For the first time in two years, 250 presidents, faculty, staff, and administrators, from 31 colleges and universities in 5 states, came together in-person for the annual NCCE Presidents Forum and PACE Conference. The events on February 15 at High Point University included presentation of the annual NCCE Engagement Awards, a fireside chat with Dr. Ted Mitchell, president of the American Council on Education facilitated by President Pamela Senegal, Piedmont Community College College, and a presentation by the AAC&U research team that recently released the report “The Effects of Community-Based Engagement in Higher Education: What We Know and Questions that Remain.” The Presidents Forum participants also engaged in a facilitated conversation with Dr. Eric Mlyn, of Duke University, on “Navigating the Politics of Higher Education,” while PACE participants selected from 24 workshop sessions.
This was the 26th annual PACE Conference, the largest and longest-running gathering in the Southeast focused on higher education community and civic engagement practice and scholarship. This was the 13th annual Presidents Forum, which convenes presidents to explore the public purposes of higher education and to recommit to community and civic engagement.
Presidents Forum program booklet