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News at Brookhaven College

For Immediate Release

Walter Bumphus
DALLAS— Dr. Walter Bumphus, past president of Brookhaven College, has been appointed as the new president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), effective January 1, 2011. Bumphus served as the president of Brookhaven College from 1991-1997.

"Walter Bumphus has contributed tremendously to the community college movement," said ACCT President and CEO J. Noah Brown. "In 2005, Dr. Bumphus was awarded one of ACCT's top honors, the Marie Y. Martin Chief Executive Officer award, for his extraordinary leadership as president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Dr. Bumphus has collaborated with ACCT on our trustee research project and has assisted with trustee training. We look forward to our new collaboration and partnership in the coming years." Dr. Bumphus currently serves as professor in the Community College Leadership Program (CCLP) and chair of the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin. The CCLP is the nation's oldest and most prolific doctoral program for community college leaders.

"Walter has been tested over and over as a leader, and he has consistently risen to every challenge," current AACC President and CEO George R. Boggs said in an AACC announcement issued this morning. "He brings both intellect and experience to the leadership of AACC, and he has a deep commitment to community colleges and the people they serve." "Dr. Boggs's leadership over the past decade has helped to elevate community colleges to a new level," said Brown. "He has established a strong foundation on which AACC and ACCT will continue to build under the leadership of Dr. Bumphus."




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