About the President

Dr. Kandi W. Deitemeyer became the fourth president of Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in January 2017. Dr. Deitemeyer came to CPCC with an extensive and diverse background in community college administration. Her career has spanned 24 years in higher education, with 22 of those serving in community college systems in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Florida.

Dr. Deitemeyer’s pathway to success began at Polk Community College in Florida, where she graduated with an associate of arts degree. From there, she went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and public relations, a master’s degree in counselor education and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of South Florida.

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

Currently, Dr. Deitemeyer serves on the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges Board of Trustees and is an active member of the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents. She is a Rotarian and has previously served on many community and philanthropic boards.

While her professional goal is leading CPCC in its efforts as the national leader in workforce development, Dr. Deitemeyer derives her personal joy from her faith and family.