FLINT — Dr. Amy Fugate, vice president of Academic Affairs at Mott Community College, has assumed the presidency of NCIA (National Council of Instructional Administrators) which is an affiliate council for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).
Fugate was elected to an at-large position on the NCIA Board in 2009 and has previously served as secretary and vice president for the organization.
NCIA represents all community college academic leaders throughout the country, and is committed to promoting professional development and enhancing the performance of instructional administrators and serving as the national voice for the involvement of community college instructional administrators in policy planning and decision making.
“I am honored to have been chosen by my fellow board members to serve as this year’s president,” said Fugate. “NCIA is a valuable resource for community college administrators through its work sponsoring exemplary practices initiatives, providing research on community colleges, and developing mentoring program for new academic officers.”
“Most recently, the organization was very active in analyzing the Affordable Care Act and identifying what its impact will be on adjunct faculty at community colleges nationwide. NCIA helps academic leaders think outside confines of their own state. It is a national network that transcends state networks for academic leadership,” she said.
A Michigan native, Fugate joined MCC in 2006 as vice president of Academic Affairs after serving as dean of Humanities and Fine Arts at Kansas City Kansas Community College. — G.G.