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

Published: May 29, 2008

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.

Founded in 1920, AACC is a forum for the nation’s two-year colleges that aims to “Build a Nation of Learners by Advancing America’s Community Colleges.” The nonprofit organization is governed by a 32-member board of directors and represents roughly 1,200 two-year and more than 11 million students, as well as international members in Puerto Rico, Japan, Great Britain, Korea, and the United Arab Emirates.

AACC supports and promotes its member colleges through policy initiatives, innovative programs, research and information and strategic outreach to business and industry and the national news media. Its efforts are focused in five strategic actions areas:

  • Recognition and Advocacy for Community Colleges
  • Student Access, Learning and Success
  • Community College Leadership Development
  • Economic and Workforce Development
  • Global and Intercultural Education

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