Drake State president tapped for roundtable

June 02, 2021

Headshot of President Dr. Patricia Sims

Drake State President Dr. Patricia Sims has been tapped to participate in a new roundtable initiative for college presidents. Developed by the Higher Education Research and Development Institute (HERDI-South) and supported by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), this roundtable initiative will consist of monthly, hour-long professional development discussions.  The ACUE’s mission is to ensure student success through quality instruction. It provides logistics and research support, as well as assistance in bringing expert facilitators to sessions.

The roundtable consists of college presidents from the Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. A total of twelve community college presidents are being invited to engage in discussion regarding current and future community college issues, challenges, and creative solutions.

"Of course I'm honored to be invited to participate," said Dr. Sims. "Anytime I have the opportunity to interact with thought leaders in education I see it as an opportunity to bring fresh ideas back to Drake State to better serve our students."