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 CEO to CEO Newsletter 

March 6, 2015 | Issue # 033

It’s been nearly a year since we released the implementation guide for the seven recommendations of the 21st-Century Commission. I continue to hear from many of you about how you’re turning ideas into action. At this year’s convention, we’ve included sessions that feature some of these promising practices. I hope to see you there.


“Departing President Reflects on Leadership Role”

Karen Stout, president of Montgomery County Community College for almost 15 years, recently announced that she would be leaving to become president and CEO of Achieving the Dream. In this 21st Century Center article, Stout shares some thoughts as she prepares for her transition.

“The Complex Journey to Completion”

A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center demonstrates the value of counting student completions that happen at schools different from those where students started. Read the highlights in .

Trends in Community College Enrollment and Completion Data

AACC has released the second in a series of reports on trends in national community college enrollments. The report examines completion rates published by the U.S. Department of Education based on institutional level reporting, and those calculated by the National Student Clearinghouse based on student level data.


Register by March 13 for the AACC Annual Convention

Registration for the 95th Annual AACC Convention ends March 13. After that, only on-site registration will be available. Register now so you don’t miss out on the year’s largest and most dynamic gatherings of educational leaders.

Learn More about Student Loans and Rising Cohort Default Rates

Join AACC on April 17 for a preconvention session that will explore the issue of cohort default rates and what your institution can do to reverse the trend. The session also will focus on cutting-edge financial literacy programs, and other initiatives designed to support students understanding the implication of debt. Register now for Preconvention E.


On February 24, II met with Beverly Malone, CEO of the National League for Nursing. She has agreed to provide a presentation to the AACC Board in April regarding nursing accreditation.

On March 3, I attended meetings of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat and The Six in Washington, DC, and I participated in a panel on higher education and the 114th Congress for the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) for its annual Workforce Symposium/Hill Day.

Find out where else I've been.


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