
Charlotte, North Carolina

Greetings! Central Piedmont Community College is a career-focused College whose vision is to be "the national leader in workforce development." We were chosen the "Community College of the Year" in November, 2002, by the National Alliance of Business and have been distinguished by the U.S. Government Accounting Office and by Jobs for the Future as an outstanding national leader in workforce development.

We have achieved these honors because we focus on our vision and on meeting the needs of our students and those who employ them. Our committed faculty and staff make the difference for our students whether they are emerging workers, existing workers, entrepreneurial workers, or transitional workers. Our students will find the same high level of competence among their faculty whether they are seeking a two-year degree, a computer certification, learning English as a second language, or seeking a high school diploma. Students will receive their education or training in a variety of delivery options to include classroom instruction, seminar formats, televised courses, or on-line courses.

Central Piedmont Community College is preparing to celebrate 50 years of service in 2013. The College has become the gateway for thousands of students who want to enhance their skills, explore new careers, or seek a degree or certification. This innovative, open door college serves close to 70,000 students each year and continues to remain accessible via its six campuses and on-line offerings.

Central Piedmont Community College has recently launched a major capital campaign, Legacy and Promise, to provide much-needed scholarships, to support our nation's veterans, to fund the development of new programs, and to support an equipment endowment.

I invite you to link to our comprehensive web page and learn more about this nationally renowned College.

Dr. Tony Zeiss