UNT's Priest Center selected for elite forum

The UNT Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education was one of 12 community college leadership programs selected by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to participate in its Dialogue on Doctoral Programs held June 16-17 in Washington, D.C.

At this meeting, participants had the opportunity to discuss with AACC President and CEO Walter Bumphus research and issues that affect the direction and mission of community college leadership programs. Bumphus emphasized the large number of leadership transitions that occur annually at community colleges, and the importance of the AACC Leadership Competencies for those who aspire to successfully lead 21st century community colleges. Participants were able to provide input on the curricular fit of the competencies, and share trends in higher education leadership programs.

The Priest Center was represented by its director, Beverly L. Bower, pictured above with UNT Higher Education Program doctoral graduate Martha Ellis ('96), dean of faculty and professor at National American University, who also attended the meeting.