1990s

Central Piedmont Community College continued to grow throughout the 1990s by expanding beyond the borders of Central Campus. Under Dr. Ruth Shaw’s direction, CPCC developed a plan in the early 1990s to become a multi-campus college.

The first phase of this plan was completed when the Merancas Campus, then known as North Center, opened in 1990. Dr. Tony Zeiss, CPCC’s third president, continued to develop the multi-campus plan after he joined CPCC in 1992. Under his guidance throughout the next 10 years, the College bought and developed land that would become the Levine, Harper, Harris and Cato Campuses that we know today.

CPCC’s commitment to developing innovative job training opportunities at all campuses garnered national attention, including a visit from President Bill Clinton.

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