March 24, 2017 | Issue # 083
Earlier this month, I attended a meeting led by AACC and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, which focused on how programs such as dual enrollment could receive more support from non-federal sources. I heard from K–12 and college leaders (listed here) about successful programs that are getting students trained for the workforce faster and are gaining support from local businesses. As dual enrollment programs grow across the country, we’ll continue to have these important discussions.
“Real Change Requires a Long-Term Commitment”
Leadership experts observe that presidents who stay a decade or longer typically make lasting improvements in student success. Learn more in CC Daily.
“Making Career Connections Easier”
Community colleges are committed to tackling workforce challenges in their states. Read about it at the 21st Century Center.
Judy C. Miner, chancellor of Foothill-De Anza Community College District in California, has been elected chair of the board of directors of ACE. Congratulations, Judy!
There’s Still Time to Register
Haven’t registered for the AACC Annual Convention yet? Register now. And book your hotel by March 30 to take advantage of the group rate.
If you want to get more involved on the national level, sign up to join one of nine commissions. CEOs, vice presidents/vice chancellors, associate/assistant vice presidents/vice chancellors, and provosts from AACC member colleges are eligible to apply. Appointments range from 1 to 3 years. Commissions meet twice a year, and have access to information on the latest trends and issues affecting community colleges. Sign up today. The deadline for applying for a commission appointment is May 5.
Send Your Staff to AACC Leadership Training
The next AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute, or Roueche-FLI, will take place June 25–28, 2017, in Washington, DC. It’s aimed at mid-level community college administrators who look to be leaders in their current positions or are ready to move into a higher level of leadership. Funding is available to help cover the cost of the institute. AACC’s Future Presidents Institute (FPI) is also taking place June 25–28. It’s designed for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency.
On March 13, I attended a meeting of the search committee charged with identifying the next president of the American Council on Education (DC).
I was pleased to attend the announcement of the Aspen Prize winner on March 14 in Washington, DC. Of note, Odessa and San Jacinto Colleges, led by two AACC board members were identified as Rising Stars. And congratulations to Aspen Prize winner Lake Area Technical Institute.
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