National American University Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NAUH), which through its wholly owned subsidiary operates National American University (“ NAU”), a regionally accredited, proprietary, multi-campus institution of higher learning, today announced that NAU has developed a Community College Advisory Board consisting of nationally renowned members to strengthen its relationships with community colleges.
NAU has been a longtime supporter of community college education for over 20 years with a number of community college presidents and other constituents serving on the university’s board of trustees. The university also shares many of the same values as community colleges in terms of an open door policy, focusing most importantly on student learning and student success. The university is committed to enhance partnerships that promote community college excellence and support student learning and completion.
The Community College Advisory Board will serve as an advisory and decision-making group under the direction of the Chair of the Board, Dr. John E. Roueche, on matters related to the university’s academic programs, services and initiatives related to community colleges. Dr. Roueche holds the Sid Richardson Regents Chair at the University of Texas at Austin, where he directs the Community College Leadership Program and is a nationally recognized authority in community college education.
“NAU provides a caring and supporting learning environment focused on working with all students to help provide them the opportunity to achieve their educational goals,” said Dr. Samuel D. Kerr, Provost for National American University. “This is a vision shared with community colleges and we are excited about the opportunity to build partnerships to meet the academic needs of students.”The Community College Advisory Board will meet quarterly to assist in building alliances to meet the needs of community college students and staff based on the mission and core values of NAU. These responsibilities include the development of strategic alliances with community colleges.