Allatia HarrisMessage from the President

Thank you for your interest in the American Association for Women in Community Colleges. AAWCC is the leading national organization for women in community colleges, and has been fostering women’s success since 1973. This biennium is a special one for us, as we celebrate the women who founded our organization 40 years ago and listen to the women who will lead us into the future
Our mission calls us to help women, whether students or employees, maximize their potential. We accomplish this through the work of our chapters, regional conferences, and national professional development opportunities, such as Leaders. Additionally, AAWCC offers Regional scholarships for students in each of our ten regions, and we offer scholarships for women working in community colleges who are pursuing doctoral studies.

During our 40th anniversary biennium, we will foster a national conversation about women’s progress and AAWCC’s direction for the future. AAWCC will continue to address several key issues: promoting the completion agenda for women, encouraging women in STEM and nontraditional career fields where earning potential is greater, and supporting high quality child care on campuses. Please note our position statement on college completion.

Through the dedicated work of our membership, our chapters, and our institutions, women’s voices continue to be a vibrant part of our local and national conversations. Thanks to all who support our work and help ensure that the women who study and work in our colleges have opportunities for both access and success.

Allatia Harris, Ph.D.
President 2013-2015
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