ABOUT US

Our Executive Committee comprises a varied group of individuals who are all here to serve you.

The Presidents’ Round Table (PRT) is an organization of African American presidents and CEOs, founded in 1983 with the goal of providing professional resources and mentoring opportunities to African-American Community College Presidents. We are also an affiliate organization of the National Council on Black American Affairs – an affiliate organization of the American Association of Community Colleges

Since its establishment in 1983, the PRT has been offering an operational network that includes leadership development, mentorship, and coaching for African-American presidents and those wanting to be presidents while also supporting the goals of the National Council on Black American Affairs. 

The Presidents’ Round Table seeks to ensure equal access to opportunities for fellow members and Black CEOs by leveraging their combined knowledge, networks, and experience. We promote professional growth and, on occasion, legislation that ensures that all Blacks have equal access to a community college education.

Mission

The PRT is dedicated to offering Black Community College Presidents an operation network that includes:

  • Identify and address issues that affect Black students in community colleges;
  • Provide mentoring opportunities for Blacks;
  • Share professional resources;
  • Provide other national and international professional opportunities for Black CEOs; and
  • Support the goals and objectives of the National Council on Black American Affairs

Our Objectives

The PRT is dedicated to offering Black Community College Presidents an operation network that includes:

  • Monitor and review injustice in the provision of educational services to Black students and services provided to Blacks in Community College Education
  • Promote Black CEOs’ professional development and advancement.
  • Provide formal or informal mentoring opportunities for Blacks within the CEO’s institution.
  • Establish internships among member institutions, when possible, to provide opportunities for Blacks to gain practical administrative experiences.
  • Helping members in their responsibilities by sharing published and unpublished resources such as speeches, statistical data, research findings, and other items.
  • To create a third-world/nation support package focusing on existing and developing technology for appropriate nations to employ as required.
  • To annually plan and hold two (2) meetings– One meeting will be held in conjunction with AACC, and the other will be held at a time and location determined by the Time and Place Committee each year.
  • To seek funding for special projects as agreed by the Presidents’ Round Table

Convener Welcome

The Presidents Round Table has been faithful to its initial philosophy of supporting, guiding, advising, encouraging, and mentoring each other as African-American presidents and prospective leaders of the nation’s community colleges throughout its 37-year history.

The name and commitment of the thirty Founders, staunch men and women, will be remembered as trailblazers and groundbreakers for all who followed in their footsteps.

The Presidents Round Table has been faithful to its initial philosophy of supporting, guiding, advising, encouraging, and mentoring each other as African-American presidents and prospective leaders of the nation’s community colleges throughout its 37-year history.

The name and commitment of the thirty Founders, staunch men and women, will be remembered as trailblazers and groundbreakers for all who followed in their footsteps.

Dr. Kimberly Beatty
Convener

Dr. Charlene Dukes

Dr. L. Marshall Washington

Dr. Ty Stone

Immediate Past Convener

President Emerita (Retired), Prince George’s Community College

Treasurer

President, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

Vice Convener

President, Jefferson Community College

Dr. Larry Johnson

Dr. Walt Tobin

Dr. Ricky Shabazz

Membership Chair

President, Guttman Community College

Treasurer

President, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

Dean of Minority Male Institute

President, San Diego City College

Dr. Charlene Dukes

Immediate Past Convener

President Emerita (Retired), Prince George’s Community College

Dr. L. Marshall Washington

Treasurer

President, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

Dr. Ty Stone

Vice Convener

President, Jefferson Community College

Dr. Larry Johnson

Membership Chair

President, Guttman Community College

Dr. Walt Tobin

Treasurer

President, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

Dr. Ricky Shabazz

Dean of Minority Male Institute

President, San Diego City College