About Central Piedmont President Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer

Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer and her family came to Charlotte in 2017, when she began leading Central Piedmont Community College as its fourth president. Dr. Deitemeyer brought an extensive and diverse background in community college administration to Central Piedmont. Her career has spanned approximately 30 years in higher education, serving in community college systems in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Florida.

Dr. Deitemeyer’s leadership style is best described as engaging, collaborative, and energetic – always asking questions and always willing to engage with students, faculty, and staff. Throughout her career, she has endeavored to make a lasting impact on the institutions she has served while helping students reach their full potential.

As a community college graduate, she also knows well the journey of many Central Piedmont students and believes the impact of the college on an individual's life and the community can be transformational. She believes Central Piedmont plays a crucial role in providing students pathways to greater economic mobility and career growth.

Dr. Deitemeyer brings her high-impact energy and engagement to many local, statewide, and national efforts. As a commitment to future community college leadership, she serves as an advisory board member for the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at North Carolina State University. Nationally, she served recently as an executive board member of the American Association of Community Colleges. She has served on the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Commission on Colleges Executive Council of Board of Trustees and is an active member of the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents, having served as the 2020–21 president. Locally, she serves on the Leading on Opportunity Council, the Novant Health Greater Charlotte Market Board of Trustees, and the Charlotte Executive Leadership Council.

Dr. Deitemeyer and her husband, Gary, and their daughter, Zoe, are proud to make their home in Charlotte.