Margaret Annunziata

2020-21 Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow
Dr. Margaret Annunziata currently serves as vice president of academic affairs at Davidson County Community College in North Carolina. Leading an outstanding team of faculty and staff across curriculum and noncredit programs, Dr. Annunziata works in collaboration with business and industry, K-12, and university partners to build and sustain opportunities for students to earn educational credentials and skills that position them for highly skilled, rewarding careers.

Prior to her current role, Dr. Annunziata served the faculty, staff, students and communities of DCCC as a faculty member, director of student success and institutional assessment, coordinator of continuing education programs, and director of the campus child development center. She is a passionate advocate for educational access and equity, leading the college’s Achieving the Dream and Frontier Set initiatives and working with faculty to support teaching and learning in support of student success. Dr. Annunziata was recently recognized by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society with the Distinguished College Administrator Award.

Dr. Annunziata holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Wingate University, a master of science in human development and family studies from Auburn University, and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and economics from Bellarmine University. Margaret lives in Davidson County, North Carolina, with her husband, Ken; two sons, Nicholas and Michael; and daughter, Sydney.