Welcome back to America’s leading higher education podcast! This is The EdUp Experience President Series Episode #75. In this episode, sponsored by MDT Marketing, we welcome Dr. Kenya Ayers-Palmore, President, Tarrant County College! Keyna talks about literally changing the life trajectory for students and their families in one of the largest community college systems in the country. She discusses paying attention to and scaling the opportunity for women of color to ascend to greater roles in higher ed. Kenya also talks about the value of higher education and, specifically, the economic impact of community colleges and their impact on the national stage. She also talks about what higher ed can learn from Carvana - you don't want to miss this!
Prior to assuming the presidency with TCC, Dr. Ayers served for three years as Vice President and Chair of the Board for the Northwest Educational Council for Student Success (NECSS). NECSS is a partnership organization which unifies William Rainey Harper College and its three feeder school districts (D211, D214 and D220) in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. As chief executive officer of NECSS, Ayers helmed many cutting edge initiatives that were instrumental in Harper’s accomplishments in the area of student success for the K-14 pipeline. Harper College is winner of the 2016 Leah Meyer Austin Award and a 2017 Aspen Prize eligible institution.
Ayers has managed multi-million dollar budgetary resources and has led multiple institutional initiatives responsible for forward momentum and sustainable transformation. Ayers was featured on the cover of the June/July 2016 edition of the Community College Journal in an article, “The Mentorship of Kenya Ayers.”
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