Tony Zeiss, who retires this month after 24 years as president of Central Piedmont Community College, has taken on a new job: as executive director of the new Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.
Zeiss, 70, will take over the still unfinished museum a short walk from the U.S. Capitol.
“It’s all about celebrating the history, the narrative and the impact of this amazing book,” Zeiss told the Observer Friday.
Zeiss is leaving his longtime post at CPCC, where Kandi Deitemeyer, 47-year-old president of a community college on the North Carolina coast takes over in January.
Zeiss, a member of the Church of Christ who teaches Sunday school and speaks in sanctuaries, will take over the $500 million museum in January. He’ll oversee a staff of more than 150.