Programs and Student Services Division

Programs and Student Services Division

The Division of Programs and Student Services provides leadership, assistance, and consultation to the 58 community colleges in the areas of academic programs, adult basic education,  workforce development, continuing education, student success initiatives, financial aid, national post-secondary education policy research, institutional research, and performance management.  Staff within the Division develops and administers state-level policies and strategies to improve student access, enhance program quality, and increase student success.  In addition, the staff engages college faculty and administrators to develop, field test, evaluate, and disseminate best practices that support student success. 

The Division is the point of contact for consultation and professional development related to the implementation of academic programs, career technical education, dual enrollment, industry-recognized credentials, employability skills development, career readiness certifications, college completion strategies, and data analysis.

Anne Bacon

Coordinator Career and Technical Education
bacona@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7232

Jenifer Bean

Director-College and Career Readiness Assessment HS Equiv. Office
beanj@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7214

Teretha Bell

Coordinator Special Projects - FNS E&T
bellt@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7215

Dalanda Bond

Education Program Specialist
bondd@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7185

Brandy Brown

Monitoring and Reporting Specialist
bbrown@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7038

Dr. Levy Brown

Senior Vice President/Chief Academic Officer
brownl@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-6982

Brenda Burgess

Associate Director of Student Aid
burgessb@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7104

Dr. Lori Byrd

Associate Director, Academic Programs - Health Sciences
byrdl@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7118

Tonya Clark

EMS Training Specialist
clarkt@nccommunitycolleges.edu
828-545-5061

Arbony Cooper

Adult Education Coordinator - Compliance and IEL/CE Programs
coopera@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7134

Patti Coultas

Coordinator, Career and Technical Education
coultasp@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7130

Gracie Davis

Programs Assistant
davisg@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7226

Gracie Davis

Programs Assistant
davisg@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7226

Lorin Dingler

Criminal Justice Training Specialist
dinglerl@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-291-2756

Nedra Dixon

Academic Programs Assistant
dixonn@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7129

Alex Doles

Executive Assistant
dolesa@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7097

Dr. Lisa Mabe Eads

Associate Vice President of Academic Programs
eadsl@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7133

John J. Evans

Associate Director, Student Life
jevans@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7212

Dr. Lane Freeman

Director of Online Learning Programs and Student Services
freemanl@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7107

Allison Gahrmann

Programs and Student Services/Policy and Research
gahrmann_tmp@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-000-0000

Dr. Monty Hickman

Associate Director, Student Success Support Services
hickmanm@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7195

Dr. Trudie Hughes

Associate Director of Disability Services and Title IX
hughest@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7208

Dr. J.W. Kelley

Associate Vice President - Student Services
kelleyj@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7108

Dr. Hilmi Lahoud

Senior Program Administrator
lahoudh@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7116

Michelle Lair

Director of Academic Programs
lairm@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7227

Daniel Loges

Director of Professional Development and Distance Education
logesd@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7140

Aaron Mabe

Career and College Promise (CCP) Coordinator
mabea@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7098

Darice McDougald

Office Assistant
mcdougaldd@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7219

Jennifer McLean

Associate Director of Student Support Services/Director of Basic Needs
mcleanj@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7106

Tracy McPherson

Director, Public Safety Training Programs
mcphersont@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7117

Dr. Matthew Meyer

Associate Vice President, Business Engagement, National & International Partnerships
meyerm@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7155

Dr. Mary Olvera

Education Program Administrator I (Coordinator, Career & Technical Education)
olveram@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7120

Carla Parnell

Grants Administrator l
parnellc@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7141

Dr. Tony R. Reggi

Education Program Administrator I (Coordinator, Career & Technical Education)
reggia@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7131

Jessica Rieger

Director for Program Operations
riegerj@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-6953

Gail Robertson

Academic Programs Assistant
robertsong@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7115

Reyna Rodriguez

Social Research Specialist lll
rodriguezr@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7198

Nicholas Rogers

Program Assistant
rogersn@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7160

Gilda Rubio-Festa

NC State Director, WIOA - Title II and Associate Vice President, College & Career Readiness
rubio-festag@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7132

Sandra Thompson

Assistant State Director, Title II
thompsons@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7122

Karen Tikkanen

Director for Workforce Continuing Education Training & Standards
tikkanenk@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7158

Michael Tildsley

Coordinator of Adult Education: Corrections and Adult HS
tildsleym@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7039

Lindsay Tipton

Education Admin Programs l
tiptonl@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7035

Carmen Warren

Technical Assistant - FNS E&T
warrenc@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7157

Kenny Weatherington

Fire/Rescue and Emergency Management Training Specialist
weatheringtonk@nccommunitycolleges.edu
252-291-6341

Dr. Bob Witchger

Director, Career and Technical Education
witchgerb@nccommunitycolleges.edu
919-807-7126