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Community College Leadership

Aug 15, 2023

Devon Graves: ‘I Believe That an Extraordinary Educator is Anyone That Inspires Others’

Devon Graves will join the NC State College of Education in the 2023-24 academic year as an assistant professor of community college leadership. 

Devon Graves

Apr 18, 2023

Devon Graves Joining College of Education as Assistant Professor of Community College Leadership

Devon Graves will join NC State’s College of Education as an assistant professor of community college leadership beginning Aug. 15, 2023. Currently, he is an assistant professor in the College of… 

Yolanda Wilson

Mar 20, 2023

Alumni Spotlight: Yolanda Wilson ’18EDD Named President of the College of Southern Maryland

Yolanda Wilson '18EDD, who earned her doctoral degree through the NC State College of Education Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development's Community College Leadership concentration, has been named president of the College of Southern Maryland. 

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Feb 9, 2023

17 Doctoral Students Chosen to Represent Belk Center at National Conferences as Belk Center Fellows

Seventeen doctoral students have been chosen to participate in the 2023 Belk Center Fellows program through the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. Seven students will attend Achieving the Dream’s DREAM 2023 conference in Chicago from Feb. 14-17 while the other 10 fellows will attend the League for Innovation in the Community College's Innovations Conference in Tempe, Arizona, from March 11-14. 

Rachel Monteverdi

Dec 8, 2022

Rachel Monteverdi ’22PHD: ‘I Hope to be a Leader, Practitioner and Trail Blazer in Facilitating Impactful and Effective Leadership Development Programs’

Rachel Monteverdi believes in the power of leadership, and at the NC State College of Education, she engaged in research that showed her the impact she can make in the field of leadership development. Now that she runs her own company and collaborates with other leadership consultants, she is able to take what she's learned out into the world. 

Randy Parker

Sep 16, 2022

Why I Give: Former Community College President Randy Parker ’11EDD to Provide Support for Next Generation of Community College Leaders

Editor’s Note: This is part of a “Why I Give” series in which NC State College of Education alumni, students, faculty and staff share why they support the college. When Randy… 

Jun 1, 2022

My Student Experience: Community College Leadership Doctoral Students Connect with Current Presidents During Association of Community College Trustees Legislative Seminar

Doctoral students in the NC State College of Education’s Community College Leadership program recently had an opportunity to connect with experts in their field and develop their talents through participation in the North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Legislative Seminar. 

Belk Center Fellows who will attend the 2022 DREAM Conference meet via Zoom

Feb 14, 2022

17 Doctoral Students to Represent College of Education at National Conferences Through Belk Center Fellows Program

When Amy Mahle ’23EDD, program chair of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education Community College Leadership program, was selected as a Belk Center Fellow in 2021, she was grateful for the opportunity to engage with peers and community college leaders from across the nation. 

Community college leaders and Belk Center faculty attend the Presidents' Academy Symposium in March 2020

Aug 16, 2021

Envisioning Excellence to the Belk Center: How the College of Education Has Changed the Way Community College Leaders are Supported, Prepared

More than five years ago, several presidents of North Carolina Community College System institutions were visiting the NC State College of Education when the discussion turned to the professional development of community college leaders and how NC State could help support those goals. Today, the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research supports all 58 of North Carolina’s community colleges and is producing the next generation of community college leaders through the community college leadership doctoral program. 

Lance Gooden

Aug 10, 2021

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I’m Really Focused on Finding Untapped Skills and Getting Individuals in Jobs for Social and Economic Mobility,’ Says Lance Gooden ’22EDD

Watching his mother serve as an advocate for underserved students in Vernamfield, Jamaica, Lance Gooden ’22EDD developed a passion for increasing educational success for all learners within the field of education. As a community college administrator, he strives to help underserved and disadvantaged populations navigate the community college system and succeed.