Dr. Jeffrey A. Cox is the 11th president of the North Carolina Community College System. A native of Alleghany County, North Carolina, he brings three decades of academic and leadership experience.

Cox earned his Bachelor of Science in English-secondary education from Appalachian State University in 1992 and later completed a Master of School Administration degree from ASU. He also holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

His career began in Greensboro and Sparta, where he received the North Carolina Principal Fellows Scholarship. He served as assistant principal at Indian Trail Elementary School and as principal at Benton Heights Elementary. Cox's leadership extended to roles such as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction with Lee County Schools.

In 2005, he became Superintendent of Schools for Alleghany County, achieving remarkable academic success. He was appointed to state education boards and received an Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence in 2017 while serving as the President of Wilkes Community College. Cox, along with his wife Reba and their three sons, Dylan, Evan, and Zack, continues to make impactful contributions to education.

Contact: Kelly Barretto, Executive Assistant to the Office of the President, call 919-807-7069 or email barrettok@nccommunitycolleges.edu.

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