Greg Hamann, president of Linn Benton Community College, was elected Chair-elect of the American Association of Community Colleges President’s Academy, which guides professional development activities for presidents across the United States.
Hamann was elected by a nationwide vote of community college presidents at AACC’s member institutions. He has served on the AACC President’s Academy executive committee since 2010.
The committee, comprised of 13 elected community college CEOs including the chair, chair-elect, past chair, two representatives from each of the five regions and an ex-officio member, advises the AACC on leadership development opportunities and sponsor programs for member presidents.
“I’m grateful for this unique opportunity to serve,” said Hamann, who has served as LBCC’s president since February of 2010. “This is an opportunity also to draw national attention to some of the great, innovative things that people at LBCC are doing.”
The committee also plans a three-day institute focused on issues of critical importance to success in the role of the community college president, providing a mix of content experts and interaction around related case studies to help presidents throughout the U.S. develop skills they can apply at their respective campuses.
Newer presidents attending the annual institute are able to develop relationships with more seasoned presidents and focus on immediate challenges and opportunities that presidents face on their campuses.