Episode 272: Community Colleges & DEI Responsibility
Dr. Jackie Elliott, President of Central Arizona College (AZ)
Dr. Kate Heatherington, President, Howard Community College (MD)
AFIT's president elect, Dr. Jackie Elliott, who serves as president of Central Arizona College recently teamed up with at-large member Dr. Kate Hetherington, president of Howard Community College (a 2019 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner) for an interview on America's leading higher ed podcast, The Ed Up Experience, to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and innovative ideas for community colleges to serve students.
In this interview, Jackie and Kate talk about DEI programs at their colleges, the importance of data, the community college stigma, and how bringing equity to low-income and first-gen students can change generational wealth. These leaders champion the cause of community colleges and the ability to help students thrive now and in the future.
This interview is part of the EdUp Experience's new "Innovation & Transformation" series, which features conversations that explore the unprecedented challenges and changes facing higher ed. Listen to Jackie and Kate's interview...