NACCE 2013 Keynote Speakers
Scott Ralls, Ph.D.
President, North Carolina Community College System
Scott Ralls is the seventh president of the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS).
North Carolina’s community colleges are the most comprehensive in the nation, with programs ranging from basic skills and literacy to customized training, small business centers and workforce continuing education to technical and university transfer degree programs.
With 58 colleges serving almost 850,000 people annually, NCCCS is one of the largest systems of higher education in the United States and is internationally recognized for programs to foster economic and workforce development. Under Dr. Ralls leadership, North Carolina’s community colleges have garnered national recognition for their collective efforts to foster student success and program completion, including designation by the Brookings Institution and Rockefeller Foundation as one of "10 State and Metropolitan Innovations to Watch in 2012.”
Dr. Ralls is the recent Chair of the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges, and currently serves as the Chair of the Talent and Workforce Development Committee for the North Carolina Education Cabinet, and Co-chair of the Education and Workforce Committee for the North Carolina Economic Development Board.