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Student Development Personnel Association


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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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Collaboration, Innovation, and Life Long Learning

Special Events and Resources

Upcoming N3CSDPA Officers Meetings

Meetings will be held virtually. Inquiries regarding attending or presenting at an N3CSDPA meeting should be directed to:

Fall 2020 Virtual Conference Resources

You can now download and view powerpoints, pdfs and videos from the 2020 Fall Conference.

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 2021-2022

Executive Board

Past President – Porter Brannon
President – Sabrina Terry
President Elect – Marks Elder
Secretary – Vacant
Parliamentarian – Jeffrey Allen
Treasurer – Johanna Brown

Division Representatives

Accessibility - Trudie Hughes
Admissions & Recruitment - Jesse Cross
Advising & Success Coaching - Nicholas Testa
Career Services - Charles Mayer
Mental Health Counseling - Megan Brehun
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 - Sabrina Terry
System Office Liaison – James “JW” Kelley


2020-2021 Officer Directory

Constitution and Bylaws

Mental Health Resources

Race, Equity, and Discrimination

COVID-19: Best Practices for Student Services