Belk Center News

Sep 12, 2022

Dr. Janet Spriggs Announced As Respondent for 2022 Dallas Herring Lecture

Forsyth Technical Community College President Dr. Janet Spriggs will join Dr. Mike Flores, Chancellor of Alamo Colleges District in San Antonio, to highlight ways to advance equity and economic mobility within community college systems. NC State’s College of Education and […]

Jul 13, 2022

Belk Center Releases Adult Learner Guidebook to Aid in the Recruitment and Retainment of Adult Learners at North Carolina Community Colleges

The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, in partnership with the John M. Belk Endowment (JMBE), myFutureNC and the North Carolina Community College System, is pleased to announce the release of the Adult Learner Guidebook. A new resource for community colleges across the state, the guidebook synthesizes lessons learned from the NC Reconnect “Better Skills, Better Jobs” campaign.

May 24, 2022

Belk Center Announces Expansion of Teaching & Learning Hubs

Launch of Central and Piedmont Hubs further advances mission of student success and equity in learning. The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, in partnership with Achieving the Dream and the NC Student Success Center, is pleased to […]

Mar 26, 2022

W. Dallas Herring Professor and Belk Center Executive Director Audrey Jaeger Receives Holladay Medal from NC State

Five faculty members, including Belk Center Executive Director and W. Dallas Herring Distinguished Professor, Dr. Audrey J. Jaeger, received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest honor bestowed by NC State and the university’s Board of Trustees. Chancellor Randy Woodson will recognize the awardees during an in-person Celebration of Faculty Excellence on May 4.

Mar 20, 2022

EdNC Feature | Rural isn’t going away: New initiative launches to help rural-serving community colleges

"The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, in partnership with Achieving the Dream, recently launched an initiative to help rural-serving institutions address the challenges they face and capitalize on opportunities. The Rural College Leaders Program (RCLP) is an immersive learning community with 10 North Carolina community colleges that serve at least one rural county."

Feb 28, 2022

Belk Center Reflects on Two Years of Impact

Center celebrates second anniversary of its formal establishment In June of 2018, the NC State College of Education announced its largest grant to-date, totaling $10,863,040 from the John M. Belk Endowment, to significantly enhance the support the university provides to […]

Feb 21, 2022

Belk Center Welcomes Monica Clark as Deputy Director

The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research has announced that Monica Clark has joined the organization as deputy director. Clark is an accomplished industry professional who brings nearly 20 years of professional experience in executive leadership, education programming, grant development and public relations in both the non-profit and higher education sectors.

Feb 18, 2022

17 Doctoral Students to Represent College of Education at National Conferences Through Belk Center Fellows Program

When Amy Mahle ’23EDD, program chair of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education Community College Leadership program, was selected as a Belk Center Fellow in 2021, she was grateful for the opportunity to engage with peers and community college leaders from across the nation.

Feb 16, 2022

Remembering Dr. George Baker

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the recent passing of Dr. George A. Baker III. Dr. Baker, a brilliant educator and researcher in the area of community college leadership, occupied the Joseph D. Moore Endowed Chair in Community College Leadership within NC State’s College of Education from 1992 to 2001. Dr. Baker established the National Initiative for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness (NILIE) in 1990 at the University of Texas-Austin, where he was a professor. Dr. Baker’s vision for NILIE included three elements...

Feb 8, 2022

Belk Center Launches Rural College Leaders Program

The Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research, in partnership with Achieving the Dream, is pleased to announce the launch of the Rural College Leaders Program (RCLP) – a capacity-building program designed to close equity gaps and improve student outcomes for 10 community colleges serving rural communities in North Carolina.