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Ascendium in the News June 03, 2020

Community College Leadership Program to be Upgraded

Source: Community College Daily – American Association of Community Colleges
Author: Ellie Ashford

The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is developing a new innovative curriculum for its doctoral program in community college policy and administration.

The effort will involve upgrading and redesigning the university’s curriculum to reflect the challenges faced by community college leaders today.

Ascendium Education Group awarded UMGC an $825,000 grant for the project, UMGC Chief Academic Officer Blakely Pomietto announced June 2.

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) President and CEO Walter Bumphus will serve on a new advisory committee to guide the development of the new curriculum.

Presidents will offer insights

The advisory committee includes thought leaders from community colleges, the workforce, universities and non-profit organizations.

The co-chairs are Richard Rhodes, president of Austin Community College (Texas) and a member of the AACC board of directors, and Karen Stout, president and CEO of Achieving the Dream Inc. and a former member of the AACC board.

Other community college leaders on the UMGC advisory committee include:

  • Sunita Cooke, president of MiraCosta College (California)
  • Anne Kress, president of Northern Virginia Community College
  • Sandra Kurtinitis, president of the Community College of Baltimore County (Maryland)
  • Justin Lonon, executive vice chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District (Texas)
  • Mark Mitsui, president of Portland Community College (Oregon)
  • Sheila Quirk-Bailey, president of Illinois Central College
  • Steve Robinson, president of Lansing Community College (Michigan)

Read the full article from Community College Daily.

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