WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – There is a new President at Cape Fear Community College. At a morning news conference Friday, Barren Nobles, Chairman of the CFCC Board of Trustees, officially welcomed Dr. Ted Spring to his new job.
Spring brings over four decades of experience in higher education to Cape Fear. He comes to Wilmington after serving for seven years President of New River Community & Technical College in West Virginia.
Spring takes over one of the largest community colleges in the North Carolina Community College system. Over 31,000 students are currently enrolled at CFCC.
He says one of his priorities will be telling the nation about all of the different programs that Cape Fear offers.
"We have a lot of programs here that we are doing well, very good things and we need to be sharing them with other community colleges, not only in our own region, but thru out the state and as I said, on the national level as well," said Spring.
Spring is currently serving as chair-elect of the National Rural Community College Alliance Organization.
He replaces Doctor Eric McKeithan, who retired in late June after 18 years at Cape Fear.
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