May 10, 2019 | Issue # 137
It’s commencement season—one of my favorite times of the year. When the pomp and circumstance fades, think about stepping away from your desk and away from your campus for a few days to regroup with your peers. The 2019 Presidents Academy Summer Institute provides an opportunity to focus on current challenges, emerging trends, and opportunities unique to the CEO role. If you’re a newer president, there also is an opportunity to develop a mentor-mentee relationship with a more seasoned CEO. Details about this year’s PASI are in the “Must Do” section.
This weekend marks the Mother’s Day holiday and I’d like to acknowledge the many contributions that mothers make to our lives. To all you mothers, thank you for all you do. Have a very happy Mother’s Day.
Learn about the AACC Unfinished Business initiative and how campus leaders are committing to equity in student outcomes in the latest issue of Community College Journal.
The Trump administration held a day-long event at the U.S. Education Department focused on promising practices, as well as challenges, in using education and job training to help incarcerated individuals. Learn more in CC Daily.
If you missed seeing the 2019 State of the Association video at the AACC convention, you can watch it here.
The U.S. Department of Labor announced a new Job Corps demonstration project to provide at-risk youth with job skills instruction, educational opportunities, and individualized employment counseling through the establishment of the Job Corps Scholars Program. DOL intends to competitively award up to 20 grants to accredited, 2-year, public community colleges; accredited, public 2- and 4-year historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs); and accredited tribal colleges and universities (TCUs). Learn more in this press release.
Gather with your colleagues at the 2019 Presidents Academy Summer Institute. Join us July 13–16 in Atlanta, Georgia, as we focus on issues of critical importance to success in the role of the community college president.
Is there someone at your college who could benefit from professional development? Send him or her to AACC’s John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute or the Future Presidents Institute. They both will take place June 17–19 in Washington, DC. Register online.