As we approach the end of our academic year and attention is focused on graduations and other related ceremonies, during the month of May, the MI-ACE Network would like to take the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women leaders within our member institutions. In that regard, on behalf of the MI-ACE Network, we extend sincere congratulations to four outstanding women from the Wayne County Community College District who completed their doctorate degrees this year.
Carolyn Carter, EdD, Chief Development Officer
Dissertation Title: Eyewitness to Excellence: A Portraiture Study of one African American Female’s Fundraising Strategies in an Urban Community College. This study examined the fundraising strategies of one African American female president at an urban community college.
CharMaine Hines, EdD, Vice Chancellor, Academic Accountability and Policy
Dissertation Title: Minority Community College CEOs Perceptions of Underrepresentation, Preparation and Ascension to the Presidency. This phenomenological study explored the perceptions of thirty-four CEOs of color of the underrepresentation of minorities serving in presidential roles at community colleges.
Oneka Semet, EdD, District Dean, Educational Affairs
Dissertation Title: Faculty Perceptions of Technology Literacy in the Community College Curriculum. This investigation addressed General Education and Career Technical Education faculty perceptions and attitudes toward integrating technology literacy competencies into the community college curriculum. Dr. Semet’s acknowledgements page included: “Dr. Kimberly Hurns who provided me with professional support and guidance during the degree process.”
Monica Wiggins, EdD, District Academic Dean
Dissertation Title: Women Chief Technology Officers in Community Colleges. This study used a qualitative phenomenological method to investigate the experiences of women chief technology officers in community colleges and their experiences that led to attainment of leadership roles in technology.
We close with a quote from an unknown author:
“Achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that’s nice too, but not as satisfying.”
Ladies, you did it and, again, congratulations!