El Paso Community College (EPCC) and The National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) announce Marisa Pierce, EPCC Executive Director of Outreach and Transition Services, is participating in the prestigious NCCHC Leadership Development Program as a 2017 Fellow.
“It is an honor and a privilege to represent EPCC as an NCCHC Leadership Fellow,” Pierce said. “Through this learning experience I hope to build a strong leadership tool kit and become a greater advocate for Latin(as)os in higher education leadership roles.”
Pierce is one of 22 members of the 2017 Fellows cohort selected from community college candidates from around the country.
EPCC’s trendsetting role in the area of education to Latin(as)os has been recognized by many national publications. “Being a Hispanic in a leadership position affords me the opportunity to be a role model for our students. In our roles we are the real life examples of Latino(as)os that have made it.” Pierce said. “As we work to foster our students’ success, we may very well be planting the seed that influences their own future academic and career possibilities.”
The program is designed to develop a pool of highly qualified Latin(as)os whose career interest focuses on assuming increasingly responsible administrative positions, with the ultimate goal of becoming a community college president.