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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 and Resources

Save the Date!
N3CSDPA Spring Conference

March 7 – 8, 2024
Forsyth Tech

Registration link:

This year’s theme is The Way Forward. The Way Forward is all about how Student Services professionals can leverage technology to make their work more effective and efficient and how colleges can support students through the use of technology to increase student access and success.

Therefore, we invite Student Services professionals to share their insights, experiences, and innovative approaches that enhance student services through technology.

Proposals will be accepted for the following areas, as well as general presentations for any Student Services functional area:

  • Best Practices & Usage of Colleague
  • Data Analytics for Student Success
  • Emerging Technologies in Education
  • Innovative Student Support Services Applications
  • Mobile Applications for Student Engagement
  • Usage & Impact of Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Usage & Impact of Early Alert System
  • Using AI and Best Practices for Use

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 26th and multiple submissions are welcome! Please use this link: to submit your presentation.

Courtyard by Marriott Winston-Salem Hanes Mall

1600 Westbrook Plaza Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Distance from event:
3.1 miles from Forsyth Tech
Phone: (336) 760-5777
Rates: $100 USD - $110 USD per night group rate
Email contact:
Click this link to go to hotel reservations and book your group rate using the following information.
Event: N3CSDPA
Start Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
End Date:
Friday, March 8, 2024
Last Day to Book: Friday, February 23, 2024

Holiday Inn Express & Suites: Winston - Salem SW – Clemmons

6330 Jessie Lane, Clemmons, NC, US
Distance from event: 8.6 miles from Forsyth Tech

Fairfield Inn & Suites Winston-Salem Downtown

125 South Main Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Distance from event: 3.8 miles, 9 minutes from Forsyth Tech
Phone: (336) 714-2800

LaQuinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Winston-Salem

Griffith Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Distance from event:
2.6 miles, 7 minutes from Forsyth Tech
Phone: (888) 312-2399 ext 220

Upcoming N3CSDPA Officers Meetings

Inquiries regarding attending or presenting at an N3CSDPA meeting should be directed to:

  • Spring 2024: Friday, March 1 -Virtual Meeting
  • Summer 2024: Friday, July 12 - Virtual Meeting

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: Callie Radford
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: Jennifer Campbell
Contact Information:
Next Meeting: Coming Soon


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

Regional Representative: Dr. Andre Davis
Contact Information:
Next Meeting: Coming Soon


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

Regional Representative: Shaquana Deans
Contact Information:
Next Meeting: Coming Soon


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

Regional Representative: Gina Mecca
Contact Information:
Next Meeting: Coming Soon

N3CSDPA Officers 2021-2022

Executive Board

Past President – Porter Brannon
President – Sabrina Terry
President Elect – Dr. Andre Davis
Secretary – Rachel Scott
Parliamentarian – Vacant
Treasurer – Vacant
Public Relations – Michelle Harris

Division Representatives

Accessibility - Demetria Nickens
Admissions & Recruitment - Cailin Asip
Advising & Success Coaching - Tiffany Robinson
Career Services - Charles Mayer
Mental Health Counseling - Ernest Lawson
Records & Registration - Anastasia Ramirez
Student Activities - Danielle Poyner-Ruffin
Scholarship & Student Aid - Lee Bray
Veterans Affairs - Jason Bocchino


Presidential Liaison – Dr. John D. Gossett
Student Development Administrators Liaison - Sabrina Terry
System Office Liaison – James “JW” Kelley