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Randy Parker

Sep 16, 2022

Why I Give: Former Community College President Randy Parker ’11EDD to Provide Support for Next Generation of Community College Leaders

Editor’s Note: This is part of a “Why I Give” series in which NC State College of Education alumni, students, faculty and staff share why they support the college. When Randy… 

W. Dallas Herring Professor Audrey J. Jaeger with Pitt Community College President Lawrence Rouse

Aug 25, 2022

Trailblazer Profiles from Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research Share Stories of North Carolina Community College Leaders of Color

Twelve Black, Latin*, Asian and Indigenous leaders in the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) have had the opportunity to share their personal and career stories over the past several months as part of the Trailblazer Profiles project.  

Jun 1, 2022

My Student Experience: Community College Leadership Doctoral Students Connect with Current Presidents During Association of Community College Trustees Legislative Seminar

Doctoral students in the NC State College of Education’s Community College Leadership program recently had an opportunity to connect with experts in their field and develop their talents through participation in the North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Legislative Seminar. 

community college student

Apr 13, 2022

Public News Service: Rural Community College Program Aims to Close Equity Gaps

An initiative based at North Carolina State University aims to help the state's rural-serving community colleges close equity gaps and strengthen student outcomes. 

Belk Center classroom

Feb 8, 2022

Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research Launches Rural College Leaders Program

The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, in partnership with Achieving the Dream, has launched the Rural College Leaders Program (RCLP) – a capacity-building program designed to close equity gaps and improve student outcomes for 10 community colleges serving rural communities in North Carolina. 

W. Dallas Herring Professor Audrey J. Jaeger with Pitt Community College President Lawrence Rouse

Nov 30, 2021

Belk Center’s Trailblazers Project Highlights Stories, Achievements of Community College Leaders of Color

As an African American man, Pitt Community College President Lawrence Rouse said there have been many times on his journey to executive leadership when he felt as though his story was not heard. Now, he is one of many North Carolina community college leaders of color whose story will be preserved thanks to the Trailblazer Profiles project from the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research. 

Gregory Adam Haile, who serves as the president of Broward College in Florida, will deliver the 2021 Dallas Herring Lecture.

Nov 17, 2021

Broward College President Gregory Haile During His Dallas Herring Lecture: ‘We Need to Make it Impossible for Every Resident, Every Child and Every Adult Not to Realize the Opportunity for Postsecondary Education’

Gregory Haile, president of Broward College in Florida, discussed the importance of community colleges having physical, social and financial proximity to those they serve during the 2021 Dallas Herring Lecture on Nov. 16. 

Nov 16, 2021

2021 Dallas Herring Lecture: Gregory Haile, J.D.

The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, which is part of the NC State College of Education, will hold the 2021 Dallas Herring Lecture virtually on Tuesday, Nov. 16,… 

Community college leaders and Belk Center faculty attend the Presidents' Academy Symposium in March 2020

Aug 16, 2021

Envisioning Excellence to the Belk Center: How the College of Education Has Changed the Way Community College Leaders are Supported, Prepared

More than five years ago, several presidents of North Carolina Community College System institutions were visiting the NC State College of Education when the discussion turned to the professional development of community college leaders and how NC State could help support those goals. Today, the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research supports all 58 of North Carolina’s community colleges and is producing the next generation of community college leaders through the community college leadership doctoral program. 

Two adult learners work side-by-side in a classroom

Jun 29, 2021

Belk Center Study Finds Inequitable Outcomes Among Community College Transfer Students

North Carolina’s revised Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), designed to help ease transfer pathways between community colleges and University of North Carolina System institutions, appears to be producing different outcomes for students of different racial and ethnic backgrounds, according to a study published by NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research.