COM Superintendent President Elected to Serve on National AACC Board
Wash. D.C.-based organization advocates for more than 1,200 community colleges educating more than 11 million students
KENTFIELD, Calif.—April 15, 2008 — The American Association of Community Colleges has elected College of Marin Superintendent/President Frances L. White, Ph.D. to serve on its Board of Directors.
As a member of the AACC board of directors, White intends to serve the organization’s bold vision of access to education for everyone.
“It is a great honor to be elected to the AACC board,” says White. “AACC is an effective advocacy organization at the national level and is a valuable resource to its members. I very much appreciate this opportunity to serve.”
Headquartered in the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, D.C., the AACC is the primary advocacy organization for more than 1,200 associate-degree granting institutions and works closely with directors of state offices to inform and affect state policy.
The election of new board members was certified Saturday, April 5, 2008, at the organization’s board meeting and annual convention in Philadelphia, PA. White’s three-year term begins July 1. White has been active in the organization for several years. She was elected last year to serve a one-year term as chair of the AACC Presidents Academy. That term ends June 30.
White joined College of Marin in 2004 after serving five years as president of Skyline College in San Bruno. A community college educator for nearly 30 years, White has also served as executive vice-chancellor at the City College of San Francisco and interim chancellor of the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District. She received a doctorate in educational administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
AACC supports and promotes its member colleges through policy initiatives, innovative programs, research and information and strategic outreach to business and industry and the national news media. Its efforts are focused in five strategic actions areas:
Governed by a 32-member board of directors elected by the membership, AACC is a nonprofit organization whose overriding mission is to “Build a Nation of Learners by Advancing America's Community Colleges.”
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