Diverse Champions Edition Tribute to: Dr. Suanne Davis Roueche and Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail
Dr. Suanne Davis Roueche (posthumously) and Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail are co-recipients of this year’s Diverse Champions Award. Diverse will honor them with a special career tribute in our April 19, 2018 edition. Please join us and many other institutions, organizations, and others in this celebration of their career achievements by placing a congratulatory/celebratory message.*
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*A portion of the proceeds for all ads honoring Dr. Suanne Davis Roueche will be donated to the John & Suanne Roueche Scholarship Fund at Austin Community College.
This year’s award will be presented during the 98th American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) annual meeting, April 28 – May 1, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.
McPhail, founder of the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan State University (MD), is a professor emerita of higher education and former president and chief instructional officer at Cypress College. As a higher education consultant in The McPhail Group, she currently serves as a leadership coach for two-year and four-year institutions in eight different states. A prolific author and researcher, McPhail sits on numerous boards and has been nationally recognized for her stellar leadership ability. She has made an indelible impact on teaching and learning in the U.S.
Roueche. The late Dr. Suanne Davis Roueche has been described as one of the five most influential women in the development of community colleges in the last 25 years. Her diligent scholarship, designed to strengthen the nation’s community colleges for the benefit of those they serve, has been lauded for decades by peers and leaders across numerous higher education systems. Authoring and co-authoring 19 books and more than 60 articles and chapters, Roueche served for more than 20 years as the director of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) at the University of Texas, prior to her retirement in 2012. Roueche will be remembered as an unmatched champion for the community college in the U.S. — offering perceptive best practices and unparalleled insight.