NWTC VP selected for inaugural class of Aspen Presidential Fellowship

Monday April 11, 2016
Highly selective program designed to improve student success

GREEN BAY – Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Vice President of Learning Lori Suddick has been awarded the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC, announced that Suddick joins the inaugural class of the Aspen Presidential Fellows, a diverse group of 40 extraordinary leaders with the drive and capacity to transform community colleges to achieve higher levels of student success.

“It is a great honor and privilege to have been selected as an Aspen Presidential Fellow,” said Suddick. “This fellowship will help ensure that all students succeed in achieving their dreams. We take great pride in setting the pace for a future that creates strong communities, businesses, and quality of life for everyone in northeast Wisconsin.”  Vice President of Learning Lori Suddick

Over the next decade, the majority of current community college presidents are expected to retire. At the same time, increasing numbers of students are flocking to community colleges to earn degrees that lead to good jobs. The Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence aims to equip college leaders with the tools they need to help improve student outcomes. The Fellowship is a highly selective year-long program to prepare leaders aspiring, or recently appointed, to the community college presidency. Fellows will participate in a series of innovative seminars and ongoing mentorship focused on a new vision for leadership, delivered in collaboration with Stanford University faculty and top community college leaders.

Suddick was selected through a rigorous process that considered her abilities to take strategic risks, lead strong teams and cultivate partnerships, and focus on results-oriented improvements in student success and access.

The 2016-2017 Aspen Presidential Fellows hail from 17 states and 30 community colleges of varying sizes and will begin their program in July 2016 at Stanford University with anticipated completion in Spring 2017. Applications for the second class will be available by September 30, 2016.

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