July 28, 2023 | Issue # 241
Next week, the AACC Board will be in town for our annual board retreat. I look forward to kicking off this new board term and getting to know our new board members better. This will be the first board meeting led by our new chair, Palm Beach State College President Ava Parker. I’m eager to get down to business.
I also want to thank all of you who attended the Presidents Academy Summer Institute. I know that I left the meeting with a lot of new information and a lot to reflect on. I hope you did, too. Once again, I want to thank Drs. Dorey Diab and Jerry Sue Thornton, Tammy Reichelt, and members of the Presidents Academy Executive Committee for coordinating an outstanding institute.
Community colleges saw increases in both persistence and retention rates this year, according to a new report from National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center. Learn more in CC Daily.
Durham Technical Community College’s Community Health Lab serves members of underserved communities in North Carolina and provides clinical training site for students. Read about it in the AACC 21st Century Center blog.
The Metallica Scholars program enters its fifth year of supporting community college students. To mark the anniversary, 11 new colleges have been added to its existing 31-college roster. The workforce education initiative was launched in 2019 by Metallica’s All Within My Hands (AWMH) foundation in partnership with AACC.
Join AACC’s government relations team for a federal policy update webinar on August 1, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. (ET). Topics will include the latest on federal funding, Dept. of Education regulations, short-term Pell legislation and more. Register here.
The John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute and Future Presidents Institute will next take place in Denver, Colorado, September 10-12. These institutes are aimed at emerging and current leaders. Consider sending someone from your college! Registration is now open.
Thank you to all the community college CEOs who attended the Presidents Academy Summer Institute, held in Toronto, July 15-18.
And thank you to the spouses/partners who attended PASI, as well.
I was pleased to participate on a panel with Colleges Ontario President & CEO Marketa Evans and Humber College President & CEO Ann Marie Vaughan where we discussed trends in higher education. Thank you to Humber College for hosting us.