Dallas Herring Lecture

Nov 11, 2020

‘Like a Flash of Lightning in the Night, the Pandemic Revealed all the Cracks and Fissures’: 2020 Dallas Herring Lecture Explores the Insights Learned from COVID-19 Impact at Community Colleges

In communities of color and communities struggling with poverty nationwide, community colleges are often a student’s best hope for success. However, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March has highlighted the failure of social and economic systems in these marginalized communities, according to Pam Eddinger, Ph.D., president of Bunker Hill Community College in Massachusetts.

Nov 11, 2020

A-B Tech Community College President John Gossett ‘02EDD Receives I.E. Ready Distinguished Leader Award

John Gossett ‘02EDD, president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, says that throughout his career, he has sometimes felt like Forrest Gump -- always lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time and surrounded by extraordinary people. But his work has paid off, as he received the I.E. Ready Distinguished Leader Award during the virtual Dallas Herring Lecture on Nov. 10, 2020.

Nov 3, 2020

Ahead of 2020 Dallas Herring Lecture, Belk Center Reflects on Work Surrounding COVID-19 Support and Equity Initiatives

Ahead of the annual Dallas Herring Lecture, which will be held virtually on Nov. 10, 2020, faculty at the Belk Center share some of the work they have engaged in over the past academic year, including providing support during the coronavirus pandemic and advancing equity initiatives.

Oct 12, 2020

Belk Center Executive Director Audrey Jaeger Receives W. Dallas Herring Professorship in Community College Education

udrey Jaeger, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor in the NC State College of Education and executive director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, has been awarded the W. Dallas Herring Professorship in Community College Education.

Dec 4, 2019

Valencia College President Sanford ‘Sandy’ Shugart: ‘Dramatic Improvements in the Transfer Ecosystem’ Needed to Help Students Transition from Community Colleges to Universities

Valencia College President Sanford “Sandy” Shugart offered six steps for creating a successful community college transfer system when he delivered the NC State College of Education’s Dallas Herring Lecture on Dec. 3, 2019.

Dec 4, 2019

Nash Community College President Honored with I.E. Ready Distinguished Leader Award at Dallas Herring Lecture

The NC State College of Education recognized Nash Community College President and NC State alumnus William Carver, Ph.D., with the I.E. Ready Distinguished Leader Award during the annual Dallas Herring Lecture.

Dec 3, 2019

2019 Dallas Herring Lecture

Dr. Sanford "Sandy" Shugart will deliver the annual Dallas Herring Lecture on Dec. 3, 2019. Shugart, who has served as the fourth president of Valencia College will be speaking on "Ecosystem Thinking in Higher Education:The Future of Transfer."

Dec 3, 2019

EdNC: Improving the Transfer Ecosystem in North Carolina: The 2019 Dallas Herring Lecture

Valencia College President Sanford "Sandy" Shugart will deliver this year's Dallas Herring Lecture on Dec. 3 while Central Carolina Community College President Lisa Chapman will provide a response lecture. 

Nov 4, 2019

Dallas Herring Lecture, Belk Center Report to Address Community College Transfer Students in North Carolina

The need to improve success rates for community college students who transfer to four-year institutions has been a national topic of conversation, which is why a nationally recognized expert on the subject has been chosen to deliver this year’s Dallas Herring Lecture hosted by the NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research.

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.