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Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research

New wolf statue on central campus.

Sep 5, 2019

EdNC: What We Have Learned About North Carolina Community Colleges by Hitting the Road

"We’re excited that the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State is doubling down on the support we provide to those who lead (and aspire to lead) community colleges," writes John M. Belk Endowment Board Chair MC Belk Pilon in a perspective piece for EdNC. 

Aug 14, 2019

Meet Mary Rittling: ‘Provide a Student-Centered Learning Environment’

Professor of the Practice Mary Rittling, Ed.D., is one of several new faculty joining the NC State College of Education for the 2019-20 academic year. 

Professor of the Practice Kenneth Ender

Aug 13, 2019

Meet Kenneth Ender: ‘I Wanted to Pay it Forward’

Meet Kenneth Ender, who will join the NC State College of Education as a professor of the practice in the 2019-20 academic year. 

Belk Center Executive Director Audrey Jaeger at the Belk Center's first Presidents' Academy.

Jul 24, 2019

Inside Higher Ed: Needed: Allies for Equitable Faculty Workloads

Audrey J. Jaeger, alumni distinguished graduate professor and executive director for the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, joins others in sharing advice on how individual faculty members and academic leaders can become allies and advocates to help ensure more equitable faculty workloads.  

Two community college leaders talk during the statewide leadership conference on community college's impact on economic mobility.

Jul 23, 2019

EdNC: Community College Leaders Reflect on Belk Center’s Presidents’ Academy Conference

Two months after the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research's first Presidents' Academy statewide leadership conference, Alamance County Community College President Algie Gatewood and Alamance’s Board of Trustees Chairperson, William Gomory, provide feedback on lasting impressions from the event. 

Belk Center Executive Director Audrey Jaeger at the Belk Center's first Presidents' Academy.

Jul 11, 2019

First in Future: Head of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State Audrey Jaeger

Audrey J. Jaeger, alumni distinguished graduate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy and Human Development at the NC State College of Education and executive director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, discusses ways community college presidents can listen to the needs of their communities and form meaningful partnerships.  

A photo of Kenneth Ender

Jul 1, 2019

Inside Higher Ed: We Need a ‘Communiversity’ Model of Public Education

The economy requires an aggressive shift to a system where public colleges are stitched together with K-12 and local nonprofits and feature an electronic backbone of support, according to Kenneth Ender, an incoming professor of the practice with the NC State College of Education's Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. 

Two community college leaders talk during the statewide leadership conference on community college's impact on economic mobility.

May 29, 2019

Belk Center Brings Community College Presidents, Trustees Together to Discuss Ways to Improve Student Outcomes, Economic Mobility at 1st Presidents’ Academy

What role do community colleges play in realizing this goal and enhancing North Carolina economic competitiveness, and how can they help the state’s residents improve their economic mobility and meet future workforce demands? Presidents and trustees of community colleges from across North Carolina weighed those questions Thursday, May 23, 2019, during the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research’s first Presidents’ Academy statewide leadership conference.