Annandale Hospitality Management faculty DeQuan Smith was selected to join the summer 2015 Future Leaders Institute cohort for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute is an innovative four-day leadership seminar designed for community college faculty and administrators who are ready to move into a higher level of leadership.
Institute faculty are community college presidents, chancellors and groundbreaking leaders. These leaders leverage their expertise and field-based practical skills to create new knowledge and enduring concepts that shape the practice of community college leadership.
Topics to be addressed include: advocating the community college mission, visioning with a global perspective, building leadership strengths, using data, the voluntary framework and the completion agenda to ensure student success, becoming an entrepreneurial leader, achieving equity and valuing diversity, understanding legal issues, applying the principles of effective leadership and moving up the career ladder.
Smith is thrilled about the opportunity and looks forward to applying what he gains from the institute at NOVA.