Dallas Herring Lecture

W. Dallas Herring was instrumental in the creation of the North Carolina Community College System. His work widened access to and democratized higher education for thousands of North Carolinians. NC State honors Herring’s legacy by hosting the annual Dallas Herring Lecture. It invites top community college leaders to speak on urgent and emerging topics, framing how to address the issues and proposing a path forward.

Details about the 2019 Dallas Herring Lecture are forthcoming.

Past Lectures

2018: "The Urgent Case: Centering Teaching and Learning in the Next Generation of Community College Redesign"

Karen A. Stout, President & CEO, Achieving the Dream (Washington, D.C.)

2017: “Growing Inequality and Declining Economic Mobility, the Twin Challenges of Our Time: What Leaders of Higher Education Can Do”

Eduardo J. Padrón, President, Miami Dade College (Miami, FL)

2016: “Community College 3.0: What’s Next for the Student Success Agenda?”

Josh Wyner, Vice President and Executive Director of the College Excellence Program, Aspen Institute (Washington, D.C.)

2015: ” Leadership for the 21st Century Community College”

Kenneth Ender, President, Harper College (Palatine, IL)