WCC's Sobek Finalist for National Honor
Byline: Submitted by Waubonsee Community College
Waubonsee Community College is among a select group of finalists in a prestigious new program designed to recognize innovation and promising practices among two-year colleges nationwide.
The American Association of Community Colleges established the Awards of Excellence this year and will award them annually.
Winners in each of five categories will be named April 23 in San Francisco during the AACC annual convention, an event that attracts close to 2,000 educators, policymakers, corporate and foundation representatives each year.
Waubonsees president, Christine J. Sobek, was recognized in the Emerging Leadership category, which honors AACC member CEOs who have developed exemplary systems of leadership and professional development and created a campus culture that proactively supports employee career and leadership advancement for all campus personnel.
Other categories include Student Success, Exemplary CEO/Board, Advancing Diversity and Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership.
Under her leadership, Waubonsee has developed a culture of engagement that proactively supports administrator, faculty and staff professional development. She promotes leadership through the development and expansion of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology, administrative in-services, growth of cross-functional teams, expansion of the Presidents Cabinet membership and ongoing resources for active participation by administrators, faculty, and staff in local, state, regional, and national associations and conferences.
She regularly mentors new Illinois community college presidents and makes leadership presentations throughout the district. …