Dr. Walter C. Bartlett became Piedmont Community College’s President in August 2010. He is the fourth person to serve as President of the College since it was chartered in 1970.
Dr. Bartlett received a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also holds a Masters of Industrial Engineering from N.C. State University and a B.S. degree in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he was an electronics instructor.
Dr. Bartlett has more than 25 years of experience in the North Carolina Community College System. He served as Vice President, Technical Programs at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute in Hudson, N.C., prior to being named Piedmont Community College President. He also held positions at Mitchell Community College in Statesville, N.C., and Durham Technical Community College in Durham, N.C.
Within the North Carolina Community College System, Dr. Bartlett has served on the Curriculum Program Application Revision Committee and the Leadership Council of the Super Curriculum Improvement Project.
He serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Group and as chairman of the Life-long Learning Task Force for Person County’s Strategic Planning Group. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Person County Partnership for Children, Caswell County Partnership for Children, Person County Economic Development, Person County Business and Industry Center, Inc., Person County United Way, Person Memorial Hospital and Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board. On a national level he is a member of the Board of Directors of COMBASE (a competency-based education consortium) and the Southern Association of Community, Junior and Technical Colleges.
Dr. Bartlett is a member of the Roxboro Development Group, the Industrial Relations Committee of the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce and the Roxboro American Legion, Post 138. He is Past President of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club.
He is the author of a residential electrical wiring laboratory manual which has been in circulation since 2002.