PITTSBURGH-Dr. Evon Walters, president of CCAC's Allegheny
Campus and Homewood-Brushton Center, has been appointed by the
Board of Directors of the American Association of Community
Colleges (AACC) to serve a one-year term on the AACC's Commission
on College Readiness.
AACC has six commissions plus three special commissions
consisting of college presidents and administrators from across the
country. The commissions were established to accomplish the
- provide advice to the AACC board and staff;
- encourage collaboration among community college entities and
- provide a forum for focused conversation about the important
community college issues and priorities of the day; and
- provide for increased leadership opportunities for members of
the AACC Board of Directors.
"It is truly an honor to represent CCAC in serving with
other national thought leaders in an area that I view as an
economic imperative-college readiness," said
Walters. "As illustrated in our region's 2016 Inflection
Point report, any effort to make our educational system more
competitive is key to better preparing our future workforce in
order for Pittsburgh to maintain and advance our competitive
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 the AACC, visit aacc.nche.edu.