Shoreline Community College president named to national boards
Shoreline Community College President Lee Lambert has been named to two national-level higher education leadership positions.
In April, Lambert was appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), just a month after taking over as chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).
“I’m honored and excited to join AACC in this leadership position at such a critical time for higher education,” Lambert said. He was named as a council representative at the AACC annual convention, in Orlando, Fla.
“AACC is the leading advocate and voice for community colleges at the national level,” Lambert said. “Shoreline is working hard to find innovative ways to meet the needs of our students, our communities and our industry and education partners. I’ll work to foster that spirit of innovation on a broader scale.”
In March, Lambert was chosen to lead the board at NC3.
“NC3 is a group of educational institutions and industry partners dedicated to creating strong partnerships,” Lambert said. “The core idea of the NC3 partners is to develop, implement and sustain certifications that are industry-recognized and portable for the student.”
Lambert said NC3 is focused on the transportation, energy and aviation sectors.
“At Shoreline, we worked with aerospace companies to develop a two-quarter program that gives students the skills to get hired right away, and [gives] industry the employable workers they need now,” he said. “We also have the premier automotive technician training center in the country, a program that others from around the world come to see.”
On April 17, Lambert testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee about Shoreline’s experiences.
“Our effort is centered on our partners and students and making it work for them,” Lambert said. “When the college can stay focused on the needs of partners and students, everybody wins.”
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