Washtenaw Community College’s Kimberly Hurns Selected for Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship

Kimberly Hurns headshot
Courtesy of Kimberly Hurns

Kimberly Hurns, executive vice president for instruction and academic affairs at Washtenaw Community College, is one of the 40 leaders selected for the 2021-2022 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship, announced the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.

The leadership program aims to prepare the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions and achieve higher and more equitable levels of student success. Those selected embark on a 10-month fellowship delivered in collaboration with the Stanford Educational Leadership Initiative where they work with esteemed current and former community college presidents.

“Dr. Hurns is a result-oriented, exceptional leader who has led the charge to actively focus on student success. Her excitement and drive related to access and success will benefit the entire program,” says Rose B. Bellanca, president of WCC.

Together, the 2021-2022 fellows are leaders at colleges that collectively serve more than 400,000 students. As well, 67 Rising Presidents Fellowship alumni have become presidents of community colleges that collectively serve an additional 953,000 students nationwide.