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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.


AACC Celebrates National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month celebrates the contributions of Asian/Asian Pacific Americans to American history. In 1978, Congress passed a Congressional Resolution for APA Heritage to be celebrated during the first week in May.  In 1992, the celebration was extended through the entire month of May.  Please share any programming that you campus is doing by sending it to  For more information on the month please visit  

Free Webinar on Equity Planning for Men of Color

Nationally, there has been an intensive focus on strategic planning that focuses on advancing equity outcomes for men of color. This webinar will address how to develop equity plans that specify clear goals, objectives, interventions, and measures that can lead to success for men of color. he consortium is hosted by the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) in partnership with the Community College League of California (CCLC), National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), and African American Male Education Network and Development (A2Mend).  The webinar will take place, May 14th at 10am PST.  To register, please visit

NCCHC Call for Proposals

The National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) is the premier organization for Hispanic leadership development in community colleges.  NCCHC asks that you share your knowledge and expertise with your colleagues by submitting a proposal for a presentation at the 2015 Leadership Symposium. The Symposium will be held September 17-19th in Ft. Worth, TX.  The deadline for proposals is June 15th.   For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit

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 May 22. 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

 Upcoming Events


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.

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


 Leadership Programs

LGBTQ Leaders in Higher Education: Shaping Our Futures Conference

Hosted by Adler University in Chicago, Illinois, this first-of-its-kind conference is for LGBTQ 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

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


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