July 20, 2021

273: Community Colleges as Economic Engines - with Dr. Daniel Corr, President, Arizona Western College & Dr. Roger Stanford, President, Western Technical College

273: Community Colleges as Economic Engines - with Dr. Daniel Corr, President, Arizona Western College & Dr. Roger Stanford, President, Western Technical College

Welcome back to America’s leading higher education podcast! This is The EdUp Experience President Series Episode #84 & #85.  In this episode, sponsored by the Alliance for Innovation & Transformation (AFIT), we welcome Dr. Daniel Corr, President, Arizona Western College & Dr. Roger Stanford, President, Western Technical College!  In this episode, Daniel and Roger discuss how community college-educated students can supercharge our economy and the communities they work in.  Skills, workforce training, and economic impact are just a few issues discussed in this awesome conversation!

Dr. Daniel Corr has served as the president of Arizona Western College (AWC) in Yuma, Arizona since 2016. Locally, he serves on the Yuma County Workforce Development Board, the Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority Board of Directors, the Yuma County Ag Producers Scholarship Fund Review Committee, the Yuma Education Consortium, the Arizona Western College Foundation Board, & the Consortium for Higher Education Sonora-Arizona. 

Dr. Roger Stanford has served as the president of Western Technical College in La Crosse, Wisconsin since 2017. Under Roger's leadership, Western became an Achieving the Dream Leader College, a designation that recognizes the College's commitment to ensuring success for all students. Additionally, the 2017 Campus Sustainability Index recognized Western as a leader among two-year colleges for its overall sustainability efforts. Western is also known for being a poverty-informed college, infusing equity-minded practices throughout the institution to better accommodate and understand students' economic realities. 

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