SANFORD – Central Carolina Community College has a new vice president of Institutional Advancement, dean of Student Learning, and chair of the Math and Science Department.
• Celia Hurley
Celia Hurley, of Sanford, is now vice president of Institutional Advancement. In that position, she oversees the strategic direction and operations of the CCCC Foundation, Marketing and Public Affairs, and Institutional Effectiveness offices. She also serves as the college’s liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Hurley has been with the college since 2003, serving as director of Distance Education, director of Staff Development, Quality Enhancement Plan co-director, and Assessment Resource developer. From 2008 until moving into her new position, she served as the director of Institutional Effectiveness and the SACS liaison.
Prior to coming to CCCC, Hurley was director of Teaching Excellence/Distance Education at Randolph Community College. She had also taught broadcast, audio, video and writing courses at University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communication.
The new vice president has a Master of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of Florida-Gainesville and a bachelor’s degree in broadcast/cinema from UNC-Greensboro. She is a 1997 graduate of the North Carolina Community College System Leadership Program.
• Carl Bryan
As dean of Student Learning, Carl Bryan, of Broadway, is responsible for assessing learning needs and coordinating all student-learning support programs, including the college library, academic assistance programs, and developmental studies.
Bryan has been with the college since 1992 and previously served as the chairman of the Social Science and Wellness Department and as a physical education instructor. In 2010, his peers chose him as the college’s Instructor of the Year.
He is a volunteer coach with local soccer, baseball and basketball organizations. In 2005, he was honored as the Lee County Pop Warner Coach of the Year. Bryan holds bachelor and master’s degrees in Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and has taken classes toward his doctorate at North Carolina State University.
• Scott Byington
Scott Byington, of Apex, is the new chair of the Math and Science Department. He has been with the college since 2007 as a biology instructor and associate in science degree advisor at the college’s Harnett County Campus, in Lillington
Before joining CCCC, he taught at Nash Community College and Cary Academy and served as a consultant to SAS Institute. He has multiple publications and professional presentations to his credit. Byington is affiliated with a number of professional organizations and has won many honors and awards for teaching excellence. He is also currently working with Duke University as a curriculum developer for the Duke TIP, a program for gifted students.
Byington has a bachelor’s degree in biology from James Madison University and a Master of Science in Biology from West Virginia University. He has earned post-graduate credits from NCSU and more than 80 hours of certification for the N.C. Environmental Educator Program.