Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Davis, James E.

Committee Member

Stumpf, Arthur D.

Committee Member

King, Stephanie B.

Committee Member

Wiseman, William M.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access


Community College Leadership

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


College of Education


Department of Leadership and Foundations


The purpose of this study was to provide an assessment of the involvement of North Carolina’s 58 community and technical colleges in intercollegiate athletics during the academic year 2013 – 2014. This study was similar to Alexander’s 2009 study A Descriptive Study of Intercollegiate Athletics in Mississippi’s Public Community and Junior Colleges and Castaneda’s study (2004) at the University of North Texas The importance of intercollegiate athletics at rural-serving community colleges. These data could assist North Carolina community and technical college presidents, vice presidents residing over athletics, athletic directors, and other policy makers in their decision-making processes concerning intercollegiate athletics. These leaders can now readily compare their institution data from other colleges statewide. This study included the entire population of North Carolina’s 58 public community and technical colleges. Frequencies and percentages were utilized by the researcher to report the information. Data were collected to provide an overview of intercollegiate athletics at North Carolina’s public community and technical colleges. Information included location, student participation, amount of athletically related student aid, teams sponsored, athletic revenues and expenses, and staffing requirements, including salaries.