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 Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity 

AACC promotes increased access and success for the diverse community college population by securing federal and private support to colleges and providing opportunities, resources, and information related to persistence, retention, program completion, and transfer.

AACC is committed to diversity in its policies, programs, and relationships, as well as in its efforts to build, maintain, and promote a culture of equity and inclusion.



The National Council of Instructional Administrators (NCIA) serves as the national voice for the involvement of community college instructional administrators in policy planning and decision making. "The Insight You Need to Navigate Upward" innovative workshop will further your understanding of the relationship between presidents and their chief academic officers.  The NCIA Workshop for Aspiring Chief Academic Officers will be held at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska, July 17-18, 2015.

Survey on Increasing Opportunities for New Americans at Community Colleges

The Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education is looking to identify tangible opportunities to help community colleges improve immigrant students' success, college completion, and career readiness. Please respond to this first-of-its-kind Survey on Increasing Opportunities for New Americans at Community Colleges by April 30. Click here for the survey. Click here for a PDF version of the survey for ease of review prior to online survey completion. Questions? Contact:

The 2015 HEED Award Application Is Now Available

Community Colleges are being invited to submit applications for the 2015 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. HEED is the only national award that recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campus. Honorees will be announced in the November 2015 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Learn more about the application process. If you have any additional questions, please contact Lenore Pearlstein at

The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement

The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE) offers colleges and universities an opportunity to learn their student registration and voting rates and, for interested campuses, a closer examination of their campus climate for political learning and engagement and correlations between specific student learning experiences and voting. Nearly 600 campuses are currently participating, and your institution is being invited to join the study as well. This opportunity is free, confidential, easy, and protective of your students’ privacy. This is not a survey, and you do not need to compile student lists or records. For more information, contact Ishara Casellas Connors, NSLVE associate director, at Or visit

 Upcoming Events

The NAPE Professional Development Institute (PDI) brings together the most current researchers and practitioners in equity, access, and diversity in education to share best practices and build a learning community through inspiring workshops and networking. The 2015 PDI will be held in Alexandria, Virginia, April 20–23, 2015.

NCWE Conference in Partnership with the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education
October 14-16, 2015
Portland, OR


 Leadership Programs

NAPE Professional Development Institute (PDI) 2015
April 20–23, 2015
Alexandria, VA

LGBTQ Leaders in Higher Education: Shaping Our Futures Conference

Hosted by Adler University in Chicago, Illinois, this first-of-its-kind conference is for LGNTQ administrators in higher education, as well was early professionals considering or desiring to be college administrators. The conference will be held June 26-28 in Chicago, IL, and will be presented by the LGBTQ Presidents in Higher Education. For more information and to register, please visit

National Community College Hispanic Council 2015 Leadership Conference (NCCHC)

The National Community College Hispanic Council will host its 2015 Leadership Symposium, September 17-19th in Ft. Worth, TX. Hosted by Tarrant County College, the conference theme Leading with Confidence in the 21st Century, promises to bring to together an exciting and informative symposium with relevant topics that will assist you in thriving as a leader in these challenging times regardless of cultural background. For more information and to register please visit

NCCHC Leadership Symposium for Hispanic Leaders in Community Colleges
September 17-19th – Ft. Worth, TX

NCBAA Leadership Development Institute for African American Community College Administrators
October 25-31st – Atlanta, GA
Deadline: October 2nd

The Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership
October 25-31st – Atlanta, GA
For an application please email Dr. Charlene Newkirk @

 Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Kevin Christian
Senior Program Associate, Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Ph: 202.728.0200 x262


Learn more about our Minority Male Student Success Database.

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