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February 22, 2022  

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Addresses Community College Leaders

This episode of In the Know features Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona’s address to community college leaders at the 2022 National Legislative Summit. Secretary Cardona has a long history of advocating for public education and community colleges. He is an inspiring leader, and I think you’ll enjoy what he has to say. This episode also features a Q&A with Secretary Cardona moderated by ACCT Chair-Elect, Rose Benavidez.

Thank you for listening to this episode of In the Know, and thank you again to Secretary Cardona for taking the time to speak with us at the 2022 National Legislative Summit. If you have ideas for future episodes, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. You can email me directly at jbray@acct.org. We’ll see you next week.

February 15, 2022  

2022 Community College Legislative Priorities with ACCT and AACC

On this episode of In the Know, ACCT’s Vice President of Public Policy, Carrie Warick-Smith, ACCT’s Senior Government Affairs Associate, José Miranda, AACC’s Senior Vice President for Government Relations, David Baime, and AACC’s Associate Vice President for Government Relations, Jim Hermes, discuss the 2022 community college priorities. This session was recorded at the 2022 National Legislative Summit, and was moderated by William Serrata, President of El Paso Community College in Texas.

If you have questions about our legislative priorities, feel free to get in touch with the ACCT public policy team by emailing publicpolicy@acct.org

February 8, 2022  

Helping Student Parents Succeed with Nicole Lynn Lewis

On this episode of In the Know, I spoke to Nicole Lynn Lewis, Founder and CEO of Generation Hope, a non-profit based in the DC area that works to ensure all student parents have the opportunities to succeed and experience economic mobility. Generation Hope engages education and policy partners to drive systemic change and provides direct support to teen parents in college as well as their children through holistic, two-generation programming. Nicole has a very inspiring story and valuable perspective. I think you’ll enjoy this episode. 

 

February 1, 2022  

Get to Know Carrie Warick-Smith, ACCT’s New Vice President of Public Policy

On this episode of In the Know, ACCT’s Director of Strategic Communications, David Conner, and I spoke with ACCT’s new Vice President of Public Policy, Carrie Warick-Smith. Carrie is coming to ACCT from the National College Attainment Network where she gained extensive insight into the issues effecting community colleges and community college students. She has a lot to offer ACCT, and I think you all will enjoy getting to know her. We’re truly excited to welcome Carrie to ACCT!

January 25, 2022  

Preparing for the 2022 National Legislative Summit

On this episode of In the Know, ACCT's Digital Media and Communications Specialist, Jacob Bray, talks with Jose Miranda, ACCT’s Senior Government Relations Associate, about the upcoming National Legislative Summit. They talk about federal policies attendees should be ready to learn about, and some logistical details.

You can find more information on ACCT's NLS website, nls.acct.org, or feel free to email Jose at publicpolicy@acct.org with any questions.

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