PITTSBURGH-Dr. Evon Walters, CCAC's interim Northwest Campus
president, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to serve a
three-year term on AACC's Commission on Student Success. Walters
provides leadership and oversight of CCAC's Allegheny Campus, North
Campus, West Hills Center, Homewood-Brushton Center, Energy
Innovation Center and the trade union facilities.
The Commission on Student Success will focus on student access
and success, and organizational transformation. The commission may
examine subject areas, including but not limited to the following:
degree completion and two-year to four-year transfer. In addition,
the commission may focus on initiatives that facilitate the
implementation of the 21st-Century Initiative and Implementation
Guidelines; showcase cutting-edge innovation with proven outcomes
and improve student success; and provide affordable, high-quality
technical assistance in areas that support student success.
"I am honored at this appointment, and I look forward to
engaging, examining and contributing to the dialogue with other
thought leaders across the country in addressing one of the more
critical issues facing the community college sector today and,
certainly, in the future," said Walters, who previously served
a one-year term on AACC's Commission on College
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 AACC, visit aacc.nche.edu.