Community College Leadership

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.

Apr 29, 2019

David Ayers ’99EDD on Refining Community through Leadership

David Ayers ’99EDD recently received the Senior Scholar Award for his research on community colleges from the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. But his work really began as a child exploring the campus of Surry Community College where his father worked.

Apr 12, 2019

Inside Higher Ed: [Survey] Presidents Divided on Community College Bachelor’s Degrees

Seventeen percent of the nation's community college presidents reported plans to retire within the next two years according to a recent Inside Higher Ed survey. That number is down from the 26 percent that stated the same intentions last year, but concerns remain about the future leadership of two-year institutions. NC State College of Education Professor Audrey Jaeger says, “The issue is [now] less about how many are retiring but how can we prepare current and future presidents for these complex jobs."

Mar 12, 2019

Information Session: Community College Leadership Ed.D. – Charlotte Cohort

Join one of our virtual information sessions to learn more about the Doctorate of Education degree program designed for working professionals who are interested in community college leadership. Sessions will provide information about the program, the application process, and opportunities […]

Nov 29, 2018

Achieving the Dream President and CEO Karen Stout: “Creating Greater Urgency for Teaching and Learning in Institutional Reform is Long Overdue”

"Excellent teaching and support for quality instruction must be at the core of our reform work” as community college leaders, said Achieving the Dream President and CEO Karen Stout during the 2018 Dallas Herring Lecture she delivered Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the NC State College of Education's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. How can leaders create a culture of excellent teaching and learning? She identifies three guiding principles and five building blocks.

Nov 28, 2018

2018 Dallas Herring Lecture

Dr. Karen Stout, the president and CEO of Achieving the Dream, will deliver the 2018 Dallas Herring Lecture Nov. 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the NC State College of Education’s Friday Institution for Educational Innovation. The title of […]

Aug 30, 2018

EdNC.org: Building the Next Generation of Community College Leaders at NC State

In this piece for EdNC, NC State Education Professor Audrey Jaeger writes about the importance of North Carolina's 58 community colleges and how the NC State College of Education -- supported by the John M. Belk Endowment -- will continue to develop a pipeline of the most talented community college leaders in the country.

Aug 28, 2018

NC State Education Receives $12+ Million in Research Grants Between June-August 2018

NC State College of Education faculty were awarded $12,443,243 to support nine research projects in June, July and August. In FY 2018, faculty have received $25,820,890 in awards so far.

Jun 22, 2018

Information Session: Community College Leadership

Meet Adult and Community College Education faculty and learn more about the Doctor of Education program in Community College Leadership that is designed for working professionals.

Apr 23, 2018

NC State Education Alumni, N.C. Community College Leaders Win Awards of Distinction

Randy Parker ’11 EDD and David Shockley ’05 EDD received Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction at honor society Phi Theta Kappa’s international meeting in April. Both currently serve as community college presidents in North Carolina.