Welcome back to America’s leading higher education podcast! In this episode of The EdUp Experience Podcast, sponsored by UnMudl, we welcome Dr. Walter G. Bumphus, President & CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges!
Dr. Bumphus, joins us to discuss community colleges and their critical role in the higher ed ecosystem. Given his unique and important role at AACC, he’s able to drop serious knowledge about the impact and challenges for community colleges today. We discuss confidence, enrollment declines, student engagement, DEI, and many other topics. Tune in and don’t miss it!
Dr. Walter G. Bumphus is President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges. From 2007 to January 1, 2011, Dr. Bumphus served as a professor in the Community College Leadership Program and as chair of the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin. He also held the A. M. Aikin Regents Endowed Chair in Junior and Community College Education Leadership. He previously served as president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) from 2001 to 2007.
LCTCS later conferred upon him the title of President Emeritus of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. From November 2000 to September 2001 he was chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC). Prior to joining BRCC, Dr. Bumphus worked in the corporate world serving as President of the Higher Education Division of Voyager Expanded Learning. Six years prior, he served as president of Brookhaven College in Dallas County Community College District.
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