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2021-2022 Graduate Student Ambassadors- Ken Ingle

Program Area of Study

Ed.D. Community College Leadership


Ken serves as the Chief Officer of Information Services / CIO for Rowan-Cabarrus Community College where he leads information technology and institutional effectiveness. Ken has worked in higher education for more than 15 years and in the technology space for more than 20 years. Prior to his work in higher education, Ken worked for organizations in industries including publishing, telecommunications, and motorsports. During his time at Rowan-Cabarrus the college has been recognized as a Top 10 Digital Community College four times. In his spare time Ken enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and traveling.

Why NC State?

I believe in the power of education to transform a persons life. My family has always encouraged continued education and striving to be the best I can be in anything I do. As I began the consider pursuing my doctorate I evaluated a number of Universities that could help me to achieve my academic goals. After an exhaustive search, I found that the EdD program in community college leadership aligned with my preferred career path and would best prepare me for the future.

One insight gained so far…

I have learned a tremendous amount in the program and have been proud of the emphasis on equity established in virtually all of our courses. Community colleges have the ability to encourage more equitable opportunities and outcomes and I believe it is all of our responsibility to do our part. The program and opportunities presented by the program have helped me to expand my knowledge on the historical context and current challenges related to improving equity.