Lisa Chapman

2020-21 Aspen New Presidents Fellow
Lisa Chapman has been in the North Carolina Community College System for 32 years. She currently serves as the president of Central Carolina Community College (CCCC), a position she has held since April 2019.

Dr. Chapman began her career as a biologist at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, but after a few years moved into formal teaching and learning, spending several years at CCCC. Her tenure at the college included serving as a biology instructor, math and sciences department chair, academic dean, and executive vice president for instruction/chief academic officer, overseeing instruction as well as recruiting and academic learning support services. Chapman left CCCC in 2014 to serve as the senior vice president/chief academic officer of the North Carolina Community College System, a position she held for five years before returning to Central Carolina as president.

She has engaged in several national and state initiatives, including supporting the development of North Carolina Community Colleges’ Student Success Center and the work of JFF’s Policy Leadership Trust, as well as serving on advisory boards at various public universities in North Carolina and state government advisory councils.

Dr. Chapman holds a bachelor of science in zoology from UNC-Chapel Hill, a master of science in physiology from East Tennessee State University, and a doctor of education in curriculum and instruction from UNC-Chapel Hill.