October 7, 2022 | Issue # 221
This week, AACC is hosting the John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute and Future Presidents Institute. I have never been more optimistic than I have been this week with the quality and caliber of our pipeline of future leaders.
I was pleased to offer my insights to the participants, but even as a “seasoned” leader I know that leadership development is a journey that never ends. As community colleges continue to evolve and our students have new expectations, we, too, must continuously re-assess and adjust to ensure we’re doing the best for our colleges, students, and staff. And when you see the results of this work, it will make that never-ending leadership journey much more rewarding.
A small but growing number of community colleges are reporting a slight uptick in enrollments compared to last year, but still far below the numbers they had before the Covid pandemic. Read about it in opens in a new windowCC Daily.
The Tallahassee Community College library now features a Family Study Room. The study space was created for students who need to use the library while accompanied by their young children. Learn about it in the AACC 21st Century Center opens in a new windowblog.
AACC is accepting opens in a new windownominations for consideration for the 2023 Board of Directors slate. Current member CEOs may self-nominate or nominate colleagues for consideration. All nominees must be CEOs in good standing with the association. Nominations must be submitted by October 7, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. (ET). For more information, contact opens in a new windowFiona Strothercreate new email.
AACC has opened the Call for Abstracts (formerly known as the Call for Proposals) for AACC Annual. This is your opportunity to share with other practitioners the innovations that you have implemented so that your colleges operate more efficiently and better serve students. Learn about the conference tracks and abstract submissions opens in a new windowhere. Deadline for submissions: November 15, 4:59 p.m. (ET).
Nominations are now open for the opens in a new windowAACC awards, which will be presented at the 2023 AACC Annual in Denver, Colorado. opens in a new windowOutstanding Alumni Award and opens in a new windowLeadership Award nominations are due October 21. Nominations for the opens in a new windowAwards of Excellence, opens in a new windowLeaders of the Year, and opens in a new windowRising Stars awards, as well as for the opens in a new windowDale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty, are due December 30, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. (ET).
Registration is now open for the 2023 AACC opens in a new windowWorkforce Development Institute (WDI), which will be held in Indian Wells, California, January 18-21. The 2023 WDI theme is “Shockproof.” WDI gathers together new and seasoned community college-based workforce and economic development professionals to discuss innovative strategies and promising practices in workforce and economic development.
Representatives from the Pacific Postsecondary Education Council (PPEC) met with AACC’s Executive Leadership Team in Washington, DC, on September 26. The PPEC represent the following colleges: American Samoa Community College, College of the Marshall Islands, Guam Community College, Hawaii Community College, Honolulu Community College, Kauai Community College, Leeward Community College, Northern Marianas College, and University of Guam. Thank you to all who attended, including AACC board member and Hawaii Community College Chancellor Dr. Rachel Solemsaas. AACC staff members in attendance were Kathryn Gimborys, Ramsay R. Johnson, Jr., Dr. Martha Parham, Kent Phillippe, Tammy Reichelt, Fiona Strother, and Jen Worth.
It was a pleasure to be joined by Dr. Belle Wheelan and Dr. John Roueche on October 5 to share leadership insights with the latest class of the John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute.
We also talked with the new class of the Future Presidents Institute and were fortunate to be joined by Dr. Greg Hamann.