August 22, 2019
Karrin E. Wilks, Interim President of BMCC, recently accepted her appointment to the Commission on Student Success of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Wilks’ appointment comes at a time when BMCC continues to enhance and introduce new efforts to support BMCC’s culture of care fostering student success, both academically and personally.
The AACC does not usually appoint people in interim status; however, Wilks received a one-year appointment from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
“I am honored to have been appointed to the AACC Student Success Commission, which is a wonderful opportunity not only to showcase our good work at BMCC but to learn from colleagues across the country about what’s working to improve student success,” Wilks said.
The Commission on Student Success focuses on student access and success, and organizational transformation. The commission may examine subject areas, including but not limited to the following: degree completion and two-year to four-year transfer. In addition, the commission focuses on initiatives that facilitate the implementation of the 21st-Century Initiative and Implementation Guidelines (AACC Strategic Plan Strategy 1); showcase cutting-edge innovation with proven outcomes and improve student success; and provide affordable, high-quality technical assistance in areas that support student success.
The Commission on Student Success is one of ten AACC commissions that provide advice to the AACC Board and staff, encourage collaboration among community college entities and organizations, and provide a forum for focused conversation about the important community college issues and priorities of the day.
- Commission on Student Success focuses on student access, success, and organizational transformation
- AACC does not usually appoint people in interim status; however, Wilks received one-year appointment
- BMCC continues to enhance and introduce new efforts to support BMCC’s culture of care