Wayne County Community College District to Host RC-2020 Roundtable

Top 35 urban college leaders to learn from region’s successes and participate in idea exchange.

DETROIT – Thirty-five chief executives of urban colleges from around the world will join Wayne County Community College District  (WCCCD) Chancellor Curtis L. Ivery in Detroit to exchange best practices as part of the RC-2020 semi-annual roundtable, held March 28 through April 1.

RC-2020 Inc. is a nonprofit association of community colleges serving urban cities around the world. Its mission is to spur renewal and change in the communities its members serve by providing an open and candid exchange of ideas, and a venue for collaboration between CEOs of urban community and technical colleges located around the globe.

WCCCD, the largest urban community college district in Michigan, is a member and the host institution for the roundtable. Other members include community and technical colleges based in New York City, Chicago, Miami, and Salt Lake City; as well as colleges in London and Nottingham, England; Sydney and Melbourne City, Australia; Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; and Belfast, Ireland.

“We’re proud to host 35 of the world’s urban education leaders at WCCCD in Detroit,” said District Chancellor Ivery. “Wayne County provides a prism of both the challenges our communities are encountering, and creative solutions WCCCD and other stakeholders have developed to effectively respond.”