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Welcome to the North Carolina Community College Planning and Research Organization
(CCPRO) Website!

In 2012, North Carolina Community College Planning and Research Organization (CCPRO) celebrated a milestone 20th anniversary and CCPRO members would like to express their gratitude to Kathy Baker Smith and the others who were instrumental in founding the organization.   Because of them and its current members, CCPRO is a network of planners and researchers from the 58 community colleges across the state of North Carolina.   These professionals support each other and the work of their colleagues at their respective colleges. 

Because CCPRO members understand the importance of collaboration and are willing to share their expertise, the organization can be an especially valuable resource for those who are new to the research and planning profession. For those who are veterans of the profession, the organization is an excellent venue for sharing best practices, exchanging of ideas, and networking with fellow professionals.

If you have responsibilities or an interest in planning, research, accreditation compliance, reporting or assessment, I encourage you to attend the 2013 Annual CCPRO Conference to be held November 3-5 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC.  In addition to its annual statewide meeting, CCPRO holds regional meetings to provide professional development opportunities throughout the year.  Please contact the regional director in your area to ensure you stay connected and informed.

This website was established as a repository of helpful information to support the work of CCPRO members and others seeking information regarding institutional effectiveness, planning, research, accreditation compliance and assessment.  If you have ideas about how to improve the website, please contact one of the executive committee members listed on this website.  We are here to serve.

Finally, I hope you will take a few minutes to read the history of CCPRO located on this website.  It will be very helpful to you in your understanding CCPRO and how you can contribute to the organization.

I hope to see all of you at the conference in November!


Kim Lawing Gant
President CCPRO
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning
Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington NC  28401



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