CCAC campus president appointed to American Association of Community Colleges Commission

Dr. Evon Walters
 
Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH-Dr. Evon Walters, president of CCAC's Allegheny Campus and Homewood-Brushton Center, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to serve a one-year term on the AACC's Commission on College Readiness.

AACC has six commissions plus three special commissions consisting of college presidents and administrators from across the country. The commissions were established to accomplish the following:

  • provide advice to the AACC board and staff;
  • encourage collaboration among community college entities and organizations;
  • provide a forum for focused conversation about the important community college issues and priorities of the day; and
  • provide for increased leadership opportunities for members of the AACC Board of Directors.

 

"It is truly an honor to represent CCAC in serving with other national thought leaders in an area that I view as an economic imperative-college readiness," said Walters. "As illustrated in our region's 2016 Inflection Point report, any effort to make our educational system more competitive is key to better preparing our future workforce in order for Pittsburgh to maintain and advance our competitive economic edge."

Walters earned doctorate, master's and bachelor's degrees at the University of Massachusetts. In 2003, he was nominated and selected as a Fellow of the American Council on Education. His previous positions include president of Robert B. Miller College and campus CEO and executive dean of the Eastern campus of Suffolk County Community College. He also served as vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania and as vice president of Student Services at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y.

Recognized for his entrepreneurial and collaborative leadership approach, he is credited with spearheading the conceptualization and construction of high tech, data driven "One Stop" Student Success centers at three community colleges. Many of the centers have been recognized nationally for the creative integration of data and technology by the Community College Review, Campus Technology and EDUCAUSE journals. 

For more information about the AACC, visit aacc.nche.edu.

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