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Monday, July 2, 2012

Clover Park Technical College President to Serve in Leadership Role at the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)

Dr. John Walstrum joins the AACC Commission on Economic and Workforce Development

Lakewood, WA – Dr. John Walstrum, president of Clover Park Technical College, has been appointed to the Commission on Economic and Workforce Development with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

This commission and others, act in an advisory capacity to the AACC Board of Directors in areas that reflect key aspects of the Association’s work on behalf of the nation’s 1,200 community and technical colleges.

There are a total of six commissions, each with a specific area of focus. The six commissions are:
  • Commission on Academic, Student and Community Development 
  • Commission on Communications and Marketing 
  • Commission on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity 
  • Commission on Economic and Workforce Development 
  • Commission on Global Education 
  • Commission on Research, Technology and Emerging Trends

AACC commissions were established to accomplish the following:  
  • provide advice to the AACC Board and staff;
  • encourage collaboration among community college entities and organizations;
  • provide a forum for focused conversation about the important community college issues and priorities of the day;
  • provide for increased involvement in the Association by AACC member CEOs and other professional staff; and
  • provide leadership opportunities for members of the AACC Board of Directors (who serve as Chairs).

About the AACC:
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) is a national organization representing close to 1,200 community, junior and technical colleges nationwide. Community colleges are the largest and fastest growing sector of higher education, enrolling more than 13 million credit and non-credit students annually.

About Clover Park Technical College:
Clover Park Technical College offers more than 50 career training degree and certificate programs in the areas of aerospace, business, computer information technology, construction and trades, health sciences, manufacturing, media, and personal care services.  The College also offers certification, online and distance learning, as well as continuing education courses. 
For more information call 253-589-5800, or visit www.cptc.edu/careers

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