Organization and Administration of the College

The chief administrative/chief executive officer of the College is the President who is appointed by the College’s Board of Trustees and approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

The College's administrative and operational structure consists of seven primary divisions with an administrative officer responsible for the function of each division. The divisions are: Office of the President; Academics and Guided Career Pathways; Student Engagement, Development, and Support; Campus Operations;  Finance; Strategy; and Talent and Equity.

Staffing Chart

The College publishes a Staffing Chart (pdf) that shows its organizational structure (pdf) and lists full-time positions and position titles. In accordance with GS 115D-20 and the Board of Trustees bylaws, the Board authorizes the President to employ all personnel of the institution. The Board  reviews the Staffing Chart annually.

Job Descriptions

Each position at the College is described in an approved job description on file with Human Resources. Supervisors and employees are to review job descriptions during the Performance Review and Evaluation process and should update job descriptions when any changes are made in position responsibilities, title, working hours, or required or preferred qualifications. 

Seven senior administrators report directly to the President. General job responsibilities of these administrators, follow along with information about the President’s Cabinet and the College’s councils and committees.


The President serves as the chief administrative/executive officer and is directly responsible to the Board of Trustees for the College’s operation and management. The President operates within established policies and procedures and in accordance with the Trustees’ guidelines and bylaws, and State Board of Community Colleges code. The President recommends policies to the Board of Trustees and discharges those functions that the Board may delegate. The President provides leadership for educational programs and services, maintains a qualified staff, ensures proper operating procedures for all functions within the College, and appoints committees when needed. The President participates in professional and community agency committees, boards, and organizations as necessary and appropriate. The President’s Office provides key strategic support to the Center for Workforce Engagement, Institutional Advancement, Marketing and Communications, Center for the Global Learner, and Board of Trustees operations.

Vice President, Chief Academic Officer

The Vice President, Chief Academic Officer provides the strategic vision and senior leadership for Academics and Guided Career Pathways. The Vice President is responsible for leading the development of innovative programs that address the region’s educational and workforce development needs; advancing student access, success, and completion through instructional initiatives and collaborative strategies;  strategic planning, oversight, execution, assessment, and continuous improvement; and ensuring the alignment of instructional programs  to achieve institutional goals and objectives.

Vice President, Chief Student Services Officer

The Vice President, Chief Student Services Officer provides leadership for College and Career Readiness; College Recruitment and High School Partnerships; Financial Aid and Veterans Services; Student Development and Support; and Student Engagement, Transitions, and Academic Success.

Vice President, Chief Campus Operations Officer

The Vice President, Chief Campus Operations Officer, Patrick provides leadership for Information Technology Services, Facility Services, Campus Police and Public Safety, and site operations at the Orange County and Northern Durham campuses.

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

The Vice President, Chief Financial Officer is responsible for planning, coordinating, supervising, evaluating, and supporting the College’s financial management functions. The Vice President assists the President in preparing the College's budget; establishing and maintaining an adequate system of accounting and financial reporting; supervising the procurement of services, supplies, and equipment; providing for the receipt, custody, and disbursement of institutional funds; maintaining property inventories; and providing institutional control of contracted services. The financial and business operations of the College are conducted according to the rules and regulations established by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

The Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer provides leadership for Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Planning; and oversees strategic planning, institutional effectiveness, institutional research, compliance and audit, accreditation, and special projects aligned with College priorities. The Vice President provides the overall strategic planning, management, and assessment necessary to support College leaders in work that builds core competencies to achieve the goals outlined within the strategic plan.

Vice President, Chief Talent and Equity Officer

The Vice President, Chief Talent and Equity Officer is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive talent management strategy to leverage talent for institutional growth. The Vice President leads the development and implementation of proactive equity, inclusion, and diversity initiatives which support the College’s strategic plan. 

President’s Executive Cabinet

The President’s Executive Cabinet meets with the President regularly to discuss and advise the President on major issues facing the College. In addition to bringing their unique perspectives to the discussion, Cabinet members are also responsible for sharing information and communicating, as appropriate, with other College employees. The President’s Executive Cabinet includes all administrators who report directly to the President, executive level directors, the chairs of the Faculty Association and the Staff Association, and other employees as determined by the President.

Councils, Committees, and Associations

Durham Tech promotes employee excellence and retention by investing in our employees and providing opportunities for broad participation, engagement, and collaborative decision making through the College’s councils, committees, and associations.