August 12, 2016 | Issue # 068
I was saddened last week to learn of the passing of Ed Gleazer, a legend in our field. The foundation Ed built still provides the vision for community colleges. Without his hard work and dedication, community colleges and AACC would not be what they are today.
“Losing the Architect of the Modern Community College Movement”
Edmund J. Gleazer, Jr., who led AACC during a time of rapid change and expansion in the field, passed away on July 31. He was 99. Read about his contributions to the community college movement.
“Institutional Improvement and Accountability”
Community colleges are increasingly using data to drive institutional improvement. This 21st Century Center post highlights how the Voluntary Framework of Accountability can help with this.
Nominate a Participant for FLI or FPI
AACC is hosting two leadership institutes this fall. The John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute (FLI), for mid-level community college administrators who are ready to move into a higher level of leadership, will be held October 10–13, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Future Presidents Institute, also in Las Vegas, October 10–12, is for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency. Do you know someone at your college who could benefit from this training? Recommend him or her for the program.
On August 15, I will travel to Hanceville, Alabama, to provide a keynote presentation for the Wallace State Community College convocation. The following day, I’ll provide a keynote presentation to the employees of Arkansas State University–Newport (Newport, Arkansas).
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