47th Annual Conference: People, Purpose, Passion

Let me begin by congratulating our talented and dedicated group of conference planners who put together an outstanding program for the 2014 conference. College completion was the major focus of the 2014 conference and we were very pleased to welcome Dr. Walter Bumphus, President, American Association of Community Colleges, Dr. Rod Risley, CEO Phi Theta Kappa, Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley President, Higher Learning Commission, and Dr. Mark Taylor as our featured keynotes. This year’s conference featured a new track for fundraising and alumni relations facilitated by Paul Heaton Director of Community College Advancement from Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). We also had a dedicated track for Global Education and one day conference track for IMBRE/STEM. Our Support Staff Conference featured Alan Johnson, Founder & CEO Johnson Performance Systems, and special facilitated discussions for topics of interest. Overall conference evaluations were positive with 95 % of Annual Conference attendees indicating they were Satisfied or Very Satisfied. While 97 % of Support Staff Attendees said they were Very Satisfied.

We are set to begin the planning process for 2015. We have reserved the Reed Center on October 1st & 2nd, 2015 for next year’s Annual Conference.

Gary Davidson
Executive Director