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Leadership Fellows Program History

Established almost 40 years ago, the National Community College Hispanic Council’s (NCCHC) mission includes preparation and support of Hispanic leaders in America’s community colleges, to the ultimate benefit of our students. One of NCCHC’s first ventures was to offer a leadership development program, with support from the Ford Foundation. We are proud that more than 20 of the 72 original fellows are now or have been community college presidents, and many others have moved to positions of increased responsibility as upper-level administrators.

A second iteration of the NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program was launched in 2003.  Close to 300 Fellows representing 24 states have completed the program and came from vice-president, dean, and director administrative levels and from a cross-section of community colleges across the country. 


The Council continues its efforts to develop leaders for the challenges that lie ahead in higher education by offering the Leadership Fellows Program in collaboration with Arizona State University.  The Leadership Fellows Program will launch another class of fellows in September 2024. Applications will open in January 2024.


Click on the image below to view and download artifacts from NCCHC's historical archive

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