Thomas Nelson Community College President is Convener of Nationwide Presidents’ Round Table of African-American CEOs

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The Virginia Peninsula – Thomas Nelson Community College President, Dr. Charles A. Taylor has been appointed as Convener, Chair, of the 2006-07 Presidents’ Round Table of African-American CEOs, a nationwide network of African-American leadership and academic expertise. Thomas Nelson Community College will also serve as the host institution for this organization’s annual Round Table meeting to be held October 19 -21, 2007. More than 100 African-American Community College Presidents, Chancellors and CEOs from across the nation comprise the Presidents’ Round Table.

Founded in January 1983, the Presidents’ Round Table brings together African-American community college CEOs for the purpose of ensuring their success as college leaders. The group initially focused on advocacy for each other and mentorships to ensure the African-American legacy in campus leadership positions. Other priorities included successful matriculation of African-American students and employment opportunities for African-Americans in community colleges across the nation with special emphasis on grooming future presidents. “It is a great honor to have been selected as the Convener for the Presidents’ Round Table of African-American CEOs,” said President Taylor. “It is extremely gratifying to know that we have a large number of African-American CEOs serving as leaders and role models for higher education in our community colleges. This Presidents’ Round Table will give us the opportunity to focus on enhancing our leadership skills by seeking advice and consulting with our peers. We will also bring to the table important issues affecting community colleges, develop solutions, and learn from each other to be better prepared for the challenges we face as leaders.”