It is a special honor and a privilege to begin my term as president of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) and affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges for the 2019-2021 term. Our outgoing president, Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, PhD, deserves an enormous thank you from all of us for guiding the association and keeping us engaged.
I will continue the great work of my predecessor by amplifying engagement within our membership. We are a dynamic organization that supports one another through candid, engaging, and insightful programming. Exchanging ideas and best practices create a wealth of knowledge that helps everyone. AAWCC is dedicated to nurturing these relationships to help administrators, faculty, staff and students continue to enhance the needs and interests of women working in community colleges.
I want to encourage each of our members to continue to stay engaged in AAWCC. Whatever your area of expertise or interest, the organization has resources to help enhance your skillset. I urge you to make every effort to come to at least one association meeting or social event in the upcoming year. I also invite our younger members to introduce themselves to our more seasoned members, and vice versa, leaving each event knowing one new person. We will continue to make sure that every meeting and event is worthwhile to you.
In the rapidly changing time of our profession, our members rely upon their AAWCC membership now more than ever. Browse our website to learn more about the latest in the association’s offerings, from its LEADERS Institute to its national conference.
I look forward to connecting and collaborating with you as we collectively move our membership forward and continue to help shape their futures.
Tyjaun A. Lee, Ph.D.