Contributed by Teaching & Learning Excellence Division Communications

More than 1,400 ACC employees gathered for the 2022 General Assembly to hear key college updates and connect with the larger ACC community. This year’s event included both in-person and virtual options, with more than 300 employees attending in person and approximately 1,100 employees engaging online.

This year’s theme, “Our Defining Moments,” highlights the ways in which ACC has adapted to unique challenges since opening in 1973.

The event began with a “State of the College” address by ACC Chancellor Dr. Richard Rhodes. Board of Trustees Chair, Dr. Nan McRaven, shared key information about the college’s proposed 2022 general obligation bond package. Recognition of employees and faculty graduates from various programs followed including the recognition of  ACC’s Riverbat Employee of the Year, Jeff DeLeon, from IT services.

During the event, several students were welcomed onstage for a panel discussion about their own ‘defining moments.’ ACC Provost Dr. Monique Umphrey presented the Instructional and Student Affairs update.

Keynote speaker Gerd Leonhard, Futurist & CEO of The Futures Agency, presented a captivating pre-recorded address about the possibilities and challenges facing higher education over the next decade. Afterward, he participated in a virtual live Q&A with Dr. Umphrey.

Dr. Susan Thomason, associate vice chancellor for the Teaching & Learning Excellence Division (TLED), closed out the program with concluding remarks.

Some of the feedback received from attendees included:

“The opportunity to interact with ACC employees across the institution is a breath of fresh air and fosters our 3Cs…Collaboration, Connecting, and Caring!! The event is well managed, but even more so, catching up with old friends and making new connections really energizes me.”

“By far and away, the keynote address by Gerd Leonhard was the best part of the General Assembly. It was refreshing, honest, and relevant.”

Recordings are available on the General Assembly page. 

View a slideshow of photos from the event below.