RALEIGH – The N.C. State Board of Community Colleges (NCSBCC)
The State Board of NC Community Colleges has voted to appoint William S. “Bill” Carver as interim president of the NC Community College System (NCCCS). Carver, former president of Nash Community College, will become interim president on Monday, July 25. He succeeds Thomas Stith, III, who resigned effective Friday, July 22.
Carver served as president of Nash Community College from 2005 to 2019. He also previously served as interim president of the NC Community College System, following the August 2020 departure of then NCCCS President Peter Hans, who left to become president of the University of North Carolina System.
At Nash Community College, Carver served in a variety of roles before becoming president, including instructor, director of the Small Business Center, director of business and industry services, dean of continuing education and vice president of instruction. During his tenure as president, Nash Community College expanded its campus and grew enrollment by 42 percent, while increasing online enrollment by 30 percent. He launched successful strategic planning and fundraising initiatives there.
Carver earned a bachelor's degree at NC State University, a Master of Business Administration from Campbell University, and a Doctor of Education degree from Nova Southeastern University.
The State Board of Community Colleges will work quickly to form a search committee to select a new permanent president.
About the North Carolina Community College System
The North Carolina Community College System is a network created to improve the quality of life across North Carolina by opening the door to opportunities that minimize barriers to post-secondary education, maximize student success and develop a globally and multi-culturally competent workforce. The 58 institutions located throughout the state work to provide easy access to low-cost, high-quality educational opportunities and academic support that focuses on increasing employability. For more information, please visit: www.nccommunitycolleges.edu.