Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) was created from the 1963 merger of Mecklenburg College and the Central
Industrial Education Center. Since its beginning, CPCC has grown from 23 degree and diploma programs to more than
100 degree, diploma and certifi cate programs today. Charged with meeting the educational needs of Mecklenburg County, CPCC now operates six full-service campuses across the region.
Dr. Tony Zeiss
CPCC is led by Dr. Tony Zeiss, who became the institution’s third president in 1992. Guided by seven institutional values (learning, inclusiveness, responsiveness, excellence, integrity, accessibility and innovation), Zeiss leads 375 full-time and 1,200 part-time faculty members and 747 staff members in the creation of positive, nurturing and learning-focused experiences for CPCC’s 52,000 students.
CPCC seeks to be innovative. To this end, it became a member of the League for Innovation in Community Colleges in
1969 and has been identified as one of the top five of the nation’s two-year colleges in teaching excellence. The college is the county’s premier workforce development resource, offering its educational services throughout the area.