Equity

October 2019
After a productive career in community college leadership as President at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley and founding Chancellor at Community College of Baltimore County, I moved on to lead the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. (NACME). NACME is the nation’s largest private provider of scholarships for underrepresented minorities (URMs)—African Americans, Latinos, and American Indians/Alaska Natives—in engineering education. The NACME scholarship and university strategy has proven to be an eminently successful paradigm for undergraduate minority...
September 2017
At Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), we recognize the completion agenda as a transformational call to action. Recent seminal works from the American Association of Community Colleges and others leave no doubt that “taking on bold ideas and dramatic change is the only way to meet college completion goals” (American Association of Community Colleges, 2014, p. 3). Further, as a member of Achieving the Dream, we know that dramatic change cannot happen without “designing all interventions with equity and scale in mind” (Achieving the Dream, 2017, para. 1). This article explores the use of...