April 7, 2023 | Issue # 233
It was great to see so many of you at AACC Annual! I could think of no better way to kick of Community College Month than to gather together and share ideas. I hope you all left the event with new ideas and new connections.
I want to congratulate all our award recipients, including the 11 Leadership Award recipients who were inducted into the opens in a new windowAACC Hall of Fame, the opens in a new windowAwards of Excellence and Rising Stars winners, and Truman Award recipient Dr. V. Celeste Carter. Nobody works in higher education for the fame, but I’m glad we were able to recognize innovative leadership and dedication to student success and the community college mission.
More than one-quarter of community college presidents plan to leave their position in the next year or two, with about 20% saying they will likely retire. More than one-third indicate they will retire within five years, according to preliminary data from the American Council on Education’s (ACE) 2023 American College President Survey (ACPS). Dive deeper into the data in this opens in a new windowCC Daily article.
AACC has released the 2023 Fast Facts, which includes information on student demographics, funding, and more. View and download it opens in a new windowhere.
The AACC Presidents Academy Summer Institute (PASI) is being held in Toronto, Ontario, July 15-18. PASI focuses on issues of critical importance to success in the role of the community college president, providing a mix of content experts and interaction around related case studies that result in the development/acquisition of ready-to-use skill sets that participants can apply back at their respective campuses. PASI also includes a special session for spouses and partners. opens in a new windowRegister here.
The next AACC opens in a new windowJohn E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute (Roueche-FLI) and opens in a new windowFuture Presidents Institute (FPI) will take place June 1-3 in Washington, DC. Roueche-FLI is designed for department chairs, deans, assistant/associate deans, or directors who look to advance into a senior leadership role. FPI is designed for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency. opens in a new windowRegistration is open for both.