It was great to attend a conference where the audience were from institutions just like mine – it is difficult to attend national conferences where a community college can relate to many strategies and best practices when being compared to four-year schools. It was great to be among other two-year staff and faculty. I felt very honored and lucky to be able to hear from Dr. Shugart. His wisdom and advice was so inspirational!
The community college voice is so important in the higher education conversation. I hope to make this a yearly occurrence as I felt I grew as a professional because of the experience.
It was great to network with other community college professionals. It feels very validating to be around so many CC professionals who understand our challenges and who are doing innovative things to find solutions to these challenges and improve student completion.