MCC Daily Tribune

President's Wednesday Message

This week, we are hosting our colleague Board colleges and staff from the League for Innovation in the Community College. In addition to MCC, the Board includes 16 institutions from the US and two from Canada:

  • Anne Arundel Community College (MD)
  • Austin Community College (TX)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (NC)
  • Cuyahoga Community College (OH)
  • Dallas Community College District (TX)
  • Delta College (MI)
  • Foothill-DeAnza Community College District (CA)
  • Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (CAN)
  • Johnson County Community College (KS)
  • Kirkwood Community College (IA)
  • Maricopa Colleges (AZ)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)
  • San Diego Community College District (CA)
  • Santa Fe College (FL)
  • Seattle Colleges (WA)
  • Sinclair Community College (OH)
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (CAN)
  • Valencia College (FL)

The League for Innovation is dedicated to cultivating innovation in the community college environment. The Board colleges commit to participating in a learning community of shared practices in service of student success. The reach of these colleges is strong: together, we serve hundreds of thousands of students. Through the League, our colleges recognize the excellence of our students in literary and art competitions; and the accomplishments of our faculty and staff through awards, publications, conferences and summits, and projects like Faculty Voices. Many of you have presented at conferences, participated in projects, and won awards sponsored by the League. League colleges generously share expertise, ideas, and innovation, helping Board institutions keep their eyes on the horizon and pushing all of us to be stronger and better.

The opportunity to host the League Board meeting occurs about once a decade and provides attendees with the chance to learn more about the host college and the community it serves. While in Rochester, our visitors will meet at both the Brighton and Downtown campuses, and they will venture beyond MCC, exploring a bit of what makes our town unique and special: touring Wegmans, eating at Dinosaur BBQ, and dining at the Memorial Art Gallery on their last evening in Rochester. MCC also wants our guests to meet the people who make our College unique and special, so shared governance and union leaders and their guests have been invited to the concluding dinner. They will join our current and honorary Trustees, Presidents Emeriti, Foundation Directors, and leadership team in celebrating innovation and the power of shared learning with the leaders of these outstanding colleges. My special thanks go out to Vice President for Student Services Lloyd Holmes and Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives Julianna Frisch for their work in planning this visit.

If you happen to see any of our League visitors, I encourage you to welcome them to MCC and share why our College is inspiring every day!

Please also share your thoughts on the blog.

Kress, Anne
President's Office