The road ahead is filled with abundant possibilities, and we are honored that you have chosen us to make the first step in your educational journey.

我们学院是一个充满活力的学院. Each year we introduce new academic programs that keep pace with our students’ evolving needs and aspirations. This year our newest programs include the Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation and the Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation. The Volt中心 in downtown New Bern continues to expand with the addition of Diesel 技术 programs and a state-of-the-art 执法 Training Simulator. Our new 学术支持中心 opened in January on the New Bern campus, and is designed for personalized tutoring, 测试准备, 技术支持.

Our broad range of educational opportunities include 大学 transfer, 健康项目, 技术培训, 员工发展, 和更多的. 你是否在攻读学位, 文凭, 证书, 或者劳动力发展证书, our programs have been designed to help you succeed in local career opportunities and in the global job market.

We are here to provide you with education and skills that will open doors for a lifetime of success. On behalf of all the faculty and staff at Craven Community 大学, 我们很自豪你能加入我们的大家庭, and we look forward to celebrating your journey ahead.


Dr. 雷Staats


Craven CC总裁雷Staats

Dr. Raymond Staats is the president of Craven Community 大学 in New Bern, North Carolina.

He began his professional career as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. 他最初担任空间 & 导弹作战军官, with positions in satellite command and control, 太空发射, 以及导弹测试和评估.

His military career transitioned to positions in higher education upon obtaining his doctorate at Virginia Tech in 2003. Dr. Staats served as a graduate faculty member at the Air Force Institute of 技术 in Dayton, Ohio. He joined the Community 大学 of the Air Force in Montgomery Alabama in 2006, first as Vice Commandant and later as Commandant. He concluded his military career in 2009, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel with more than 20 years of Air Force active duty service. He has continued to pursue his passion for higher education leadership, serving in college executive positions in Illinois and Alabama. He joined Craven Community 大学 as its fifth president on July 20, 2015.

Dr. Staats is an active community leader and currently serves on the nonprofit boards of the New Bern and 遮阳布 Chambers of Commerce, 瑞士的熊, Craven 100联盟, 澳门葡京赌场开户网基金会, 以及东部公共广播基金会. He also serves on the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Presidential Advisory Board.

Dr. Staats holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Syracuse University, a Master of Science degree in Space Operations from the Air Force Institute of 技术, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. He also is a graduate of Air War 大学 and Harvard University’s Institute for Management and Leadership in 教育.

He and his wife, Dawn, have two adult sons and a granddaughter.




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