During the annual national conference of the American Association of Community Colleges, EPCC president Dr.William Serrata was elected to serve as chair-elect for the organizations board of directors.
The AACC is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges representing nearly 1,200 2-year associate degree-granting institutions and more than 12 million students.
Serrata was originally nominated and elected to the board in 2017 and has served on the executive committee since 2018.
On the executive committee, serrate chaired the committee on community college advancement.
“It is an honor to be selected by my peers to serve as chair-elect for the board of directors of the association of American community colleges (AACC).
I look forward to working with Dr. Bumphus and his team to continue AACC’s commitment to advance the recognition and importance of community colleges,” Dr. William Serrata, EPCC president said. Dr. Serrata has given enrollment management leadership in growing enrollment as well as increasing student retention, dual credit enrollment, and graduation rates while putting an emphasis on first-generation and Hispanic populations and establishing a college-going culture.
“EPCC, like community colleges all across our nation are the pathway to the American dream and the premier developers of the workforce. I am proud to continue the important work of advocacy, leadership and service for community colleges.”
“Based on the work he has done, especially for us in the El Paso area and what he’s done for the region, he will be a great advocate for community colleges across the nation,” Brian Haggerty, EPCC Board Chair said. “On behalf of the board, I’d like to congratulate Dr. Serrata on this great achievement.”
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During the annual national confernce of the AACC, EPCC president Dr.William Serrata was elected to serve as chair-elect for the organizations board of directors.
AACC is governed by a 32-member Board of Directors. The board represents member community colleges, maintains a vision and performance standards for AACC. 24 members are elected by the AACC membership three institutional at-large members and three public at large members, representing constituencies such as boards of trustees, business or government, are elected by the board itself.
The chair is elected by the Board and serves one year as chair-elect, one year as chair, and one year as past chair. Today, EPCC serves more than 28,500 students and offers 145 degree and certificate programs.
The college remains focused on students, growing our community partnerships and fostering excellence.
By creating a college-going culture and implementing innovative student success initiatives, El Paso Community College is transforming the pathway to higher education and developing a better prepared workforce for our region.