CEO Appointed to CCCSE National Advisory Board

Jackson, Mississippi – Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner has been appointed to the National Advisory Board for the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE).

According to CCCSE Director Dr. Evelyn N. Waiwaiole, Tincher-Ladner will serve a three-year term on the Board, which will convene for the first time May 10-11, 2017, in Austin, Texas.

CCCSE, a research and service initiative of the Program in Higher Education Leadership in the Department of Educational Administration in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin, provides important information about effective educational practice in community colleges. The Center assists institutions and policymakers in using information to promote improvements in student learning, persistence and attainment.

Cumulatively, the Center has surveyed over 2 million students at more than 900 different colleges in 50 states and the District of Columbia, plus several island nations as well as Canadian provinces. The U.S. colleges represent a total of more than 6.5 million students.

The National Advisory Board for CCCSE is composed of community college leaders and outstanding researchers from across the U.S. and provides strategic and policy guidance for the Center’s work.

“By working closely with member colleges, systems and states, the Center is seeking always to support quality improvement and student success by improving educational practice,” Waiwaiole said. “This work cannot be accomplished without the highly valued contributions of our National Advisory Board, composed of community college leaders, outstanding researchers and policy influencers from across America.”

Tincher-Ladner previously served as Phi Theta Kappa’s Chief Information and Research Officer. Prior to joining Phi Theta Kappa, Tincher-Ladner served over two decades in higher education, primarily working in instruction and information technology. She also served as Director of Institutional Research and Planning at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Tincher-Ladner holds a Ph.D. in Education Leadership from Mississippi State University and both an M.A. and B.A. in mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi. She also serves on the National Advisory Council for the America’s College Promise Campaign.

Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees. Phi Theta Kappa is made up of more than 3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.

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