Col­lege pres­i­dent ap­pointed to na­tional com­mis­sion


— Ce­cil Col­lege Pres­i­dent Mary Way Bolt has been ap­pointed to the Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Com­mu­nity Col­leges Com­mis­sion of Re­search, Tech­nol­ogy and Emerg­ing Trends.

Bolt be­gan her three-yeart­erm on the com­mis­sion on July 1.

“We are sure that your in­sights and lead­er­ship will sig­nif­i­cantly con­trib­ute to the board’s de­ci­sion-mak­ing process and its abil­ity to serve the in­ter­ests of all AACC mem­ber in­sti­tu­tions,” said Dr. Wal­ter G. Bum­phus, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Com­mu­nity Col­leges, in a let­ter to Bolt con­firm­ing her ap­point­ment. “Ded­i­cated lead­er­ship is


es­sen­tial to the con­tin­ued suc­cess of com­mu­nity col­leges and to our as­so­ci­a­tion.”

The Com­mis­sion on Re­search, Tech­nol­ogy and Emerg­ing Trends is one of the AACC’s six com­mis­sions. Each com­mis­sion con­sists of about 24 rep­re­sen­ta­tives from mem­ber in­sti­tu­tions who are CEOs or ad­min­is­tra­tors, plus ad­di­tional peo­ple from or­ga­ni­za­tions who work in ar­eas rel­e­vant to that com­mis­sion’s spe­cific charges.

The com­mis­sions were es­tab­lished to ac­com­plish the fol­low­ing: pro­vide ad­vice to the AACC board and staff; en­cour­age col­lab­o­ra­tion among com­mu­nity col­lege en­ti­ties and or­ga­ni­za­tions; pro­vide a fo­rum for fo­cused con­ver­sa­tion about the im­por­tant com­mu­nity col­lege is­sues and pri­or­i­ties of the day; pro­vide for in­creased in­volve­ment in the as­so­ci­a­tion by AACC mem­ber CEOs and other pro­fes­sional staff; and pro­vide lead­er­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties for mem­bers of the AACC board of di­rec­tors who serve as chairs.

The AACC is the pri­mary ad­vo­cacy or­ga­ni­za­tion for the na­tion’s com­mu­nity col­leges. The as­so­ci­a­tion rep­re­sents nearly 1,200 two-year, as­so­ciate de­gree­grant­ing in­sti­tu­tions and more than 13 mil­lion stu­dents.


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