Event Summaries

Apr 8, 2020

Community College Leaders Address Ways to Increase Postsecondary Credential Attainment at Belk Center’s Presidents’ Academy Symposiums

The NC State College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research assisted community college leaders in creating action plans to improve student outcomes during two Presidents’ Academy symposiums in March. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak shuttering institutions since the events, the Belk Center will continue to support the action plans as they change in this new context while recognizing that the work at the symposiums fueled innovative ideas that can help colleges better serve all students.

Sep 11, 2019

Podcast: End Community College Stigma/NCACCT Belk Center Edition

The End Community College Stigma podcast, conjunction with the Belk Center, recently produced a special episode at the North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees Leadership Seminar. The podcast is dedicated to ending the unfair stigma placed on America's Community Colleges. In this episode, Dr. Steve Robinson, president of Owens Community College, leads a panel discussion with four North Carolina Community College Trustees.

Aug 21, 2019  |  Event Summaries

EdNC: Community college leaders reflect on Belk Center’s Presidents’ Academy Conference

The Belk Center’s first Presidents’ Academy and Statewide Leadership Conference (SLC) was held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Guilford Technical Community College’s Conference Center in Colfax, North Carolina. The conference focused on the critical role North Carolina’s community colleges and leaders play in creating a “grow our own” workforce strategy to fuel the state’s expanding high-skills economy and accelerate economic mobility for more North Carolinians.

May 31, 2019  |  Belk Center News

Belk Center Brings Community College Presidents, Trustees Together to Discuss Ways to Improve Student Outcomes, Economic Mobility at 1st Presidents’ Academy

What role do community colleges play in realizing this goal and enhancing North Carolina economic competitiveness, and how can they help the state’s residents improve their economic mobility and meet future workforce demands? Presidents and trustees of community colleges from across North Carolina weighed those questions Thursday, May 23, 2019, during the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research’s first Presidents’ Academy statewide leadership conference.