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 Where's Walter? 

Where's Walter

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  • I attended a program recognizing the fifth anniversary of the Skills for America's Future program on May 17 at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC.
  • On May 14, I was honored to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Murray State University (Kentucky), where I also gave the commencement address.
  • Along with other attendees, I was delighted to welcome U. S. Department of Education Deputy Under Secretary Kim Hunter Reed to a meeting of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat on May 3 (DC).
  • On April 27, I attended the America’s College Promise Board meeting in New York.
  • I was at the AACC Annual Convention in Chicago, Illinois, April 8-12.
  • On March 24, I was pleased to welcome our grant partners to a Pathways Technical Assistance Meeting held at AACC.
  • On March 20, I traveled to Chicago to receive the League of Innovation’s John Roueche and Terry O’Banion International Leadership Award.
  • On March 16, I was delighted to join our colleagues from the Los Angeles Community College District at their reception to honor the California Congressional Delegation. (Washington, DC)
  • On March 4, I went to the U.S. Dept. of Education to meet with Mark Mitsui. (DC)
  • On February 22, I was pleased to meet with the team from Inside Higher Education to provide an update on the current priorities of the association. (DC)
  • On February 22, I traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the Achieving the Dream conference. I also moderated a panel on America’s College Promise.
  • I provided a Skype presentation to the board of trustees of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College on February 17.
  • On Thursday, February 18, I traveled to Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida, to provide greetings for the 10th Anniversary of Black, Brown and College Bound Summit hosted by AACC Past Board Chair Ken Atwater. 
  • I traveled to Myrtle Beach on February 19 to provide a keynote address to the South Carolina Technical Educators Association. 
  • I was in San Antonio, Texas, February 4–5 for the first meeting of the Pathways Project participants.
  • I participated in AACC’s 2016 Workforce Development Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana, January 20–23.
  • On January 15, I’ll be in Santa Barbara, California, at Fielding Graduate University to accept the first Marie Fielder Medal.
  • My wife, Dr. Aileen Bumphus, and I are honored to represent community colleges at several holiday events this year, including a holiday reception hosted by Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden on December 12, and President and Mrs. Obama’s Holiday Reception at the White House on December 18.
  • On December 7, I attended the Six Holiday Party hosted by ACE President Molly Broad.
  • November 10–13, I attended the AACC Fall Meeting in Washington, DC.
  • I provided a keynote speech to the McCall Leadership Academy in Versailles, Kentucky, on November 5
  • On November 3, I traveled to Hollywood, Florida, to participate in a panel discussion as a part of the American Association Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO) Strategic Enrollment Management Conference.
  • On October 21, I participated in a Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council Meeting in Washington, DC. 
  • I attended an ACT Board Meeting October 19–20 in Iowa City, Iowa.
  • From October 12 – 16, I attended the Association of Community College Trustees’ Annual Congress in San Diego, CA.
  • On October 6, I attended a meeting of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat in DC where we received updates from Under Secretary Ted Mitchell and Senator Lamar Alexander on several legislative issues.  I traveled to North Carolina on October 7 – 8 to provide a keynote address to the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents.
  • September 30 – I joined ACCT President and CEO Noah Brown for a Funder’s Briefing in New York hosted by the Ford Foundation. Also in attendance were representatives from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, USAFunds, Lumina Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • On September 28 – I had the pleasure of addressing a group of doctoral students from Iowa State University and the University of North Texas on the national agenda for community colleges.
  • On September 21 – I welcomed attendees to AACC’s High Performance Team Training, which was hosted by Lone Star College in Houston, Texas.  Later that day, I returned to Washington, DC to meet with the partner organizations for the AACC Structured Pathways project. 
  • September 16 – I attended a meeting of the America’s College Promise National Advisory Board at the White House (DC)
  • September 14 – I traveled to Raleigh-Durham to provide a keynote speech to the National Search & Education Consulting 2015 Future Presidents Institute.  Later that day I participated in a panel discussion before the same group.
  • September 9 – I traveled to Illinois to attend President Obama’s announcement of the America’s College Promise campaign
  • On August 13 – 14, I attended and provided a keynote address for Lansing Community College’s Higher Education & Leadership Symposium (MI).
  • August 7 – I attended a convening of the Higher Education Reauthorization Task Force Meeting led by AACC Senior Vice President David Baime in Washington, DC.

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