Wingate University announces Doctor of Education in Community College Executive Leadership program

Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer 704-233-8320

Wingate, N.C. – In an effort to meet educational needs within the community, Wingate University announces a new program for educational leaders, the Doctor of Education in Community College Executive Leadership. Classes will be taught at the Matthews Campus.

“Under the direction of recently retired South Piedmont Community College president John McKay, regional community college presidents assembled to compose and approve a new course of study for future leaders in community college settings,” said Lloyd Wimberley, associate professor and director of Wingate University’s School of Graduate and Adult Education. “Their goal was to develop the most innovative and relevant training available for this new doctoral program at Wingate.” McKay traveled to community colleges in a 200 mile radius to share the program with executives of community colleges. “The response to this program has been outstanding,” Wimberley said.

The graduate education program at Wingate University is based on a mission to prepare and sustain effective executive leaders for the 21st century. Graduates from the Doctor of Education in Community College Executive Leadership program will be prepared for positions as deans, vice presidents and presidents in community colleges. The program is focused on the preparation of practicing college personnel and providing both the theoretical and practical applications needed for community college leaders.

The Wingate University doctoral program in Educational Leadership is a 63 credit hour program. The program is experiential and requires application of knowledge and skills obtained through varied experiences. The program is based on clinical practice, problem solving and promoting institutional effectiveness in schools, school districts and educational service agencies.

Visit to learn more or call the office at 704-849-2132. Applications are now being accepted. The first classes will begin in late August.

Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 2,500 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past five years. For more information, go to