Former CPCC Associate Vice President Sues College For Discrimination

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A former Central Piedmont Community College associate vice president is suing the college.

Carolyn Quincy Foil White accuses CPCC of age and gender discrimination.

White claims that when President Kandi Deitemeyer took over in 2017, Deitemeyer laid off more than a dozen staff members, mainly over 40 years old and women.

White was the associate vice president for a fundraising arm of the school.

She said she brought in millions of dollars more than her predecessor and had good performance reviews.

“The lawsuit alleges more broadly a potential broader impact on older workers, in particular older female staff, as being disproportionately impacted by the staffing changes that the new president implemented,” the plaintiff’s lawyer Josh Van Kampen said.

CPCC told Action 9′s Jason Stoogenke: “The college is aware of the lawsuit. The college categorically refutes the allegations contained in the complaint and will defend itself vigorously in court.”

Josh Van Kampen

Joshua R. Van Kampen is the founder and leader of Van Kampen Law, PC in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2017, Super Lawyers rated Josh in its “Top 100” attorneys in the state. At 45, Josh is among the youngest attorneys in North Carolina to receive that designation. The road to the Top 100 in North Carolina started in Chicago, Illinois where Josh worked as an associate for two nationally recognized employment law defense firms: Seyfarth Shaw and Franczek Radelet. During his six years as a defense attorney, Josh defended Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller businesses in age, race, sex, disability, sexual harassment, traditional labor, and wage and hour litigation. Josh’s defense experience also included counseling employers on litigation avoidance and sexual harassment training.