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N3CSDPA’s mission is to serve as a resource and support to Student Services professionals throughout the North Carolina Community College System.

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  • N3CSDPA serves as an information resource, and provides professional development and networking opportunities.
  • N3CSDPA provides a forum to discuss Student Services policies, processes, and best practices.
  • N3CSDPA encourages collegiate partnerships and collaborations that maximize student success.
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Special Events

2019 Fall North Carolina Community College Transfer Tour

N3CSDPA is continuing a long tradition of connecting our community college transfer students with public and private senior colleges and universities. For additional information about this year’s tour, click the respective link below:

Please direct all tour inquiries to:

Fall 2019 N3CSDPA Officers Meeting

The meeting will be on Wednesday, November 6th, from 10am – 2pm, on the Historic Campus of Mitchell Community College, in Statesville, NC. Please direct all meeting inquiries to: Porter Brannon at

N3CSDPA Five Regions

The five regions convene meetings to share information on current and emerging issues. 
A regional representative will facilitate meetings.


Assigned Colleges
  • Asheville Buncombe
  • Blue Ridge
  • Caldwell
  • Catawba Valley
  • Cleveland
  • Haywood
  • Isothermal
  • Mayland
  • McDowell
  • Southwestern
  • Tri-County
  • Western Piedmont
  • Wilkes

Regional Representative: Kristen Hobbs
Contact Information:
Next Meeting: Coming Soon


Assigned Colleges
  • Central Piedmont
  • Davidson
  • Forsyth
  • Gaston
  • Guilford
  • Mitchell
  • Montgomery
  • Rockingham
  • Rowan-Cabarrus
  • South Piedmont
  • Stanly
  • Surry

Regional Representative: Keisha Jones
Contact Information:
Next Meeting: Coming Soon


Assigned Colleges
  • Alamance
  • Central Carolina
  • Durham
  • Fayetteville
  • Johnston
  • Piedmont
  • Randolph
  • Richmond
  • Robeson
  • Sandhills
  • Vance-Granville
  • Wake

Regional Representative: Nicholas Testa
Contact Information:
Next Meeting: Coming Soon


Assigned Colleges
  • Albemarle
  • Beaufort
  • Edgecombe
  • Halifax
  • Martin
  • Nash
  • Pitt
  • Roanoke-Chowan
  • Wayne
  • Wilson

Regional Representative: Sherida Gholston
Contact Information:
Next Meeting: Coming Soon


Assigned Colleges
  • Bladen
  • Brunswick
  • Cape Fear
  • Carteret
  • Coastal Carolina
  • Craven
  • James Sprunt
  • Lenoir
  • Pamilico
  • Sampson
  • Southeastern

Regional Representative: Mary Elizabeth McIntosh
Contact Information:
Next Meeting: Coming Soon

N3CSDPA Officers 2019-2020

Executive Board

Past President – Julie Ahouse
President – Porter Brannon
President Elect – Sabrina Terry
Secretary – VACANT
Parliamentarian – Jeffrey Allen
Treasurer – Johanna Brown

Division Representatives

Accessibility - Trudie Hughes
Admissions & Recruitment - Jesse Cross
Advising & Success Coaching - Kimberly Bays
Career Services - Kasaundra Moody
Mental Health Counseling - Candice Epps Jackson
Records & Registration - Patrick Holyfield
Student Activities - Jennifer Jones
Scholarship & Student Aid - Lee Bray
Veterans Affairs - Dawn Veliky


Presidential Liaison – Laura Leatherwood
Student Development Administrators Liaison - TBD
System Office Liaison – James “JW” Kelley