The Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr. Amanda K. Lee has been selected as the new CFCC president. Dr. Lee was unanimously chosen by the Board of Trustees from a pool of four finalists who were interviewed earlier this week.
Dr. Lee has served as CFCC’s interim president since January, and worked as CFCC’s vice president for instructional services preceding her appointment as interim.
“We are confident we have made an excellent choice for CFCC and for the Wilmington community,” said Jason Harris, chair of CFCC’s Board of Trustees.
“Dr. Lee is a strong, respected leader. She has the right skill set and experience for the job as well as an amazing vision for the college. We look forward to working with her and expect great things.”
Dr. Lee has worked at CFCC for over a decade, starting her tenure at CFCC in 2003 as an instructor before moving into administration.
As CFCC’s vice president for instructional services, Dr. Lee was primarily responsible for the planning and oversight of the college’s academic divisions, including arts and sciences, technical and vocational education, continuing education and two learning resources centers. In addition, Dr. Lee has worked with faculty and business representatives to coordinate the development, approval and implementation of new academic curricula and job training programs. In this role, she was also involved with faculty, staff, trustees and architects in the planning and design of the college’s new academic facilities. She has also coordinated efforts to introduce new and maintain ongoing statewide initiatives with the N.C. Community College System.
“Cape Fear Community College is an exceptional institution and it is my great honor to be able to serve its students, employees and the community in this role,” Dr. Lee said.
“CFCC enjoys great success because of the dedicated professionals who work hard every day to create an unparalleled educational experience for our students, an open, supportive environment for business, and a strong partnership with the community we serve. I look forward to working alongside those professionals as we continue to grow and innovate. I’m excited about all the opportunities that lie ahead.”
Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Lee attended Baylor University in Texas, where she earned her BA in Telecommunications and her MA in Communication Studies. Dr. Lee earned her doctorate in Communication Arts from Regent University in Virginia. She currently lives in the Ogden area with her husband and two daughters.
The Board of Trustees’ selection is pending final approval from the NC State Board of Community Colleges.