Dr. Frank Sells starts term as CFCC’s interim president

There’s a new face in the president’s office at Cape Fear Community College. Dr. Frank Sells will serve as CFCC’s interim president while college trustees continue to search for a permanent replacement for outgoing president Dr. Eric McKeithan, who will retired on June 30.

Dr. Sells started at CFCC on Monday, July 2 and said that he is thankful for the opportunity to serve the college and he plans to work with the administrative team to maintain and sustain the excellent quality of service that CFCC provides.

“I’m very honored and excited to be a part of the Cape Fear family and I look forward to meeting as many of the faculty, staff and students as I can,” Dr. Sells stated.

The position of interim president will be a familiar role for Dr. Sells. He has decades of experience in educational leadership and last year served as the interim president at Brunswick Community College for six months.

Previously, Dr. Sells served as the president of Surry Community College in Dobson from 1999-2008. Before working with the community colleges in North Carolina, Dr. Sells served as associate superintendent and superintendent for Stokes County Schools. He was a teacher and principal at Roanoke County Schools in Virginia.

Dr. Sells holds an Ed. D. in school administration from Virginia Tech, an Ed. S. from Appalachian State University, a master’s degree from East Tennessee State University and a bachelor’s degree from Milligan College in Tennessee.

Dr. Sells will serve until a permanent CFCC president is selected and begins working at the college.

CFCC trustees have narrowed the presidential search down to six finalists and plan to begin interviews later this summer.


Dr. Frank Sells