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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.


5th Annual Men of Color Student Leadership Institute

The National Council on Black American Affairs and its Presidents’ Roundtable will host the 5th Annual Men of Color Student Leadership Institute, October 27-30th in St. Paul, Minnesota. The theme “Man-Up:  Educating Minority Males for Leadership and Service” will bring together community college administrators and students committed to student success.  For more information please visit or contact Dr. Irvin Clark at Student application deadline is July 15, 2016.  

Experience OLS – Bellevue College, WA – Oct. 5-6

OLS is an associate’s degree program for individuals with cognitive disabilities. This conference is designed for those in college leadership positions that are interested in exploring the OLS Degree for 2017 and beyond. The visit will include spending time with students, observing the OLS classroom, experience the ART of OLS and strategically planning your next steps. For more information, please visit

 Upcoming Events

NCBAA – North Central Region Fall Conference
Closing all of the Loops: Assessment Driven Decision Making
for Student Success, Organization Sustainability, and Workforce Development
Sept. 23-24, 2016
Cincinnati, OH
For more information contact

Minority Serving Institution’s (MSI) Convening
Minority Student Success: Using Data to Effect Change
October 14-15, 2016 – Dallas, TX

Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership
October 23-28th, 2016
Intercontinental Hotel – St. Paul’s, MN
Early Deadline: May 15th


 Leadership Programs

National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC)
2016 Leadership Development Symposium
A New Day for Latinos in Community Colleges
September 22-24, 2016
Costa Mesa, CA

National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA)
15th Annual Carolyn Grubbs Williams Leadership Development Institute
October 23-28, 2016
St. Paul, MN
Deadline: October 1st.   

NCBAA 2ND Annual Advanced Leadership Institute (Open to LDI Alumni)
October 26-29, 2016
St. Paul, MN
Deadline: October 1st.

 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.

Minority Male Student Success in the Nation’s Community Colleges

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