Dr. Kay McClenney is currently the Director of the Center for Community College Engagement and Co-Chair of the AACC’s 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges.
Amid rising expectations and declining resources, community and technical college leaders face a collection of daunting challenges. If community colleges are going to accomplish what their students, communities and nation most need from them, what lies ahead? In this session, Dr. McClenney presents the major recommendations and implementation strategies in the report of AACC’s 21st Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges. Among the challenges: purposeful shifts in college priorities, institutional culture, educational practice, academic policy, and leadership skills.
The 2012 W. Dallas Herring Lecture was co-sponsored by the North Carolina State University, Department of Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education, by the North Carolina Community College Presidents Association, and Wake Technical Community College.