Congratulations to Phi Theta Kappa’s President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner on her two national appointments — the National Advisory Board for the Center for Community College Student Engagement and the Commission on Academic, Student and Community Development by the American Association of Community Colleges.
Tincher-Ladner was previously named to the National Advisory Council for the America’s College Promise Campaign. She became Phi Theta Kappa’s third President and CEO in January.
Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE)
CCCSE is a research and service initiative of the Program in Higher Education Leadership in the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. The initiative provides important information about effective educational practices in community colleges.
The Center has surveyed more than 2 million students at more than 900 colleges in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several island nations and Canadian provinces.
The CCCSE National Advisory Board includes community college leaders and researchers from across the United States. Tincher-Ladner will serve a three-year term on the Board.
Commission on Academic, Student and Community Development
The Commission on Academic, Student and Community Development is one of six commissions of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Each has a specific area of focus and acts as an advisory board to the AACC Board of Directors.
The AACC is the primary advocacy organization for community colleges at the national level and works closely with directors of state offices to inform and affect state policy. It represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions and more than 13 million students in the United States and internationally.
Each commission consists of approximately 24 CEOs or administrators from AACC’s member institutions, plus additional people from organizations who work in areas relevant to the specific commissions’ charges.