Podcast: New Episodes of 'In the Know'

January 11, 2022

In the Know With ACCT is back! 

Whether you’re a community college trustee, a president, a policymaker or someone with a passion for the community college movement, ACCT’s podcast is designed to get you in the know. Listen to provocative, informal conversations with visionaries and sector leaders in a portable format that’s more radio show than classroom.

Below are the latest episodes. Episodes to come this winter will focus on community college advocacy, governance education and topics relating to student success and workforce development in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Also be sure to check out our list of almost 100 earlier episodes, organized by catetory, to find out what you might have missed.

Lumina Foundation’s Million Dollar Community College Challenge

In this episode of In the Know, ACCT's David Conner and Jacob Bray spoke with Shauna Davis and Mary Laphen from Lumina Foundation. Shauna is the Strategy Director for Community College Participation and Mary is the Strategy Officer for Participation. We spoke about Lumina's Million Dollar Community College Challenge, a grant opportunity to support brand building and strategic marketing efforts for community colleges. 

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. This episode also features a Q&A with Secretary Cardona moderated by ACCT Chair-Elect Rose Benavidez.

2022 Community College Legislative Priorities with ACCT and AACC

In 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 Federal Legislative Priorities, known to ACCT and AACC members as "the green sheet." This session was recorded at the 2022 National Legislative Summit, and was moderated by William Serrata, President of El Paso Community College in Texas.

Helping Student Parents Succeed with Nicole Lynn Lewis

In this episode of In the Know, ACCT's Jacob Bray spoke with Nicole Lynn Lewis, founderand CEO of Generation Hope, a non-profit based in the Washington, D.C. 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. 

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

Inthis episode of In the Know, ACCT’s Director of Strategic Communications David Conner, and Communications and Digitial Media Specialist Jacob Bray 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. 

Get to Know Jee Hang Lee, ACCT’s New President and CEO

In this Episode, ACCT's David Conner and Jacob Bray talk to Jee Hang Lee about how he fell in love with community colleges and his plans for ACCT as the association's new President and CEO. 


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