Dr. J. Larry Keen
On August 1, 2007, Dr. J. Larry Keen began his service as the fourth president of Fayetteville Technical Community College. Dr. Keen is engaged in providing academic programs of study which enhance services to all students, and he strives to assist military students, veterans and their respective family members by offering flexible programs of study which provide academic credits for the valuable training and experience soldiers received while serving, regardless of military branch or location.
He has taken the lead in revitalizing technical programs verging on the brink of closure resulting in a robust series of programs in great demand and with high job placement rates. Dr. Keen is a leader in human resources development, training, and economic and workforce development, having served as vice president for the North Carolina Community College System at the state level and on numerous delegations in leadership roles at the international level.
His career reflects both classroom experience as a faculty member and educational leadership as administrator at the community college and university levels. He is actively involved in his church and community, serving on the boards of several local and regional organizations.
He is adept in understanding and responding to the unique needs and challenges faced by community college students, many of whom work while pursuing higher education; Dr. Keen, in fact, began his own higher education journey by first earning an associate degree and was simultaneously employed throughout many years as he persevered to attain a doctoral degree.
Dr. Keen received his Ed D. from Oklahoma State University, M.S. from Pittsburgh State University, B.S. from Missouri Southern State College, and A.A from Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College. He is certified as a Master Trainer and Facilitator for numerous training systems including AchieveGlobal, Development Dimensions International, and The Pacific Institute.
Dr. Keen and his wife, Vicki , have two sons, Scott and Corey. Corey and his wife Jessica have two daughters, Kaitlyn and Brianna.
Flexibility in Delivery of Instruction and a Wide Range of Program Offerings.
FTCC offers over 280 programs of study leading to the award of associate degree, certificate, or diploma. For flexibility, many programs are available 100 percent online. With so much variety to offer, FTCC truly offers something for everyone.
High-Quality Programs and Support Services.
Our faculty members care about your success and are highly skilled in their areas of expertise. Beyond the classroom, FTCC offers extensive support services, such as the Student Learning Center, the Paul H. Thompson Library, counseling services, services specifically in support of our military and veteran students, and social activities through student clubs and organizations. I encourage you to stay focused on your goals, work hard, and take advantage of these free services designed to make your journey at Fayetteville Tech both enjoyable and successful.
Environment Which Rewards Prior Military Training and Experience through Academic Credits.
Fayetteville Tech is honored to serve the men and women who protect our country and the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. FTCC recognizes the value of military training and experience and provides programs of study which convert prior military training and experience into earned academic credits toward your degree. FTCC’s Fort Bragg Center provides a full array of services for our military students, and the All American Veterans Center (located inside the General Classroom Building on the Fayetteville campus) serves veterans with not only educational counseling and services but also a beautiful facility designed in response to the needs of veterans.
Affordability and Transferability.
FTCC’s tuition is extremely affordable when compared to other educational opportunities. FTCC has articulation agreements in place with several North Carolina colleges and universities to provide students who wish to pursue a four year degree a seamless transfer process. Completing the first two years of college at FTCC saves money on tuition expense. Plus, FTCC transfer students perform exceptionally well in the four-year college environment.
These are just a few of the reasons why FTCC is “The Smart Choice” for education. Congratulations on making the smart choice! You are now on your way to achieving your goals through meaningful educational experiences that can be obtained conveniently, expeditiously, and affordably. Do your best to make the most of your learning journey, and FTCC will be there to support your needs along the way.