Community College Leadership

Jul 14, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Believe in the Continuing Education of Adults and NC State Does a Lot to Support Our Community College System,’ Says C. Neill McLeod ‘72MS, ’74EDD

C. Neill McLeod ‘72MS, ’74EDD, who served as the first female president of a community college in the state, credits her success as a leader to her experiences as a student in the NC State College of Education. The impact her professors had on her life inspires her to give back to the college in their honor.

May 22, 2020

EdNC: Here’s How the Belk Center Helped Community College Faculty Shift to Online Teaching During COVID-19

When COVID-19 hit, community colleges across North Carolina had not a moment to lose in moving thousands of students to online-only instruction. The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State immediately reached out to presidents and administrators to see how it could help, creating a series of webinars and support facilitated by Teaching Assistant Professor Michelle Bartlett, Ph.D., and Teaching Assistant Professor Carrol Warren, Ed.D.

Feb 4, 2020

Doctoral Students Represent NC State College of Education at National Conferences through Belk Center’s 2020 Fellows Program

Doctoral students in the Belk Center’s 2020 Fellows Program are sharing how participation in the program has helped them succeed and why they are excited for the opportunity to attend national community college conferences this spring.

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.