WSCC President Appointed to National Commission
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) recently appointed Dr. Bradley Ebersole, Washington State Community College president, to one of its six commissions, with the 2012 Fall Commission meeting held late November in Washington, D.C.
The six commissions authorized by the AACC Board of Directors include Academic, Student and Community Development; Communications and Marketing; Diversity, Inclusion and Equity; Economic and Workforce Development; Global Education; and Research, Technology and Emerging Trends.
Washington State Community College (WSCC) President Dr. Bradley Ebersole was appointed by the AACC Board to the Commission on Economic and Workforce Development for a three-year term.
“I look forward to participating in the Commission on Economic and Workforce Development,” remarked Dr. Ebersole. “I plan on sharing WSCC best practices with the commission and will learn of new ideas and trends for implementation in Washington County.”
Each commission consists of an average 24 individuals that includes CEOs and administrators from AACC member colleges in good standing. The commissions meet twice a year; commission members are chosen by the AACC chair-elect in May and begin serving in July of that year. Within their areas of expertise, commissions focus on policy initiatives, advocacy, research/information, educational services, and coordination and collaboration.
Additionally, Ebersole recently published an article in the magazine, Community College Week, which featured student success initiatives at WSCC.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Association of Community Colleges is the leading advocacy organization representing more than to 1,100 community, junior and technical colleges nationwide. Community colleges are the largest and fastest growing sector of higher education, enrolling 13.4 million credit and non-credit students each year. For more information, go online to www.aacc.nche.edu.