Opening General Session
Friday, May 2 • 2:00 p.m.
Live from Washington: A Federal Perspective
From accreditation to accountability to financial aid and workforce training, community colleges are on the minds of policy makers in Washington, D.C. In this moderated discussion, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges Mark Mitsui joins our national advocacy leadership from AACC and ACCT.
Mark Mitsui | Bio
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education
J. Noah Brown | Bio
President & CEO
Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT)
Walter Bumphus | Bio
President & CEO
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
General Session; Lunch
Saturday, May 3 • 12:15 p.m.
California's Changing Population: Implications for the Future
Hans Johnson | Bio
Senior and Bren Fellow
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
California will grow by millions of residents over the next 20 years. In all areas of infrastructure and public services, this growth will lead to new demands. PPIC Bren Fellow Hans Johnson will discuss California's changing demography and its implications for the state.
Sunday, May 5 • 11:30 a.m.
Advancing the Success of Men of Color in the Community College: The Role of the Trustee
J. Luke Wood | Bio
Assistant Professor; and
Co-Director, Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3)
San Diego State University
Across the nation, there has been an increasing focus on the challenges facing men of color in community colleges. This is due to deleterious persistence, achievement, and transfer outcomes for these men. These outcomes are particularly concerning given that community colleges serve as the primary pathway into postsecondary education for men of color. In fact, upwards of 80% of California’s Black and Latino male postsecondary students are enrolled in community colleges. Given the state and national initiatives for student success, it is essential that community colleges leaders better understand how they can improve outcomes for these men.