Lauren Simer, vice president for institutional effectiveness at Greenville Technical College, has been appointed to leadership roles with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges (NACTC).
She has been appointed to the American Association of Community Colleges Commission on Institutional Infrastructure and Transformation, serving a three-year term. AACC is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges, representing nearly 1,200 institutions and 12 million students. There are nine commissions authorized by the AACC board, established to provide advice to the board and staff. Each commission consists of an average of 24 people from member institutions who are CEOs or administrators.
In addition, she has been elected to serve a two-year term as vice-chair for the National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges. The NACTC is a non-profit organization comprised of progressive community colleges dedicated to facilitating the sharing of ideas and programs. Founded in 1979, the organization emphasizes networking, problem solving, and cooperative efforts addressing issues of common concern.