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Postsecondary Pathways | The Role of Community Colleges in Postsecondary Attainment
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to support students in lifelong learning. Students have the ability to pursue a variety of programs, credentials, and degrees, from continuing education to re-skilling to an associate degree. In fact, roughly 35 percent of students enrolled in higher education attend a public two-year college. During this webinar, resource experts will discuss the pivotal role community colleges play in the higher education landscape.

Aug 31, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Audrey "AJ" Jaeger
Executive Director @Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research
Audrey J. Jaeger, Ph.D., is the executive director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and W. Dallas Herring Professor of Community College Education at NC State University. Examining relationships and experiences among faculty and students in postsecondary institutions, her research illuminates issues of transition, access, equity, climate, agency and community engagement. Her work advances equitable student success and institutional effectiveness by bringing actionable data to leaders and policymakers in North Carolina and beyond. In her 20+ years as a faculty member at NC State, Jaeger has embraced the College of Education’s historic mission to serve North Carolina’s community colleges. To further these efforts, Jaeger secured $10.8 million from the John M. Belk Endowment and founded the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State in 2018.
Dr. Avis Proctor
President @William Rainey Harper College
Dr. Avis Proctor, president of William Rainey Harper College, has more than 25 years of experience advancing the community college mission as an innovative mathematics educator and academic administrator with a focus on teaching, service, and research. She contributes to the professional discourse on progressive leadership in higher education, research-based instructional strategies, strategic community engagement, economic development, and the STEM pipeline for underrepresented groups. Dr. Proctor earned a B.S. in Mathematics Education, Florida A&M University; an M.S.T. in Mathematics, Florida Atlantic University; and an Ed.D. in Higher Education, Florida International University.
Dr. Charlene Dukes
President Emerita @Prince George's Community College
Dr. Charlene Mickens Dukes, President Emerita, accepted the opportunity to serve Prince George’s County, Maryland as the eighth and first female president of Prince George’s Community College, beginning July 1, 2007. During her tenure, enrollment surged to 44,000 students, and through innovative partnerships with the public school system, seven middle and early colleges programs were established. She is currently chair of the Board of the Meyer Foundation, secretary of the Greater Washington Community Foundation, vice-chair of the Board of CareFirst, Inc., immediate past convener of The Presidents Round Table, and a past chair of the Board of the American Association of Community Colleges. She serves as a mentor for the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship Program. Dukes was appointed, in July 2020, by the Prince George’s County Executive to serve as co-chair of Prince George’s Forward, a taskforce charged with the post-COVID transformation of Prince George’s County.
Dr. Jeff Cox
President @Wilkes Community College
Dr. Cox has been President of Wilkes Community College for the past eight years. Prior to that he spent 20+ years in the K12 system in various roles including as Superintendent of Alleghany County Schools for almost nine years. Dr. Cox has been elected as President of the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents for 2022-2023.