• College and Career Counselors
    2021-2022



                     Phone: 919-856-7810 x0
                     Email: cwithers@wcpss.net






    Mr. Christopher Withers

    Christopher J. Withers received his undergraduate degree in Organizational Management from Saint Augustine’s University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Strayer University. He has worked in the management enrollment field within university operations for the last 14 years, including having worked at Elizabeth City State University and Saint Augustine’s University as the Director of Admissions. Additionally, Mr. Withers worked at North Carolina Central University as the Assistant Director of International Recruitment. Mr. Withers is currently a doctoral candidate at Nova Southeastern University, pursuing a degree in Organizational Leadership and Technology. Mr. Withers resides in Rolesville, North Carolina, where he lives with his wife of 23 years. Together they have one daughter, a freshman at North Carolina A&T.


                   Phone: 919-856-7810 x0
                   Email: ggleason@wcpss.net
                 

    Ms. Gretchen Gleason

    Gretchen Gleason joins Broughton Magnet High School as a part-time college and career counselor this year. She is a proud graduate of Syracuse University where she studied Advertising, Spanish, and Italian. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa, she went to work for advertising giant McCann Erickson in NYC. Realizing that she would rather sell education than products, Gretchen took a job in the Admissions office at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. During her time there she developed relationships with students and counselors which revealed her true passion for working with kids. She then went on to become a college counselor at the Lovett School in Atlanta. On a whim, Gretchen headed to San Diego, California to continue her counseling work at the Bishop’s School. After six years she became the Director of College Counseling at Bishop’s. Her husband’s career later led their family back east to Cary, NC where she now spends her time volunteering at her children’s elementary school and reading applications for NYU in the winter. Gretchen has three young children and the world’s cutest corgi.