Sheronda Witter Fleming, Ph.D.

Director, North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs

Youth Development Leader Advocates for Healthy Out-of-School Time Opportunities

As a college student, Dr. Sheronda Witter Fleming founded the Ladies of Distinction mentoring program for middle school girls, which ignited a passion within her regarding the necessity for access to out-of-school time learning opportunities for all youth. Following that trajectory, Sheronda has spent the last 16 years serving youth in South and North Carolina through an array of roles in out-of-school time programs and youth-serving organizations.

Since 2017, Sheronda has been at the helm of the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs, working to support afterschool professionals and advocate for out-of-school time opportunities, including health & wellness, for youth statewide. Through her role, she has learned that how a child spends their time before school, after school, and during the summer has an impact on their outcomes in school and in life. 

A proud graduate of Furman University, Sheronda also holds a master’s degree in Youth Development Leadership from Clemson University and a Ph.D. in K-12 Education Research and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and The Links, Incorporated.