CCCC’s Philpott Elected To NCACCT Executive Board

SANFORD — Julian Philpott, Chairman of the Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) Board of Trustees, has been elected to the Executive Board of the North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees (NCACCT).

NCACCT is the professional association for the approximately 800 trustees from the 58 community colleges across the state. The association focuses on three main areas — legislative advocacy, trustee training, and collaboration/communication with other community college partners, including the State Board of Community Colleges, community college Presidents and the N.C. Community College system office. The association holds statewide training for trustees as well as lobbies for budget priorities for the community college system during budget sessions of the N.C. Legislature.

The 18-member Executive Board for the NCACCT guides the efforts for the association and develops goals and strategies for assisting trustees to have the tools and information they need to lead their colleges effectively.

“I am honored and humbled to have been elected recently to the Executive Board of the North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees,” said Philpott. “I believe this election was really a reflection of the recognition by community college Trustees across the state that in Central Carolina Community College we have the number one community college in North Carolina and one of the best in the entire country. We were fortunate to have had former CCCC Trustee Bill Wilson serve with distinction on the NCACCT Executive Board for many years and I hope to serve as effectively on this board as he did.”

Julie C. Woodson, President/CEO of the NCACCT, noted, “Julian brings a strong background to the NCACCT Executive Board. With his background in legislative advocacy when he worked with the N.C. Farm Bureau Federation, along with his strong leadership as Chairman of the Board at CCCC, Julian has hit the ground running. He has already represented the NCACCT at meetings of the N.C. Association of Community College Presidents and the State Board of Community Colleges.

 “Over the years, he has built relationships with legislators and other leaders at the state level and these relationships are important to our lobbying efforts. He is such a strong advocate for our community colleges, always wanting to make sure that policymakers understand the true impact that community colleges make on the state’s economy and in the lives of our state’s citizens,” said Woodson.

Central Carolina Community College offers a wide variety of programs at its three campus locations and multiple instructional locations throughout Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties.

Within these programs, students can earn associate degrees or college transfer credits, diplomas, or certificates. Some programs are offered entirely, or in part, via online distance education. In addition, CCCC offers courses in such areas as short-term job training, college and career readiness, personal interests, business and industry, and emergency services training. CCCC was recently ranked first in Niche’s 2020 Best Community Colleges in North Carolina rankings.

To learn more about Central Carolina Community College, visit www.cccc.edu.