Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. John Berry as the college’s vice president for student services. In this position, Dr. Berry will oversee the college’s student services operations, including recruitment, admissions, registration, career and testing services, financial aid, counseling and veterans services. Dr. Berry will also supervise the student activities department, which is responsible for CFCC’s athletics and student clubs.
Berry fills a vacancy left by Carol Cullum, who retired as the college’s vice president for student services earlier this year.
Dr. Berry is familiar with the region, having attended Camp Lejeune High School, Coastal Carolina Community College and UNCW. “I’m so happy to be able to return to the Wilmington area. I love the people here, the sense of community, the culture. I’m glad to once again be part of this vibrant community.”
“Cape Fear Community College enjoys a rich tradition of being a dynamic and forward-thinking organization, well-respected within the state of North Carolina,” says Berry. “I am excited to join this team of very talented people.”
Dr. Berry brings a wealth of experience to CFCC,” said Dr. Ted D. Spring, president of Cape Fear Community College. “He was an ideal candidate for this position. We are so glad he wanted to come back to North Carolina.”
Berry has more than 20 years of experience in higher education, most recently as the chief student affairs officer for both Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College, which share the same campus. Dr. Berry oversaw all aspects of co-curricular programming and led all areas of Central Ohio Technical College’s enrollment management functions including admissions and recruitment, academic advising, records and registration and customer service initiatives.