Two TC3 Employees Complete the Inaugural New York State Community College Leadership Academy Program

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快播视频 Cortland Community College today announced that 快播视频 Provost Anndrea Mathers and Diversity Education & Support Services Program Coordinator Tracey Brunner completed the inaugural New York State Community College Leadership Academy Program. The program focused on timely topics for community college leaders and how to address them. 

Thirty-four fellows鈥攂oth faculty and staff鈥攆rom across SUNY鈥檚 community colleges participated in the leadership development program designed for emerging leaders to strengthen their critical skills and knowledge to build their campus鈥檚 capacity and improve student outcomes. 

鈥淲e were allowed to access nationally acclaimed curricula from the Aspen Institute,鈥 said Mathers. 鈥淟earning together with other community college leaders was very powerful.鈥 

鈥淭he program helped us better understand our common goals and share ideas to help us get there collaboratively,鈥 said Brunner. 

New York State, along with Ohio, Michigan, and Texas, was selected to launch and scale up leadership development programs for college practitioners through a year-long curriculum from the Aspen Institute鈥檚 College Excellence Program. The program is funded by the Ascendium Education Group, the ECMC Foundation, and the Kresge Foundation, to strengthen the pipeline of leaders within community colleges who can implement evidence-based reforms that help more students succeed.

The program was organized by the NYS Community College Leadership Academy Advisory Board. TC3 President Amy Kremenek is an advisory board member and a strong proponent for community college leadership development. 

鈥淭he mission of community colleges is firmly grounded in the communities we serve, and well-prepared leaders are a must to advance the mission and support student 快播视频 in these challenging times,鈥 said TC3 President Amy Kremenek.  鈥淚 commend Dr. Mathers and Ms. Brunner for their completion of the NYS Community College Leadership Academy Program and would like to extend our profound appreciation to SUNY, the Aspen Institute and the generous funders for making this opportunity available to support community college leaders across our state.鈥 

鈥淲e are very proud of the knowledge and skill of the talented faculty and staff across SUNY's community colleges,鈥 said SUNY Chancellor King. 鈥淭he New York State Community College Leadership Academy reflects SUNY鈥檚 commitment to developing the next generation of leaders who will strengthen our communities, elevate student 快播视频, and ensure New York State has a pipeline of talented and visionary leaders.鈥

Next year鈥檚 cohort will include two more TC3 employees, Dean of Student Success and Retention Michelle Nightingale and 快播视频 Professor Cindy Whitney. 

The National Center for Inquiry & Improvement is leading this national scale-up project with colleagues at the Aspen College Excellence Program and the Success Center for Ohio鈥檚 Community Colleges. The curriculum for this project draws on Aspen鈥檚 Curriculum for Community College Excellence and includes the following content sessions: The Essential Roles of Leadership in Student Success; Keeping Students鈥 End Goals in Mind; The Student Experience; Leadership Traits to Drive Change; Managing and Advancing Institutional Change and Effective External Partnerships & the Leadership Journey. The project partners will support the selected states as they replicate Ohio鈥檚 快播视频ful program over the next three years.