From the Community College Division Director
Welcome to NASPA and the Community College Division.
The Community College Division (CCD) was created to support the unique needs of the growing population of community college professionals and schools in NASPA. The CCD provides professional programs, activities, services, and initiatives to further the growth of professionals working in community colleges, including graduate students, entry-level, middle management, and senior student affairs professionals.
With more than 13 million students and nearly 1,200 institutions across the country, community college students represent 44% of all undergraduates, and 43% of first-time freshmen (AACC Fast Facts at www.aacc.nche.edu
Community colleges provide a distinct blend of transfer, associate degrees, technical education certificates, and workforce training. Known for the ability to respond quickly to changing needs in our society, open-door admissions policies allow a large and diverse population of students to pursue their educational goals … and those goals are as diverse as the students whom we serve.
While there is a formal Community College Division board, we welcome participation by people with a passion for the work we do in community colleges nation-wide, who want to contribute to the work for community college professionals in NASPA. If you are interested in getting more involved, please feel free to email me at email@example.com
And we encourage our colleagues to initiate program proposals; the more we share best practices and brainstorm on how to deal with current issues and future trends, the more we expand our community college professional development opportunities, and find new and even better ways to assist our students in their success.
Thank you for your involvement in NASPA.
Kate Mueller, Ed.D.
Dean of Student Services
Orange Coast College