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 Emerging Leadership Award 

Today’s leaders understand the importance of investing for the future of their colleges. The AACC Emerging Leadership Award recognizes AACC member CEOs who have created a campus culture that supports employee leadership advancement at all levels. Download the full Awards of Excellence booket [PDF] or view it on Issuu.

2013 Finalists

Jerry Sue Thorton President

Cuyahoga Community College

At Cuyahoga Community College, President Jerry Sue Thornton’s investment in professional development has created a culture of leadership. Employees have opportunities to grow their leadership skills through programs like the prestigious Mandel Leadership Development Program.

Shaun McKay


Suffolk County Community College

President Shaun McKay is building a pipeline of effective leaders at Suffolk County Community College. Through the Leadership Institute, employees gain the poise and confidence to take on leadership roles and responsibilities.

Alex Johnson

Community College of Allegheny County

Community College of Allegheny County’s Leadership Development Institute gives employees the opportunity to learn best practices from leaders within the college and the wider community college network. It came about through the leadership of President Alex Johnson.

Christine Sobek

Waubonsee Community College

From their first day on the job, employees at Waubonsee Community College are immersed in a culture of engagement, thanks to the leadership of President Christine Sobek.

Jeffrey Rahn

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

The Inspirational Leadership Academy at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College gives college employees the tools to lead with transparency, vision, reflection, and inspiration.




Read more about each finalist's leadership programs in the Community College Times.


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