NACCE Partners with Global Executive Forum Entrepreneurs to Help Community College Executives Thrive

NACCE Press Releases,

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) has launched a partnership with Global Executive Forum Entrepreneurs (GEFE). GEFE is a professionally facilitated peer executive group that uses unique, in-house developed tools and methods to help entrepreneurs more effectively run their business. In addition, GEFE helps executives leading community colleges with the issues they are facing in running their individual college. It has been proven successful in helping individuals regularly get several solid options provided by the other peer executives in the group that the presenter can decide to implement immediately to solve problems they are facing to run their businesses more effectively and profitably.

“We are looking to engage a small cohort of senior leaders, 8-12 executives from the NACCE network, to meet monthly to discuss issues, provide recommendations to solve challenges, and create accountability and community,” said Scott Pharis, co-founder of GEFE.

While NACCE offers its membership multiple different ways to engage and network throughout the year, this peer executive group presents the unique opportunity for a long-term, closely knit collaborative group of executives who are all faced with similar challenges.

“Leading a community college in this time of profound change and challenge requires an entrepreneurial mindset, robust tools, and strong partnerships. NACCE is delighted to join forces with GEFE as a benefit to our members. We believe this partnership with GEFE will present NACCE member executives a place to share what they’ve learned while both navigating challenges and celebrating successes, and ultimately help them hone their leadership skills,” stated Rebecca Corbin, Ed.D, CEO and President of NACCE.

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NACCE is an organization of educators, administrators, presidents, and entrepreneurs focused on igniting entrepreneurship in their communities and campuses. NACCE has two main goals: to empower college leaders 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 their local ecosystem. NACCE has more than 300 member colleges, representing nearly 2,000 members and approximately 3 million students. For more information, visit

About GEFE

GEFE is a peer executive group that exists to help business owners and community college executives run their organization more efficiently and effectively. We do this using a unique approach that emphasizes accountability, giving and receiving input from your peers and taking a sincere interest in seeing the other members succeed. Our proven methods as well as our 80+ years of combined business management experience will bring value to your team every day. To learn more, please visit