First in Future: Head of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State Audrey Jaeger

Summary:  One of the most exciting public policy projects going on in North Carolina is the report of the My Future NC Commission. It is a report setting an “attainment goal” for our state of how many people we think we need to have at what level of education if our state is going to be successful.

The dramatic increase in our attainment rate goal is not going to just happen, but will take our 58 community college organizations across the state that are within easy reach of just about everybody.

This week’s First in Future guest Audrey Jaeger, the head of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State, talks about how the community college presidents are able to listen carefully to the specific needs of their communities and form the real partnerships to make a difference. She works with their leaders daily on how they will help NC achieve the attainment goal from the report of reaching 67% of the adult population equipped with more than a high school degree in the next 10 years.

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