Isothermal CC raises bar with presidents’ meeting

Published 12:41 pm Thursday, August 1, 2019

Isothermal Community College hosted community college leaders from across the state last week and the conference was lauded as a huge success.

“The event was well attended by presidents from North Carolina’s 58 community colleges, as well as leaders from the North Carolina Community College System office including President Peter Hans,” said Isothermal’s president, Walter Dalton. “We heard many compliments that the conference really raised the bar for future events and that Isothermal’s warmth and hospitality was unmatched.”

The event was the summer conference for the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents. The association meets regularly, but usually in Raleigh for a shorter time in conjunction with meetings of the North Carolina Board of Community Colleges.

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The summer conference, and a similar winter conference, are designed to give presidents a deeper look at policies and priorities and more time to share best practices and engage in strategic planning.

“We were very pleased to host the event,” said Dalton. “We accomplished a great deal of good work to continue the critical mission of North Carolina’s community colleges. Collectively, we play a vital role in the state’s goal of upping the number of postsecondary credentials and degrees among North Carolina’s citizens by 2025. An occasion like this really lets us get to work on how we are going to accomplish those kind of bold goals that are key to North Carolina remaining a leader in things like workforce quality and economic success.”

At the conclusion of the meeting, Dalton was elected as president of the association for the coming year. He ended the meeting by thanking and making a presentation to the outgoing NCACCP president, Dr. David Shockley of Surry Community College.


Submitted by Michael Gavin