The North Carolina Community College System Conference

The Mission Statement

The Conference has moved online and will be held
February 1 - March 12, 2021.



The Mission Statement

The mission of the North Carolina Community College System is to open the door to high-quality, accessible educational opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success, develop a globally and multi-culturally competent workforce, and improve the lives and well-being of individuals by providing:

  • Education, training and retraining for the workforce including basic skills and literacy education, occupational and pre-baccalaureate programs.
  • Support for economic development through services to and in partnership with business and industry and in collaboration with the University of North Carolina System and private colleges and universities.
  • Services to communities and individuals which improve the quality of life.

The State Board of Community Colleges

Dr. Breeden Blackwell, Chair Dr. Ronald Lingle Mr. Bob Stephens
Mrs. Lisa Estep Mr. Bill McBrayer, Vice-Chair Mr. Burr Sullivan
Treasurer Dale Folwell Mr. Hari Nath Mr. Jerry Vaughan
Ms. Jena Gallagher Dr. Samuel Powell Mr. Jesse Watts
Mr. William Holder Mrs. Mary Ann Rice Mrs. Ann Whitford
Mr. Wade Bryan Irwin, Jr. The Honorable Mark Robinson