who I believe can be academically suc-
cessful if given the proper chance. But
it’s also tragic for our entire country,
which is in dire need of educated, high-
skilled workers. I think a visionary
approach is for community colleges to
create a three-year strategy and use the
first year as an established entryway to
prepare students that would not make
it through otherwise. This might mean
new collaborations with feeder high
schools and looking to new foundation
or government programs that encour-
age education innovation, such as the
federal Race to the Top fund. (For more
on Race to the Top, visit www2.ed.gov/
How important is the continued education of America’s disadvantaged and
minority youth to protecting America’s
economic edge? What can community
colleges do, as leaders, to help?
JOURNAL: Much has been made about
the global economy and pressures to
succeed against increased competition
from countries such as India and China.
Be the leading advocate for Maryland’s outstanding
16 community colleges as executive director of the
Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC).
Represent the interests and promote the benefits of
community colleges with the governor’s office, cabinet
members, state legislators and other stakeholders.
More than 140,000 students are enrolled in
Maryland’s dynamic community colleges, from urban
campuses with tens of thousands of students to smaller
schools in more rural settings. You will supervise a staff
of three full-time employees in Annapolis.
The ideal candidate will be an outstanding
communicator, and have experience with legislative and
regulatory policies and practices, serving as a liaison
with boards of trustees, and providing organizational
and management leadership.
MACC is an equal opportunity employer. We
encourage and welcome a diverse applicant pool. The
compensation package is competitive with a salary
range of $160,000 to 175,000.
CANADA: Community colleges must
ensure that young people have a stronger set of skills in math, science, and
technology, as well as in reading and
writing. Community colleges must also
ensure that more students are prepared and encouraged to get additional
education and training. Students should
not be led to assume that a two-year
diploma is the end of their education.
To see a complete listing with position responsibilities,
requirements, and application process, visit www.frederick.
edu/jobs and select MACC Executive Director. Apply by
April 18, 2011, for best consideration. The expected start
date is on or before Aug. 1, 2011.
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Recent stats from the Harlem
Children’s Zone (HCZ) College
• 626 HCZ after-school program
participants are enrolled in
• 254 students were accepted into
college for the 2010–11 academic
year, representing 90 percent of
HCZ high school seniors.
• The incoming freshman class of
HCZ students obtained more than
$6.4 million in scholarships and
Community colleges can enhance their
relationships with four-year schools
and other training institutions. (For
more on successful community college
transfer programs, see “Higher Calling,”
p. 38.) They should particularly take
advantage of locally based opportunities
for secondary training and careers, such
as hotel management or health care.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of
State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For more information,
GEOFFREY CANADA will deliver the
keynote speech at the Hail and Farewell
Luncheon during the AACC Convention
in New Orleans, April 10.