President Kandi Deitemeyer

Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer
Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer

Dr. Kandi W. Deitemeyer began her tenure as the fourth president of Central Piedmont Community College in 2017. Dr. Deitemeyer came to Central Piedmont with an extensive and diverse background in community college administration. Her career has spanned 25 years in higher education, with 23 of those serving in community college systems in North Carolina, Kentucky and Florida.

As Central Piedmont’s top executive, she demonstrates the drive, talent and passion for its mission. Her principal leadership tenet is student success and transforming and improving lives. She brings a demonstrated focus on excellence, regional development and building collaborative relationships which impact opportunities for students and communities.

“I believe everything we do at Central Piedmont Community College is life-changing,” Dr. Deitemeyer has said. “When someone asks me what I do, I typically reply, ‘I am in the life-transformation business.’ After 25 years in higher education, I’ve seen the impact our colleges have on individuals, families and communities. Central Piedmont is the hope many of our students are seeking. Hope of a better job, better wage, better life, and better opportunities for their family.”

While her professional goal is leading the college in its efforts as a national leader in workforce development, Dr. Deitemeyer derives her personal joy from her faith and family – Gary, her husband of 27 years, and their amazing daughter, Zoe.

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