Michigan Community College
Chief Academic Officers


Welcome to the MCCCAO web site.

The purpose of Michigan Community College Chief Academic Officers (MCCCAO) is to provide a forum for leadership and advocacy on important academic, student achievement, accreditation, and financial issues. This forum will allow MCCCAO to:

  1. Facilitate and document the role of the CAO in community colleges
  2. Network, share information and best practices
  3. Provide support and encouragement for one another
  4. Identify mutual challenges and solutions
  5. Create and maintain a think tank for innovation
  6. Formalize statewide efforts in futuring within the context of the role and responsibilities of the CAO
  7. Coordinate and foster professional development opportunities for the CAO's


Membership shall be by institution and shall be open to all Michigan public community colleges. Generally each institution selects one individual as its representative. In some cases, however, more than one person may participate from a given institution. In those instances when a formal vote is taken by MCCCAO membership, only one vote per institution is permitted.

Officers for MCCCAO are elected annually from the membership. Elections are held in the spring for the upcoming academic year. All officers serve one-year terms. Terms of office may be repeated. Membership dues are $100 per year per institution, regardless of the number of participants.  Membership dues are to be paid October 1.

MCCCAO's officers 
Office Name Institution
President Amy Fugate Mott Community College
Vice President Rebekah Woods Jackson Community College
Secretary David Fleming Southwestern Michigan College


Meetings are held three times during the year:

        In March, at the MCCA Headquarters in Lansing.  The meeting typically runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Guests can present/discuss topics of interest to the membership.  Open discussion by members is a focus.

        In July, at a community college campus.  The meeting typically runs over two days:  Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  On Thursday, a guest speaker is brought in to present/discuss a topic of interest to the membership.  Friday is open to a variety of activities, including presentations from member college faculty members on innovative curriculum developments, presenters on issues of common interest to members, and open discussion.

        In October, at the TRENDS in Occupational Education Conference.  On Thursday, MCCCAO generally presents a session during the Conference.  The membership meeting also occurs on Thursday, and is scheduled based on the time of the MCCCAO session at the conference.



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