Convener Update July 2023

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Greetings Colleagues,

Please join me in thanking Dr. Joe Seabrooks for serving as the Vice-Convener and Dr. Larry Johnson for serving as the Membership Chair over the past two years.  We have appreciated their leadership and contributions to the Presidents’ Round Table.

               Dr. Joe Seabrooks
               Dr. Larry Johnson 


Nominations for Executive Board is Open

As we approach the next round of Executive Board membership, we are thrilled to invite individuals who are interested in joining the Executive Board or those who wish to recommend potential candidates. Nominations for the positions of Membership Chair and Vice-Convener are now open. The duties for each of the positions are listed below.

Membership Chair/PRT Directory Coordinator:

• Serve on the Executive Board
• Serve as the chair of the membership committee
• Develop and implement strategies to increase membership
• Collect and assemble information for the biennial publication of the Round Table Directory
Vice Convener:
• Serve on the Executive Board
• Attend Executive Board and membership meetings
• Serve as the Convener in the absence of the Convener
• Serve as the chair of the Nominating Committee
• Serve as the liaison between PRT and the National Council of Black American Affairs
• Support the vision of the organization in pursuit of its mission

Please submit nominations by close of business on Monday, August 7, 2023 to Dr. Quintin Bullock at [email protected]


Upcoming Events – Submit Applications Now 

The 2023 Lakin Institute and Men of Color Student Leadership Institute will be held in October. Applications are still open to anyone who wishes to participate. If you know colleagues or other higher ed professionals who you believe would benefit from either program, please share the application information with them.


Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership
October 15-20, 2023
Kansas City, MO

The Institute offers a personal and professional growth experience for selected people who have shown a capability for broader leadership roles in community colleges’ existing or future responsibilities. Applications are now open for senior-level executives who are looking to professional development opportunities to elevate their career. Learn more or apply here.


Men of Color Student Leadership Institute
October 19-22, 2023
Kansas City, MO

MOCSLI provides an opportunity for PRT members to engage with students in a variety of workshops, group discussions, forums, and social events. If you know a promising student that would benefit from this event, the application is live on our website.

Hope each of you are enjoying the long summer days and finding time to relax and recharge!

Best Regards!

Dr. L. Marshall Washington, Convener

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