Leveraging Legislative Partners to Expand Workforce Development


About Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin Gayle Conelly Manchin was sworn in as the Appalachian Regional Commission’s thirteenth federal co-chair on May 6, 2021, becoming the first ARC Federal Co-Chair from West Virginia. Nominated by President Biden, Manchin works directly with ARC’s 13-member governors—one of whom is appointed annually as States’ Co-Chair—their state alternates and program […]

Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Workforce Education


About Dr. Corbin Rebecca Corbin is president & CEO of the Entrepreneurship (NACCE), a leading non-profit membership organization dedicated to increasing entrepreneurship offerings and thinking at over 300 community colleges across the country. She has forged several new partnerships with national Foundations to advance STEM education, ecosystem mapping, and intellectual property curriculum knowledge in community […]

Innovation in Business Partnerships to Elevate Workforce Programs


About Dr. McDonough Dr. Michael J. McDonough is Raritan Valley Community College’s eighth president. He has served in this role since June 2014. Prior to joining RVCC, McDonough served as provost and vice president of academic services at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY (2011-2014); as dean of Liberal Arts at Monroe Community College (2007-2011); […]

The Future of the Workforce Student


About Dr. Willis The fifth president of Howard Community College, Dr. Daria J. Willis assumed office in January 2022, following a nationwide search and unanimous vote by the Board of Trustees. She is the first African American to lead the college. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Willis was the president of Everett Community College. She has held […]

Creating a Cycle of Lifelong Learning


About Dr. Moore Kimberly Moore has spent over a decade in the workforce development arena.  She currently serves as the Vice President for Workforce Innovation at Tallahassee Community College (TCC).  In the position of Vice President, she is responsible for developing strategic solutions that address the needs of employers and those seeking to enter or […]

Confessions of an Internal Candidate


About Dr. Williams  Tonjua Williams, Ph.D., became St. Petersburg College’s seventh president on July 3, 2017. A St. Petersburg native, Dr. Williams began her tenure with the college in 1986, rising through the ranks in a variety of academic and administrative roles. Prior to becoming President, Dr. Williams was Senior Vice President for Student Services […]

Greg Haile: Breaking the Mold: Innovation in Workforce Training Opportunities

About President Haile Gregory Adam Haile is the seventh president of Broward College. He assumed the role on July 1, 2018. Broward College serves 63,000 students with approximately 5,000 colleagues. The institution is part of the Florida College System and was named a Top Ten finalist for the prestigious Aspen Prize for the years 2013, 2017, […]

Dr. Philip Neal: Innovation in Building Pathways for Working Learners


About Dr. Neal Dr. Phillip Neal serves as the President and CEO of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in higher education. Previously, Dr. Neal led national corporate partnership development for the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). He was a community college faculty member and also […]

Dr. Linda García: Building Success for the “Working Learner”

From this episode During the episode, Dr. García mentions the three questions that every institution should ask its leadership team: How does your college consider students who work in matters of policy and practice such as scheduling and course offerings?  What are the expectations of faculty for getting to know students and understanding the external […]