Dianne O. Snyder, DHA, RN
Dianne O. Snyder has served as President for Cabarrus College of Health Sciences since 2008. In this role, Dr. Snyder is responsible for the programs, policies and priorities necessary to ensure that the College remains a leader in educating nurses and allied health professionals. Under her leadership, the College has grown in enrollment, faculty and instructional programs and in 2014, was ranked 8th among 51 colleges and universities in North Carolina by USA Today College.
Dr. Snyder brings over 35 years of healthcare experience to Cabarrus College. Her career began as a bedside nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chicago. Since then, she has held several consulting and senior leadership positions including those of Vice President for Nursing, Vice President for Operations and Executive Director of Health, Wellness and Community Outreach for Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast.
Dr. Snyder holds a Doctorate of Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, a Master of Science in Nursing from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Georgia. She also holds professional memberships in the American Health Science Educational Consortium and Sigma Theta Tau International and is a member of the MURDOCK Study Advisory Board.
Beyond the academic and professional environments, Dr. Snyder is active in numerous community organizations, serving on the boards of the Cabarrus ARTS Council, NorthEast Foundation and as President of the Concord Rotary Club. In 2014, Dr. Snyder was recognized by Business Today as a "Top Women in Business."
Dr. Snyder grew up in Indiana the daughter of an educator and a nurse. She is married to Richard Snyder and they have lived in the Concord area for over 25 years.
Meg Patchett, PhD
Dr. Patchett joined the Cabarrus College administrative team in August 2008. In her role as Provost, she oversees all academic and continuing education programs, as well as the Cabarrus College Information Resource Center.
Dr. Patchett came to Cabarrus College from nearby Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. She worked five years there as an adjunct instructor prior to becoming full-time lead psychology instructor. While at the College, she held the position of Social Sciences Program Head and prior to her departure served three years as Dean of Arts and Sciences. She was the recipient of the 2006 Outstanding Employee Award, was a two-time winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award, and in 2004 was the college's state nominee for the NC Community College Excellence in Teaching Award.
A professor of psychology, Dr. Patchett began her educational career at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, earning a bachelor of arts in sociology and psychology. Her undergraduate research thesis examined the influence of widowhood on elderly women's friendships. Dr. Patchett then attended the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio as a graduate teaching and research assistant at the Institute for Life Span Development and Gerontology. Her primary focus areas included age discrimination in employment, career progression of middle-aged and older adults, technology and its impact on the training and development of aging adults, and the relationship between goal setting and achievement motivation. Dr. Patchett graduated from the psychology department with her master's degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and her doctorate in Industrial Gerontology.
Dr. Patchett is a long-standing member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and currently sits on the Competitive Workforce Alliance's Allied Health Regional Skills Partnership steering committee. In addition to active involvement in local churches and schools, Dr. Patchett has worked with the North Carolina New Schools Project, NC Network for Excellence in Teaching, the American Association of University Women, and served on the Cabarrus County Schools Gifted Education Advisory Board.
Dr. Patchett is originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, is married, and the proud mother of three grown children. She and her husband enjoy doting on their two robustly built cats, visiting family, and taking vacations to the mountains and beach.
Chris Corsello, MS
Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Ms. Corsello joined Cabarrus College in April 2012 as Dean for Student Services and Enrollment Management. She previously served for five years as the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, as well as the Athletic Director at the University of Maine Presque Isle (UMPI). Prior to her position at UMPI, Ms. Corsello spent three years as a private higher education consultant specializing in organizational structure and efficiency and doing executive (Vice President and President level) searches for colleges and universities while residing in Matthews, North Carolina. She served for six years as the Dean of Students and Chief Student Affairs Officer at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston, MA, as Associate Dean of Students at Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, MA for eight years, and worked in residence life at Stonehill College in Easton, MA and at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.
Ms. Corsello did her doctoral work at the University of Massachusetts in Higher Education Policy Research and Administration, received her master's degree in counseling, with a student personnel emphasis, from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and her bachelor of science degree in community recreation with a sports emphasis from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Ms. Corsello enjoys spending time with her wife Joy and their three West Highland White Terriers: Lexi, Aspen & Piper. Both Chris and Joy are avid golfers and enjoy all sports and outdoor activities, especially fly fishing, biking, hiking and camping.
Kim Bradshaw, MEd
Dean of Administrative and Financial Services
Ms. Bradshaw joined Cabarrus College in October 2014 as Dean for Administrative and Financial Services. This is a joint position between Cabarrus College and Carolinas College of Health Sciences. She has served at Carolinas College in various business office and financial aid roles since 2001. Prior to joining Carolinas College, Ms. Bradshaw served as the Financial Aid Assistant at South Piedmont Community College for seven years. She began her career in finance prior to that as a Staff Accountant for The Crosland Group in Charlotte, NC. Ms. Bradshaw received her master's degree in adult education with a concentration in higher education administration from Jones International University in 2010. She received her bachelor of art degree in communications from Winthrop University.
Ms. Bradshaw is originally from Wytheville, Virginia. She has been married for over 20 years to a United Methodist pastor. They currently live in Indian Trail, North Carolina. She enjoys traveling and singing in the church praise band.