Delivering Happiness Is a 2022 Learning Partner!

Delivering Happiness Cofounder & CEO Jenn Lim, best-selling author of Beyond Happiness, and Culture Chief Sunny Grosso, will be among AFIT’s 2022 learning partners as we explore “Talent and the Future of Work: Leading with Happiness and Humanity.”

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Meet Our 2022 Learning Partners

We’re excited to announce our all-star learning partner line-up for 2022!

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3 AFIT Members Receive ‘Sustainable Transformation Grants’ from CampusWorks

CampusWorks, a longtime AFIT corporate member, has awarded three Sustainable Transformation Grants to AFIT members.

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NEW MEMBER! AFIT Welcomes Mitch Talenfeld of MDT Marketing

AFIT is thrilled to welcome Mitch Talenfeld, CEO of MDT Marketing, to our alliance.

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PODCAST! Get Un-STUCK

Dr. Jamal Scott, Vice President, Strategy & Community Development at Waubonsee Community College appeared on the Ed Up Experience Podcast, where he talked with Dr. Joe Sallustio and Liz Leiba about why he believes everybody is a prospective student.

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NEW MEMBER! AFIT Welcomes President Overstreet of John A. Logan College

AFIT welcomes Dr. Kirk Overstreet, president of John A. Logan College, as the newest member of our alliance.

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NEW MEMBER! AFIT Welcomes President Johansen of Hillsborough CC Brandon Campus

AFIT is pleased to welcome Dr. Deborah Kish Johansen, president of Hillsborough Community College Brandon Campus, as our newest member.

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NEW MEMBER! AFIT Welcomes President Rhine of Yavapai College

AFIT is happy to welcome Dr. Lisa Rhine, president of Yavapai Community College in Prescott, Arizona, as our newest member.

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NEW MEMBER! AFIT Welcomes President Cheek of St. Cloud Technical & Community College

AFIT is excited to welcome Dr. Annesa Cheek, President of St. Cloud Technical & Community College, to our alliance.

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Waubonsee Takes a Lesson from the USGA to Transform Institutional Effectiveness

Waubonsee Community College takes a lesson from the United States Golf Association to transform institutional effectiveness.

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NEW MEMBER! AFIT Welcomes President Gavin of Delta College

Dr. Michael Gavin, president of Delta College in University City, MI, is the Alliance for Innovation & Transformation’s newest member.

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Dr. John Avendano Joins AFIT’s Executive Committee

Dr. John Avendano, president of Florida State College at Jacksonville, will join AFIT’s Executive Committee as a member at large, effective October 2, 2021.

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PODCAST! Everybody is a Prospective Student

Dr. Jamal Scott, Vice President, Strategy & Community Development at Waubonsee Community College appeared on the Ed Up Experience Podcast, where he talked with Dr. Joe Sallustio and Liz Leiba about why he believes everybody is a prospective student.

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PODCAST! Converging Divergent Communication

In this episode of the Ed Up Experience, AFIT Rep Kevin David, who serves as a portfolio director at CampusWorks, discusses the importance of taking a collaborative approach to strategic planning and why DEI communication should be intentionally transparent and inclusive.

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NEW! ‘Innovation & Transformation’ Podcast Series

AFIT has teamed up with the Ed Up Experience Podcast to bring you a series of interviews on topics related to innovation and transformation in higher education from leaders at the forefront of change.

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PODCAST! Evaluating the Experience of Students

In this episode of the Ed Up Experience, AFIT member Dr. Terry Murrell, president of Western Iowa Tech Community College, draws inspiration from Disney to shape his view of the student experience.

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PODCAST! The Critical Necessity of Developing Talent

AFIT’s president, Dr. Leah Bornstein, and secretary-treasurer Christine Sobek appeared on America’s leading higher ed podcast, The Ed Up Experience, to discuss the changes in talent development brought on by covid, where talent development sits in their priority list, and what the necessary skills are for leaders today.

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PODCAST! A Deficit to Asset Based Mindset

President Robert Vela of San Antonio College (winner of the 2021 Aspen Prize) took a break from AFIT’s Summer Institute to sit down with Dr. Joe Sallustio for an interview on The Ed Up Experience Podcast. In this conversation, Robert talks about shifting from a deficit mindset to an asset-based mindset as a foundation for transformation innovation, and change.

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PODCAST! Community Colleges As Economic Engines

Presidents Daniel Corr of Arizona Western College and Roger Stanford of Western Technical College appear on The Ed Up Experience Podcast to discuss a new way of looking at community colleges.

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PODCAST! Community Colleges & DEI Responsibility

AFIT Executive Committee Members, Dr. Jackie Elliott and Dr. Kate Hetherington recently appeared on America’s leading higher education podcast, The Ed Up Experience. In this episode, Jackie and Kate talked with show hosts Dr. Joe Sallustio and Elizabeth Leiba about diversity, equity, and inclusion and the important role community colleges play.

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2021 Team Pride Contest

AFIT is excited to announce its 3rd Annual Team Pride Contest at the 2021 Summer Institute! Break free from lockdown by joining us for a TEAM ROADTRIP inspired contest with 4 fun categories to compete in. Learn more!

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PODCAST! The EdUp Experience Interviews Erika Liodice

AFIT’s incoming executive director, Erika Liodice, recently appeared on America’s leading higher education podcast, The Ed Up Experience. In this episode, Erika talks with show hosts Dr. Joe Sallustio and Elizabeth Leiba about the innovative work AFIT members are doing to transform their organizations and reshape the future of higher education.

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New Member! AFIT Welcomes President Bellanca of Washtenaw Community College

President Rose Bellanca of Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI has been accepted as a member of the Alliance for Innovation & Transformation.

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AFIT Names Erika Liodice as Next Executive Director

AFIT has promoted Erika Liodice to the role of executive director, succeeding John Politi, effective January 1, 2022.

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New Member! Meet President Kuberski of Highland Community College

AFIT’s Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Chris Kuberski, president of Highland Community College, has been accepted as a new member.

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