What is the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge (PFEP)?
Through the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge, community college presidents commit to advance entrepreneurship in their communities and create an entrepreneurial culture on their campus and multiple access points to support local startups and small businesses.
Five Action Steps for Creating Economic Vitality Through Entrepreneurship
There are five action steps we believe are crucial for community colleges to advance entrepreneurship in their communities:
- Create or Expand Internal & External Teams Dedicated to Entrepreneurship
- Increase Entrepreneurs' Engagement in Community Colleges
- Engage in Industry Cluster Development
- Leverage Both Community College and Community Assets to Spur Innovation and Job Creation
- Create Buzz and Broad Exposure of your College's Commitment to Entrepreneurship
Several community college presidents who signed NACCE’s PFEP
met at AACC’s Annual Convention in San Antonio.
Pictured (from left to right) Front Row - Dr. Cristobal "Cris" Valdez, Central Wyoming College; Dr. Edwin R. Massey, Indian River State College; Dr. Eugene Giovannini. Maricopa Community College; Dr. Angeline Godwin, Patrick Henry Community College Second Row - Dr. Lorraine Morales, Pima Community College- Community Campus; Dr. Kristine Duffy, SUNY/Adirondack; Dr. Lee D. Lambert, Pima Community College; Dr. Charles “Chuck”Terrell, Eastern WV Community and Technical College; Dr. Shari Olson, South Mountain Community College Third Row - Dr. Barbara Jones, South Arkansas Community College; Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt, Bucks County Community College; Dr. Zachary Hodges, Houston Community College – Northwest; Dr. Guy Altieri, Hagerstown Community College Fourth Row - Dr. John J. Rainone, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College; Dr. Dorey Diab, North Central State College; Dr. Douglas Allen, Ridgewater College; Dr. Kevin Drumm, SUNY/Broome; Dr. Bryan Albrecht, Gateway Technical College; Dr. John. R. Madden, Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell