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.