North Carolina Community College President

North Carolina Community College President

Peter Hans

Peter Hans

Peter Hans became the ninth president of the North Carolina Community College System on May 1, 2018.

Hans has extensive experience in higher education policy. He served a six-year term on the State Board of Community Colleges, where he was vice chair. Later, he served three terms on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, including two years as chair. From 2016 to 2018, he advised former UNC System President Margaret Spellings on issues related to technology, health care, strategic planning and K-12 education.

He is currently a co-chair of myFutureNC, a broad, bipartisan push to raise the state’s educational attainment level. In 2019, the myFutureNC Commission issued a goal for two million North Carolinians to have a degree or credential beyond high school by 2030.

Hans grew up in Southport on the coast and Hendersonville in the mountains. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies from Harvard University.

System Office President
hansp@nccommunitycolleges.edu
Phone: 919-807-6951
Director of Foundation & Engagement Services
alstonc@nccommunitycolleges.edu
Phone: 919-807-6975
Fax: 919-807-7165
Director of Strategic Planning and Policy
bacona@nccommunitycolleges.edu
Phone: 919-807-7232
Chief of Staff/Executive Vice President
haygoodj@nccommunitycolleges.edu
Phone: 919-807-7021
Director of Government Relations
shupingm@nccommunitycolleges.edu
Phone: 919-807-6957
Executive Assistant
barrettok@nccommunitycolleges.edu
Phone: 919-807-7069
Assistant to the President
rigginss@nccommunitycolleges.edu
Phone: 919-807-6951
Deputy Chief of Staff
poolea@nccommunitycolleges.edu
Phone: 919-807-7077
Executive Director of Communications
stancillj@nccommunitycolleges.edu
Phone: 919-807-6994