Terri M. Manning, Ed.D.

Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Research Services
CEO, Center for Applied Research
Central Piedmont Community College 

Terri M. Manning serves as the Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Research Services and CEO of the Center for Applied Research at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Manning is also a Data Coach for Achieving the Dream consulting with seven colleges in the Michigan, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and California.

Prior to her role with Achieving the Dream, Dr. Manning opened the Center for Applied Research, a project in the entrepreneurial arm of the college. The Center is the only fully self-supporting research center at a community college in the United States.  She has been at CPCC since 1998. Before that she was fulltime graduate faculty at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she taught research methods, assessment, and program planning and evaluation.

Dr. Manning is a speaker/trainer on all subjects related to institutional effectiveness and specializes in helping college prepare for reaffirmation. She does assessment, evaluation, program/unit review training, and consulting, and is a national speaker/trainer on the millennial generation.

Dr. Manning hosts an annual Institute on Best Practices in Institutional Effectiveness where college and university faculty and staff are trained in sound institutional effectiveness processes/practices. She also serves on visiting teams for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Educational Background: Dr. Manning has a B.A. in foreign language from the University of Oklahoma; a M.S. in health science; and a Ed.D. in higher education with an emphasis in Health Behavior from Oklahoma State University.


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