PRESS RELEASE: NISOD and The Community College Baccalaureate Association Partner to Promote Baccalaureate Degrees at Community Colleges

NISOD Press Release

For Immediate Release

NISOD and the Community College Baccalaureate Association Partner to Promote Baccalaureate Degrees at Community Colleges

Austin, Texas – July 3, 2020 –The Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) and the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) have partnered to promote better access to baccalaureate degrees on community college campuses. Community college baccalaureate (CCB) degrees are workforce focused and designed to meet today’s changing economy and labor market demands. Most CCBs are online and offer convenient, flexible options for adults entering the higher education system.

“We are excited to partner with the Community College Baccalaureate Association, an organization that aligns well with NISOD’s commitment to share resources that community and technical educators can use to enhance student success,” said Edward Leach, NISOD’s executive director. “It’s clear that an increasing number of community and technical colleges want to provide their students with convenient access to a bachelor’s degree. The CCBA serves as an outstanding resource for information about various models for accomplishing this purpose.”

As the nation positions itself for a post-pandemic economic recovery, history has shown that community colleges will lead the way in assuring their communities rebound. NISOD and the CCBA are committed to supporting all community colleges as the state of higher education continues to evolve.

“The CCBA is proud to partner with NISOD in our mission to promote social and racial justice, economic development, and the reskilling of America’s working learners via affordable access to quality baccalaureate degrees,” said CCBA president, Dr. Angela Kersenbrock. “We look forward to sharing our unique message with the broad and diverse NISOD membership to extend our reach to like-minded higher education faculty and staff who, like the CCBA, are dedicated to advancing the role of community colleges for the benefit of students and communities across the country.”

The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) is a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. For community and technical colleges that want to make the most of their professional development dollars, NISOD provides budget-friendly, high-quality, and faculty-focused programs and resources. For over 40 years, has aligned a wide array of benefits with the needs of our members, which explains why the American Association of Community Colleges named NISOD, “The country’s leading provider of professional development for community college faculty, staff, and administrators.” For more information about NISOD, visit

About CCBA
Serving as a leading resource for institutions seeking to redefine their higher education practices and offerings, the Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) aims to promote affordable access to community college baccalaureate degrees as a means of closing the nation’s racial, ethnic, and economic gaps. Since 1999, the CCBA has been providing its members a gateway to research data, publications, best practices, state legislation, and experienced consultants that guide and advise institutions as they advocate for, develop, and implement their baccalaureate programs. Today, with the support of the CCBA, 23 states allow their community colleges to offer baccalaureate degrees. Together, the CCBA and its members will continue to redefine higher education to benefit students, their communities, the national workforce, and the global marketplace. For more information about the CCBA, visit

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