Vice President of Student Affairs

Position Overview

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President Kandi Deitemeyer and the Search Committee invite applications and nominations for the post of Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA). This quest to identify the next VPSA is integral to Central Piedmont Community College’s strategic plan, a cornerstone of which is a relentless emphasis on student success and completion. The college seeks an artful, collaborative change leader, who will respect Central Piedmont’s traditions, while articulating and implementing an innovative student success vision. Dr. Deitemeyer expects to make this appointment in late April, and the new VPSA will assume his/her duties as soon thereafter as possible.

The VPSA is the chief student affairs officer. S/he will report to President Deitemeyer and will serve on her cabinet. Dr. Deitemeyer is a high energy, charismatic, collaborative leader, with a laser-like focus on student success.

With six campuses, two centers and online delivery, the college offers nearly 300 degree, diploma and certificate programs plus an array of non-credit offerings. Central Piedmont enrolls approximately 51,000 students annually in curriculum programs, making it the second-largest community college in North Carolina. As a majority/minority college, Central Piedmont is proud of the diversity in its student body. More than 3,500 Central Piedmont international students represent 152 countries.

Central Piedmont has a high bar reputation in Charlotte/Mecklenburg. In 2013, voters approved $210 million in bonds for land purchases, new construction and renovations at the college, including the exciting $30.6-million Student Success Center, slated to open in spring 2022. This facility is a dramatic physical manifestation of Central Piedmont’s student success and completion focus.

The college is proud of its faculty and staff who are fiercely committed to students through meaningful interactions – academic, personal, and professional. Central Piedmont already has an array of initiatives in place to enhance student success. The new VPSA will have the opportunity to leverage these existing resources and collaboratively create new and innovative ways to improve success and completion.

Central Piedmont seeks a new Vice President of Student Affairs who will provide visionary, strategic, collaborative, and creative leadership. Strong candidacies will require a substantial track record of leadership and student success achievements. Personal characteristics of authenticity, humility, and warmth are important. Experience in an urban, large, multi-campus community college and an earned doctorate in the field are strongly preferred.

The next VPSA will live in a truly beautiful place. The college is in Mecklenburg County in the heart and surrounding suburbs of the large, thriving metropolitan area of Charlotte, N.C. Within easy driving distance to marvelous beaches and the breath-taking Blue Ridge Mountains, the city and region offers an outstanding place in which to call home.

Nominations and Applications

The Vice President of Student Affairs Search Committee will begin reviewing candidate materials in mid-February. Although applications will be received until the position is filled, materials should be submitted by February 16, to receive the most favorable consideration. Women and persons from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  Please review the Position Profile, downloadable above.

Application materials should be submitted to

Please address the letter of candidacy to Mark Short, Chief Human Resources Officer, at Central Piedmont Community College.

Applications must include:​​​​​​

  • A letter of candidacy responding to the college’s list of desired attributes identifying the candidate’s experiences in the context of the opportunities for the new Vice President of Student Affairs;
  • A complete CV or resume;
  • The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of five references, none of whom will be contacted without permission of the candidate.

Inquiries and nominations should be directed to:

Frederick V. Moore, J.D./M.B.A., Executive Search Consultant

(712) 299-2544,

Melinda L. M. Leonardo, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant

(919) 280-4901,

Information on the search, including the Position Profile, is also available at

As a recipient of federal funds, Central Piedmont Community College is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities. Central Piedmont Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities, including in the context of admission or employment. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to Central Piedmont Community College’s Title IX Coordinator or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. For further information, you may visit the Title IX website.