Advisory Board members for the Belk Center offer unique expertise to direct the Center forward in preparing the next generation of community college leaders and addressing the most pressing issues that face North Carolina community colleges. The Belk Center is pleased to welcome three new members to our trusted Advisory Board: Dr. Janet N. Spriggs, Dr. Kandi W. Deitemeyer, and Dr. John Enamait. Learn more about our new board members below!
Janet N. Spriggs, Ed.D became the seventh President for Forsyth Technical Community College on January 1, 2019. Prior to joining Forsyth Tech, she served seven years in various executive leadership roles at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and for fifteen years as an executive leader at Carteret Community College, giving her almost 24 years of service in the North Carolina Community College System. Dr. Spriggs earned her doctorate in higher education administration from Northeastern University in 2018. A native of North Carolina, Dr. Spriggs grew up in Milton, NC and is also proud to be a former community college student. “I have witnessed countless life-changing moments that illustrate the power of education to transform lives,” says Dr. Spriggs, “and as a low-income, first-generation student, education changed my life. As a leader, I believe leaders are more effective when they lead from within rather than from above and by influence instead of authority, and I am committed to a culture of belonging where inclusion is weaved into the fabric of who we are.” She has been married to her husband Doug for more than 30 years and they love spending time with their five children, four grandchildren, and their two Norfolk Terriers. Read more about Dr. Spriggs here.
Kandi W. Deitemeyer, Ed.D., a native of Hollywood, FL, assumed her role as Central Piedmont Community College’s fourth president in January 2017. With master’s (1996) and doctoral (2002) degrees in Counselor Education and Educational Leadership at the University of South Florida, Deitemeyer has served in multiple leadership positions across her career. These include vice president for academic programs at Davidson County Community College (DCCC) and president of the College of The Albemarle in northeastern North Carolina. As current president of CPCC, Deitemeyer has focused her efforts on building relationships across the college’s six-campus footprint and throughout Mecklenburg County. She also currently serves as president of the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents. Deitemeyer explains her passion for the work of community colleges by saying Central Piedmont and colleges like it across the nation “are in the life-transformation business.” Community colleges, perhaps more so than other institutions of higher learning, impact the lives of their students dramatically. Community colleges give their students hope and a pathway to a meaningful, productive life that might have been otherwise unattainable. Dr. Deitemeyer and her husband, Gary, and their daughter, Zoe, reside in Charlotte. Read more about Dr. Deitemeyer here.
Dr. John Enamait began his role as President at Stanly Community College in August 2016. Prior to SCC, Dr. Enamait worked as Vice President of Instruction at Edgecombe Community College, Dean of the School of Business, Industry, and Technology at Catawba Valley Community College, and as a faculty member at Caldwell Community College. Prior to his working career in the NC Community College System, Dr. Enamait worked for a heavy industrial Fortune 500 subsidiary in several capacities. His last position in industry was that of a manufacturing engineer. Not only did Dr. Enamait’s working career in education begin at CCC&TI, he earned an Associate’s in Applied Science from there as well. After being mentored by several caring faculty who instilled a desire for further education, Dr. Enamait continued his education at Gardner-Webb University. There, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree (1999) and an MBA (2001). Dr. Enamait earned his Ph.D. in Technology Management with a Digital Communication specialization from Indiana State University in 2012. Currently, Dr. Enamait also serves as chair of the Personnel and Professional Development Committee for the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents. He and his lovely wife, Anissa, live in Albemarle and have two daughters. Read more about Dr. Enamait here.
Thank you, Dr. Spriggs, Dr. Deitemeyer and Dr. Enamait, for your commitment to the Advisory Board and our support of North Carolina’s executive leaders! We look forward to your continued work with the Belk Center.