June 17, 2016 | Issue # 064
There’s no slowing down for the summer. Last week, we had a major victory when a Senate subcommittee reinstated year-round Pell Grants. We also had a successful meeting with members of AASA, continuing our work to increase college readiness. We’re preparing for the upcoming John E. Roueche–Future Leaders Institute and the Presidents Academy Summer Institute. As we hurtle toward fall, we’ll keep working to support you.
“Strengthening the K-12, College Link”
Members of AACC and AASA: The School Superintendents Association held their third meeting on college readiness last Friday. Read about the meeting here.
“Bicultural Backgrounds Shape Presidents' Views”
Community college presidents who have immigrated to the U.S. from other countries feel their bicultural background helps them connect with the diverse populations at their colleges, according to this Community College Daily article.
Last Chance: Register for PASI
The 2016 AACC Presidents Academy Summer Institute (PASI) is coming up quickly. Join AACC in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, July 16–19 for this professional development program for CEOs and presidents of member community colleges.
Asbury Park College Promise
A new Promise program has launched in New Jersey. The Asbury Park College Promise, set to begin this fall, will offer eligible high school students “last-dollar” scholarships for up to 64 credits toward a degree or certificate at Brookdale Community College. The program is funded by a $240,000 grant from the nonprofit Jules L. Plangere, Jr., Family Foundation. Learn more.
AACC Dialogue on Doctoral Programs
This week, AACC hosted a meeting in Washington, DC, to discuss community college leadership with representatives from doctoral programs at Iowa State University, University of North Texas, Mississippi State University, National American University, Morgan State University, Old Dominion University, University of Florida, North Carolina State University, Fielding Graduate University, Oregon State University, Rowan University, and Ferris State University. Topics addressed include graduate program updates and synergies between AACC’s leadership development offerings and graduate programs.
On June 6, I was pleased to address the American Association of Women in Community Colleges LEADERS program in New Jersey. I traveled to Houston, Texas, on June 11 to address the inaugural class of the National Council on Student Development’s Walter G. Bumphus Leadership Institute.
See more of Where's Walter.