Macomb Community College President Recognized With 2017 ETS O’Banion Prize

Jim Jacobs, President, Macomb Community College, was awarded the 2017 Educational Testing Service O’Banion Prize at the League’s Innovations Conference in San Francisco, California, March 13, 2017.

Named in honor of Dr. Terry O’Banion, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow of the League for Innovation in the Community College, the Educational Testing Service O’Banion Prize is given to an individual who has greatly influenced a transformation in teaching and learning, or to a college that best exemplifies the ideals and characteristics of a learning college as established by O’Banion and the League.

Jacobs has served as Macomb Community College’s President since 2008. Prior to his appointment, he concurrently served as Director for the Center for Workforce Development and Policy at the college, and as Associate Director, Community College Research Center (CCRC), Teachers College, Columbia University, where he currently serves as a member of its board of directors.

He is a Past President of the National Council for Workforce Education and a member of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Assessment of Career and Technical Education. He is also a member of the Community College Advisory Panel to the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey.

The Educational Testing Service O’Banion Prize is presented annually at the Innovations Conference. Click here for more information about this international conference dedicated to innovative approaches for teaching, learning, and enhancing the community college experience.