Dr. Hauser began his career at Wilkes Community College in 1997 as a Director of Industry Services and moved his way up to Executive Director, Dean and finally Vice President. Dr. Hauser has served as an adjunct professor in the Higher Education Program at Appalachian
State University. Before his career in education, Dr. Hauser was a mechanical and plant industrial engineer.
“My wife Robin and I look forward to developing new relationships in Carteret County and becoming active members of the community,” said Dr. Hauser.
The Hausers have two children. Their daughter Logan is a sophomore at NC State University majoring in Fashion and Textile Management with a concentration in Fashion Development and Product Design. Their son Carter will be attending Catawba College in the fall on a basketball scholarship and plans to major in Education. The Hausers also have a 12-year old Yellow Lab named Charlie, and a Lionhead rabbit named Bunny.
Dr. Hauser earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Appalachian State University. He has spent 19 years in the North Carolina Community College System, with 10 years of administrative responsibilities. He had been Vice President at Wilkes Community College since 2011.
Steven Davis is responsible for the College’s $18 million budget and directing the 16 men and women who carry out the administrative and financial affairs of the college.
A West Virginia native, Steven graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Technology Education. After graduation, Steven was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps obtaining the rank of Captain before leaving the Marines and starting his accounting career. For 15 years, Steven worked in private business performing accounting and tax work for small to medium sized companies. He was also the Chief Executive Officer for an $8 million computer programming and internet company. In 2006, Steven was hired as the Controller for the University of Charleston in West Virginia. For eight years, he managed the daily operations of the university’s business office $30 million budget and administered the university’s $25 million endowment fund.
Dr. Tracy Mancini joined the Carteret Community College family in June 2016. She serves as the College’s SACSCOC liaison and oversees curriculum instruction, student services, institutional effectiveness, instructional support/distance learning, and the library. Mancini began her community college career as an adjunct English instructor at Durham Technical Community College in 1994.
In addition to teaching English, Humanities, and Religion at Durham Tech, she served as chair of the English & Communications discipline and dean of Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer. She has been president of the statewide College Transfer Program Association and currently is a steering committee member for the North Carolina Association of Community College Instructional Administrators. She has served on the boards of Genesis Home and Families Moving Forward, agencies that serve homeless families, as well as NC Arts in Action, a program that brings dance and movement instruction to fourth-grade public school students. She is a member of the Beaufort Ole Towne Rotary. Mancini earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the College of William and Mary. She also earned a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of North Florida, a Master of Theological Studies degree from Duke University, and a Doctor of Education in Community College Executive Leadership degree from Wingate University. Dr. Mancini and her husband, Norris Cotton, have a Shannon sailboat in Oriental and live in Beaufort.
Perry Harker is a lifelong resident of Carteret County, growing up in Beaufort. He is a graduate of East Carteret High School and East Carolina University’s School of Business. He has been involved in workforce training and administration for more than 30 years.
Harker has worked at Carteret Community College for more than 25 years, serving in various positions (Director of Prison Programs, Small Business Center Director, Occupational Training Director) in his current role, he oversees the college’s workforce training programs. He has served on the boards of the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, Boys and Girls Club of Coastal Carolina (Executive Committee), and East Carolina Community Development Inc. (Chairman), and Downtown Morehead Revitalization. Harker is past State President of the North Carolina Community College Adult Educators Association, REAL Enterprises (Chair), an entrepreneurship curriculum development non-profit and past Chairman of the Board of Directors for Learning Resources Network (LERN), the world’s largest association in continuing education and lifelong learning. Perry is an elected member of the Carteret County Board of Education (Chair) and serves on the Wells Fargo Advisory Board. He and his wife Sharon (a Beaufort Town Commissioner) have three adult children and a granddaughter.
Associate Vice President of Institutional Research and Technology
Dr. James Blalock is a proud NC community college graduate and considers it his life’s calling to provide non-judgmental educational opportunity. Following the receipt of his Associate in Arts degree from Pitt Community College, he continued his education and holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from East Carolina University; as well as, a Master of Arts and Doctor of Education and Human Development from The George Washington University.
He states “for many people growing up and living in rural NC, it is hard to imagine living and working in Silicon Valley or on Wall Street, managing a team of analyst and programmers half-way around the world, or having another recognize your achievements by calling you doctor. I am proud to share that my community college education opened the door for these and many more wonderful life experiences. If I can do it; you can too! And your opportunity starts here.”
At Carteret Community College, Dr. Blalock oversees the offices of distance learning and online learning support, institutional effectiveness, and Information technology. He actively teaches a course each semester and conducts research focused on identifying, evaluating, and improving student academic, financial, and social success mechanisms. He and his wife Jennifer live in Newport and are members of St. Peters United Methodist Church.