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, or on-line courses.

Central Piedmont Community College celebrated 50 years of service to its community 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 approximately 70,000 students each year and  remains accessible via its six campuses, the City View Center for Cosmetology, its WTVI PBS Charlotte location, and on-line class offerings.

Central Piedmont Community College has recently successfully completed its major capital campaign, Legacy and Promise, that will provide much-needed scholarships to support students, including our nation's veterans, fund the development of new programs, and support an equipment endowment.

The college has embarked on its largest renovation and construction campaign, funded by $210 million approved by Mecklenburg County voters in November 2013 and with $70 million in other funding from the county. These much-needed renovations and expansions will occur over the next several years.

I invite you to visit to our comprehensive website and learn more about this nationally renowned College.

Dr. Tony Zeiss