NACCE 2013 Keynote Speakers
Dr. Tony Zeiss
President of Central Piedmont Community College
In 1992, Dr. Zeiss became the third president of Central Piedmont Community College, the largest community college in North Carolina, serving approximately 70,000 students per year.
During his tenure, the college has grown from one campus to six and has become recognized as a national leader in Workforce Development. Dr. Zeiss has authored or co-authored several books on economic development, adult literacy, national workforce development and the American Civil and Revolutionary Wars. His most recent publications include four books on creating high performance employees, a book on community college leadership, a tribute to John Montgomery Belk, and a novel on the Revolutionary War.
Dr. Zeiss is past chair of the Board of the American Association of Community Colleges, past Board Chair for the League for Innovation, and was the Association of Community College Trustees’ National CEO of the year for 2004-2005. CPCC was selected as the 2002 Community College of the Year by the National Alliance of Business in 2002-2003.
Dr. Zeiss and his wife, Beth, have two sons and two grandchildren.