Leadership Development

December 2017
American community colleges are faced with a shrinking pool of administrators who are qualified to move into executive-level positions. In 2015, a compensation survey of community college CEOs indicated that about a third of CEO’s planned to retire within five years, and 80 percent within 10 years (Phillipe, 2016). Additionally, many senior administrators were also planning to leave their institutions (American Association of Community Colleges, 2013). Aspiring mid-level administrators may find it difficult to move into executive-level positions since their academic backgrounds may be in...
May 2016
Arapahoe Community College (ACC), in conjunction with WorldDenver, hosted an 18-person panel of ambassadors from the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. This endeavor was sponsored by the ACC Foundation. The ambassadors were on campus to examine the community college business model, and, in particular, ACC’s role in facilitating business and industry partnerships through the College's Business Department (initiative to provide website/social media assistance to Denver-based Mi Casa clients) and Automotive Service Technology Program (on-...
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2016
In its most recent reports, Reclaiming the American Dream: Community Colleges and the Nation’s Future (2012) and Empowering Community Colleges To Build the Nation’s Future: An Implementation Guide (2014), the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has laid out an ambitious agenda for improvement that requires strong college leadership and institutional transformation. The reports are a critical analysis of the colleges and a call on college leaders to be more accountable for student success outcomes. Leadership makes a difference. According to Byron McClenney, Leadership Coach for...