Community Colleges Administrators Seminar, 2012
For two weeks in April 2012 the Fulbright Program in Russia hosted five U.S. community college leaders who visited Russian colleges and met with universities rectors, students and staff around the country through the third annual Community College Administrators Seminar (CCAS).
Seminar participants discussed educational reforms taking place in Russia, explained the role of community colleges in U.S. higher education and explored opportunities for partnerships between Russian and American institutions. The interests of the U.S. community college leaders ranged from development of information technologies and environmental protection to nursing, accounting and finance. They were also interested in cooperation between businesses and educational institutions in programs for workforce development.
CCAS 2012 began in Moscow with meetings at the Russian State Agrarian University named for Timiryazev. The group visited institutions near the capital (Krasnogorsk State College and Tula State University) before flying to Rostov-on-Don for sessions at Don State Technical University. Seminar participants then traveled individually to five different cities – Voronezh, Volgograd, Krasnodar, Belgorod and Astrakhan – where they explored options for future collaboration with Russian regional institutions.
US Fulbright Community College Administrator Seminar participants, 2012:
John Cox – President, Cape Cod Community College (Barnstable, Massachusetts)
Brian King – President, Cabrillo College (Aptos, California)
Ann McGee – President, Seminole State College of Florida
Charles Sasaki – Dean of Arts and Sciences, Kapiolani Community College (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Barbara Viniar – President and Chief Executive Officer, Chesapeake College (Wye Mills, Maryland)