Leaders and Training Articles

Behind Every Community College President Is a Strong PIO

Community college CEOs have to be much more than academic leaders. Our daily practice includes the arts of strategy, resource management, cheerleading, collaboration, negotiation, fundraising and communication — all while being adept enough to sidestep political minefields that pop up, typically when we don’t have a single extra moment to spare. We must keep up […]

Veteran College CEOs Offer Advice on Partnering With Trustees

This article is excerpted from an occasional series published in AACC’s Community College Daily on leadership issues. Read the full article. Community college presidents who want to establish an excellent relationship with their boards of trustees should communicate with them frequently, put trustees in the spotlight and create a climate of trust. That’s some of the […]

3 Tips for Preparing to Become a College President

This article originally appeared in AACC’s Community College Daily.  What do future presidents need to know? Brenda Beckman, senior leadership consultant with the League for Innovation in the Community College, offers some advice for community college leaders who may want to become college president. Beckman, who has served as president of two colleges, has more than two decades of experience […]