Excellence. It’s a word we use often, but we rarely pause to define it.
Certainly we can recognize the qualities of excellence: innovative . . . aspirational . . . inspirational.
With support from its board of directors, the American Association of Community Colleges created its Awards of Excellence program to celebrate the truly extraordinary—often visionary—work being done at our member colleges. These are models that, in the words of the 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges, put us on the pathway to reimagining our institutions—not as they are but as they can and should be.
With this special program, we DO define excellence—not by words but by the actions of exemplary institutions and the individuals who lead them.
--Walter G. Bumphus, AACC President and CEO