Brookdale President Dr. Maureen Murphy is one of a select group of higher education executives nominated to serve on the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), the premier advocacy organization representing nearly 1,200 two-year institutions across the U.S.
The 2016 slate of nominees includes 18 community college presidents and chief executives from across the country, including 16 who were nominated for their accomplishments with an AACC member institution.
Murphy is one of two nominees to be recognized for serving with an AACC-affiliated council, or a national organization that works alongside the AACC to support community colleges, their students and employees.
She has been nominated for her years of work with the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC), where, as a current member and a past president, she has helped to establish a new AAWCC chapter and drive the organization’s mission to strengthen and expand opportunities for women in community colleges.
Supporting Murphy’s nomination for the AACC board are letters of recommendation from community college presidents across the state and across the country, many of whom cite her vision, courage and abilities as a leader.
“I am honored and extremely humbled to be included in this remarkable field of nominees, and to be considered for a seat on the AACC Board of Directors,” said Murphy. “We all know that community colleges are a powerful force for social progress and individual advancement in America, and the AACC is the organization that unites us all in that mission. To join the AACC board would be a tremendous honor, and I could not be prouder to receive this nomination.”
The AACC Board of Directors features 32 members, 24 of whom are elected by the AACC membership to serve a three-year term on the board. Elections to replace outgoing members are held annually in February, with new members taking office on July 1.
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