AACC news & notes

Policy and advocacy

Bumphus appointed to national advisory board
AACC President and CEO Walter Bumphus will serve on the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, which was formed to advise the National Council for the American Worker (NCAW) that President Donald Trump established last year. NCAW is charged to create a comprehensive national workforce strategy to ensure that America’s workers are prepared for available jobs.

Upcoming events

Register for the AACC annual convention
Don’t miss out on the premier community college event of the year. Join AACC in Orlando, Florida, April 13–16 for the 99th Annual Convention. Keynote speakers are internationally renowned employee management expert and best-selling author Marcus Buckingham and acclaimed actress and advocate Geena Davis.

Preparing for that next promotion?
AACC’s John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute (FLI) is designed for mid-level community college administrators who want to advance into a senior leadership role. The next FLI will be held June 17-19 in Washington D.C. The John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute Scholarship is awarded to defray the cost of the registration fee for those who would not otherwise be able to attend.

Prepare for the presidency
The AACC Future Presidents Institute (FPI) is a three-day intensive program for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency. Participants will engage in case studies, round-table discussions, problem-solving exercises and more. The next FPI will be held June 17-19 in Washington, D.C. Register now.

News and social media

Making safety a priority
The February/March edition of Community College Journal is now online. The issue focuses on safety and security on campus.


Equity and inclusion
A new AACC report captures the highlights of its Equity and Inclusion STEM Thought Leaders’ Summit held in the fall and provides information to guide colleges that want to structure STEM programs with equity and inclusion in mind.

Opportunities from other organizations

Call for Examples of Excelencia
Each year, Excelencia in Education presents Examples of Excelencia to engage, inspire and inform the public about increasing college access and achievement for Latino students and all students. Nominations for this year’s contest are due March 15.

About the Author

Tabitha Whissemore
Tabitha Whissemore is a contributor to Community College Daily and managing editor of AACC's Community College Journal.