National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) Names New Board Chair

Susan A. May, Ed.D., president of Fox Valley Technical College, has been named chair of NACCE's board of directors.

Springfield, MA, December 13, 2017 --( Susan May Takes Helm of NACCE Board.

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has named Susan A. May, Ed.D., president of Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin, as the chair of its board of directors.

May has been president of Fox Valley Technical College since 2008. She has led the college through a period of innovation that includes the development of the college’s Venture Center, which offers a full array of educational programs and services for entrepreneurs and small business owners. President May is also an active leader in NACCE’s Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge, through which college presidents pledge to fulfill five commitments designed to spur entrepreneurship in their communities.

“We are so pleased and fortunate to have Susan May lead our board,” said NACCE President and CEO Rebecca Corbin, Ed.D. “Her insight and effectiveness as a college executive and her enthusiasm for expanding entrepreneurial ecosystems make for a dynamic combination that will serve NACCE well as we pivot toward the next decade of change and entrepreneurial innovation.”

“It is truly an honor to lead this remarkable organization, said May. “There are few things more important for community and technical colleges today than actively supporting the development of entrepreneurs in our communities and, at the same time, advancing an entrepreneurial culture within our own organizations. The NACCE organization emphasizes both of these directions, a dynamic that is exciting to be a part of at the national level.”

May has been an active member of NACCE since 2011 and a board member since 2012. She is also a board member and past president of the Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance and past president of the Wisconsin Technical College System Presidents Association. She served as a board member and officer for the National Council for Workforce Education and was a long-time presenter and mentor for the Wisconsin Leadership Development Institute.

May also serves on the board of directors of several state and local organizations, including as Council President for the Bay-Lakes Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Junior Achievement-Wisconsin, Community First Credit Union, and the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin, and her doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

NACCE is an organization of educators, administrators, presidents and entrepreneurs focused on inciting entrepreneurship in their communities and on their campuses. NACCE has two main goals: to empower the college to approach the business of running a community college with an entrepreneurial mindset; and to grow the community college’s role in supporting job creation and entrepreneurs in its local ecosystem. NACCE has over 330 member colleges, representing nearly 2,000 members and approximately 3.3 million students.

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Rebecca Corbin
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National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship
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