Walker-Griffea begins tenure as AAWCC president

Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea

Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea

FLINT– Dr. Beverly Walker- Griffea, president of Mott Community College (MCC) will doubled her presidential duties, July 1, when she assumed the role of national president for the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) for a two-year term from 2015-2017.

The AAWCC is an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). As the leading national organization for women in community colleges, the AAWCC has a firm commitment to equity and excellence in education and employment for women in community, junior and technical colleges. “I am honored to have been chosen to serve as president of this organization whose principles of equity for women in higher education and whose commitment to educational and professional excellence I embrace, said Walker- Griffea. “I welcome this opportunity to expand the reach of AAWCC to help ensure that women who work in, and attend community colleges have the support and resources they need to be successful,” she added.

Walker-Griffea previously served as Vice President for Resources and Development for the AAWCC. Her program for the Spokane Community College Single Parent Program was recognized by the AAWCC in 1998 as a National Model. The American Association for Women in Community Colleges was organized in 1973 and became an Affiliate Council of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, now the American Association of Community Colleges. With 10 regions, AAWCC has chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and three Canadian provinces and one territory.

Members have opportunities for to develop their leadership skills and professional portfolios, receive scholarships to attend the National Institute for Leadership Development and have a share in the voice advocating on behalf of women in education. For more information about AAWCC, visit www.aawccnatl.org.

Mott Community College is committed to providing a high quality education and services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. More than 100 academic and occupational programs prepare students for the new economy through university transfer agreements, and high-demand associate’s degree programs or one year certification programs. — G.G.

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