Press release from NC Association of Community College Trustees:
More than 300 North Carolina Community College Trustees and Presidents from across the state will meet during the NCACCT Leadership Seminar Sept. 5-7 at the Asheville Renaissance to learn more about issues impacting the state’s community colleges, hear from top leaders in higher education and discuss ways to move the community college system forward.
Dr. Dennis King, President of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, will facilitate a session with Dr. Belle Wheelan, President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) at the event’s opening luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 6.
“This statewide event provides a great opportunity to learn more about issues impacting all of our colleges as well as discuss ways we can all work together for the growth and betterment of our Community College System,” King said. “Our community colleges are such a vital part of the state’s infrastructure, and when our leaders can come together and share strategies and learn from each other, we can better understand what truly impacts student success.”
NC Community College System President Peter Hans will speak to the group on Friday, Sept. 7, and facilitate a panel discussing the key role that community colleges serve in recruiting and retaining North Carolina businesses.
The panel will include: Mr. Leslie Boney, III, Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues; Mr. Glenn Privette, Director of Human Resources for Leviton Manufacturing; Mr. Sharma Vemuri, Program Director for the Program Data Center Group with Lenovo; and Mr. Gary Salamido, Vice President of Government Affairs with the NC Chamber. The Friday morning session will begin at 8 a.m. (See the Seminar Agenda for other sessions of interest.)
Through legislative advocacy, constituent services and trustee training, the NC Association of Community College Trustees serves more than 800 Community College Trustees across North Carolina.