About Us

About Us

Mission & History

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...

North Carolina Community College President

Thomas Stith III

Thomas Stith III

Thomas Stith III became president of the North Carolina Community College System on Jan. 11, 2021.

Stith, a leader with two decades of experience in public service and business in North Carolina, was previously district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration, where he led the federal agency’s response to COVID-19 in North Carolina.

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