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 CEO to CEO Newsletter 

March 10, 2017| Issue # 082

Leadership development continues to be a major focus of the association. On March 1, I convened a meeting of leaders from ACCT, the League for Innovation, and The Aspen Institute to discuss ways that we can collaborate and provide more training opportunities for our sector. While we are looking to provide new training opportunities, I want to bring to your attention several programs that are already scheduled this year. Our New CEO Academy gets new presidents off to a great start at their colleges. Our Roueche–FLI for mid-managers and Future Presidents Institutes are coming up in June. And, PASI is a great opportunity to network with new and seasoned presidents and learn about the latest trends and issues facing community colleges. I encourage all of you to invest in your emerging and senior leaders by supporting their participation in programs to prepare them for their next step in leadership.


“Education as a Game Changer”
As best-selling author and youth advocate Wes Moore prepares to address college leaders at the 2017 AACC Convention next month in New Orleans, he briefly chatted with CC Daily about his key message points. 

“Help for Overburdened IR Offices”
AACC’s Voluntary Framework of Accountability can help institutional research offices deal with increasing demands for reporting and data. Read about it at the 21st Century Center


Register for the AACC Convention
We are only 6 weeks away from the 97th Annual AACC Convention in New Orleans. Have you registered yet? Join us April 22–25 for professional development, networking, and great speakers. 

Submit Hail & Farewell Forms by Monday
Be recognized at the Hail & Farewell Luncheon at AACC’s convention. We’ll bid farewell to retiring CEOs and hail new and 25-year CEOs. The deadline for submitting your materials is Monday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m. (ET). Individuals that have registered for the New CEO Academy must still complete the H&F form to participate in the luncheon recognition. So, if you’re a new CEO, you have been a CEO for 25 years, or you’re retiring, let us know so that we can celebrate your milestone. Submit your form today!  

Send Your Staff to AACC Leadership Training
The next AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute, or Roueche-FLI, will take place June 25–28, 2017 in Washington, DC. It’s the perfect institute for mid-level community college administrators who look to be leaders in their current positions or are ready to move into a higher level of leadership. Do you know a senior leader aspiring to the community college presidency? Send her or him to AACC’s Future Presidents Institute (FPI), also taking place June 25–28. Registration for both Roueche-FLI and FPI is now open.


Telling the Community College Story
The theme of this year’s President’s Academy Summer Institute (PASI) is “The Stories We Tell.” How do we communicate the important role community colleges play in the lives of our students and in our communities? It’s vital to our advocacy efforts. PASI will offer opportunity to help you tell your story. Join us in New York City, July 22–25. 

Advocacy Opportunity: Letter in Support of DACA
As many of you have expressed an interest in DACA and related policies, AACC has partnered with ACE to communicate the need to ensure support of DACA students while a more permanent legislative solution is being developed in Congress. Rest assured that AACC is closely monitoring these and other policy discussions. Click here to sign on to the letter to President Trump.


I was pleased on March 8 to welcome to the AACC Office new president Johnnie Moore from Pierpont Community & Technical College for a visit. On March 9, I traveled to my alma mater, Murray State University in Kentucky, to give a Presidential Lecture on “We Have a Dream, Are We Living It?”

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