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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Boggs Earns Leadership Award for Community College Expertise

Dr. George Boggs, a part-time professor in the College of Education, has been recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) with its prestigious Leadership Award for 2016.

Boggs served as superintendent and president of Palomar College as well as President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges from 2000-2010. Through his tenure as president, he was recognized by both the Bush and Obama administrations for his unmatched work in the advancement of community colleges nationwide.

Under Boggs’ leadership, leadership competencies were developed and continue to be used in leadership development programs across the nation. Additionally, corporate and foundation support for AACC and community colleges grew and more emphasis was placed on diversity at two-year institutions.

Boggs continues to work with community colleges as a program director for College Brain Trust, a California-based think tank. At SDSU, he continues to teach ARP 827, Emerging Issues in Postsecondary Education, as part-time faculty.

As an important contributor to the Educational Doctorate program in Community College Leadership, the impact Boggs has made at SDSU will carry on through his students, and will undoubtedly warrant his reception of AACC’s Leadership Award. Congratulations to Dr. Boggs!