TNCC President Elected to Board of Directors for the American Association of Community Colleges

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The Virginia Peninsula – Thomas Nelson Community College President Dr. Charles A. Taylor has been elected to the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) board of directors. President of TNCC since 2004, he will serve on the AACC board through June 30, 2011 effective this July.

Dr. Taylor holds a doctoral degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Loyola University of Chicago, a master’s degree in Education from The Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He was previously senior vice chancellor for administration and finance/chief operating officer at Peralta Community College District in Oakland, California and has held administrative and/or teaching posts at colleges in Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Texas, and Washington State.

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TNCC to Host African-American Community College Leaders from Across the Nation

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Thomas Nelson Community College will be host to the 2007 Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership October 15-20. Roughly 40 participants including community college presidents and potential community college leaders from across the nation will assemble on the Virginia Peninsula for the conference which is sponsored by the 2007 Presidents’ Round Table of African-American CEOs in association with the American Association of Community Colleges.

Thomas Nelson Community College President Dr. Charles A. Taylor is convener and chair of the Presidents’ Round Table of African-American CEOs for 2006-07. The organization’s annual meeting will coincide with the Lakin Institute which is now in its 14th year. Among the event’s featured speakers are, Norfolk State University President Dr. Carolyn Meyers, sharing her vision on the importance of turning leadership challenges into opportunities; Virginia Delegates Mamye BaCote and Jeoin Ward addressing the politics of leadership; and Dr. Belle Wheelan, President of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools discussing Accreditation and the Presidency.

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