December 14, 2018 | Issue # 128
As we close out the year, I’m proud to look back on our many accomplishments, including growing pathways programs at community colleges, our continuing work to build partnerships with the K-12 sector, our workforce and apprenticeship efforts, and our many leadership initiatives. There is still much work to do, particularly in terms of closing the equity gap. I look forward to working with you in 2019 to address this and other critical issues facing your institutions and the students you serve.
This is the last CEO to CEO Newsletter of 2018. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season.
“Tackling Unfinished Business”
AACC met with college leaders and officials from several AACC affiliated councils to start discussions on ways to narrow the equity gap in college completion and student success. Learn about it in CC Daily.
“Supporting the LGBTQ Community”
A New Mexico community college has implemented a variety of efforts to support LGBTQ students and employees. Read about in at the AACC 21st Century Center.
Building a Forward-Thinking Workforce
What does the opioid crisis mean for economic and workforce development? What’s next for cybersecurity and artificial intelligence training at community colleges? What tools and techniques can colleges use to change how workforce and economic development is practiced? These questions and more will be addressed at the AACC Workforce Development Institute, which will take place on January 30–February 2, 2019, in San Diego, California. A schedule is available online here.
Register for the AACC Convention
Don’t miss out on the premier event for community college leaders. Register now for the 99th Annual AACC Convention, taking place April 13–16 in Orlando, Florida. Keynote speakers are internationally renowned employee management expert and best-selling author Marcus Buckingham and acclaimed film and television actress Geena Davis.
Send a Workforce Leader to FLI at WDI
Are there any workforce and economic development and continuing education professionals at your college who want to advance their careers? Send them to the John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute (FLI) at AACC’s Workforce Development Institute, January 29–30, 2019 in San Diego. Registration closes January 9.
I was pleased to join SACS-COC President Belle Weelan and a number of CEOs from AACC member colleges at the SACS Conference on December 10 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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