CCAC campus president appointed to American Association of Community College’s commission

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH-Dr. Evon Walters, CCAC's interim Northwest Campus president, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the American Associationevon-walters-71819 of Community Colleges (AACC) to serve a three-year term on AACC's Commission on Student Success. Walters provides leadership and oversight of CCAC's Allegheny Campus, North Campus, West Hills Center, Homewood-Brushton Center, Energy Innovation Center and the trade union facilities. 

The Commission on Student Success will focus on student access and success, and organizational transformation. The commission may examine subject areas, including but not limited to the following: degree completion and two-year to four-year transfer. In addition, the commission may focus on initiatives that facilitate the implementation of the 21st-Century Initiative and Implementation Guidelines; showcase cutting-edge innovation with proven outcomes and improve student success; and provide affordable, high-quality technical assistance in areas that support student success.

"I am honored at this appointment, and I look forward to engaging, examining and contributing to the dialogue with other thought leaders across the country in addressing one of the more critical issues facing the community college sector today and, certainly, in the future," said Walters, who previously served a one-year term on AACC's Commission on College Readiness. 

Walters earned doctorate, master's and bachelor's degrees at the University of Massachusetts. In 2003, he was nominated and selected as a Fellow of the American Council on Education. His previous positions include president of Robert B. Miller College and campus CEO and executive dean of the Eastern Campus of Suffolk County Community College. He also served as vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania and as vice president of Student Services at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, N.Y.

Recognized for his entrepreneurial and collaborative leadership approach, he is credited with spearheading the conceptualization and construction of high-tech, data-driven "One Stop" Student Success centers at three community colleges. Many of the centers have been recognized nationally for the creative integration of data and technology by the Community College Review, Campus Technology and EDUCAUSE journals. 

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