College Leadership

Central Piedmont endeavors to be intentional and transformational while making a positive impact on our students and community.

College President

Under the leadership of President Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, Central Piedmont enacts a number of initiatives to remain at the forefront of the higher education arena. Learn more about Dr. Deitemeyer and the college’s current initiatives.

About Dr. Deitemeyer

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is comprised of 12 members, representing an assortment of industries, and is responsible for ensuring that the college’s core values and purposes are reflected throughout its processes.

Board of Trustees


Guided by the college’s vision, mission, values, and strategic plan, Central Piedmont’s leaders work to ensure the college supports Mecklenburg County’s growth and quality of life and provide pathways in which students can be successful and reach greater economic mobility.

Keep reading to learn more about our leadership team.

Jessica Boyce is the Vice President for Finance and Facilities Operations for Central Piedmont. Jessica’s background includes 14 years of experience, beginning her career in public accounting and then moving into higher education. In her current role, Jessica manages all aspects of finance and facilities. Learn More About Finance and Facilities Operations
Tracie Clark began her career at Central Piedmont in 2000 as a member of the faculty and currently serves as the college’s Senior Vice President for Strategy and Organizational Excellence. The work areas that fall under Dr. Clark’s direction are Strategic Planning; Institutional Effectiveness; Research & Planning; Grants Development & Performance; Accreditation; Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; and a multi-year project that will redefine the college’s current call center(s) model. Learn More About Our Strategic Plan
Rick Fogarty has worked in information technology for more than 30 years with a wide-range of technical expertise. He joined Central Piedmont as the Vice President for Information Technology Services and Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2022. He leads an extensive team tasked with operating and enhancing the college’s complex IT environment. He is responsible for the college’s ITS service needs, ITS strategic plan, network and systems operations, ITS policy and governance development, security and overall vision. Learn More About Information Technology Services
Heather Hill serves as Central Piedmont’s Provost, the college’s chief academic officer. Heather is an accomplished community college administrator and instructor with experience in instructional program management - both curriculum and continuing education, budget management, institutional effectiveness practices, scholarly research, accreditation assurance, strategic planning, student success and support initiatives, and grants administration. She joined Central Piedmont’s leadership team in 2020. Learn More About Our Academic Programs
Jeff Lowrance serves as Central Piedmont’s Vice President of Communications, Marketing and Public Relations. He has more than 33 years of communications and public relations experience in both higher education and corporate environments. He joined the Central Piedmont leadership team in 2011 after serving multiple two- and four-year institutions. Learn More About Communications, Marketing and Public Relations
Lisa Schlachter is the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Central Piedmont. With more than two decades of experience with fundraising and alumni relations, she will serve the college as its chief fundraising officer and director of the Central Piedmont Foundation. Prior to joining the leadership team, she has worked for various nonprofit organizations and educational institutions in Charlotte, N.C., and other cities in the southeast. Learn More about the Central Piedmont Community College Foundation
Mark Short serves as Chief of Staff for Central Piedmont. Mark is responsible for leading Central Piedmont’s Talent Services, Talent Development, which includes the Parr Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, Services Corporation, and Legal Affairs. He also provides direction for the College Security and Emergency Management teams. Prior to joining Central Piedmont, Mark was the VP Talent Management at Duke Energy, where he served 25 years. Learn More About Human Resources

Annual Reports

Annual reports

Departments and Contacts

College organizational chart

Policies and Procedures

Our policies and procedures handbook contains a variety of guidelines that assist in the governance of the college. It is comprised of rules, policies, and regulations that may be amended to reflect the evolving needs of the college and the campus community.

Policies and procedures

Our Work

Strategic plan

Our Vision, Mission, and Values

Vision, mission, values