East President to Discuss Mandel Humanities Center at National Convention
Center seeks to serve as national model for humanities education
Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus President Lisa Williams will help bring national attention to the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center next month.
Williams will discuss the center during a presentation at the American Association of Community Colleges annual convention, April 13-16 in Orlando, Florida. Founded in 2015, the Mandel Humanities Center offers students in the Mandel Scholars Academy the opportunity to pursue an education rooted in the humanities, arts and public service.
The goal of the center is to help educate the next generation of leaders in Cleveland and throughout Northeast Ohio. First-year students are required to take courses in Cleveland history, while second-year students serve as a consultant to a community organization and must complete a community-focused project.
Community College Daily recently highlighted the center and efforts by Williams, Mandel Humanities Center Dean Matthew Jordan and others to turn the center into a model for other schools around the country.
“In 20 or 30 years, we’ll see thousands of alumni of the Scholars Academy who are leaders in every sector of our economy – whether they are doctors, lawyers or business leaders or serve on their local PTA board,” Jordan told Community College Daily. “They will share the foundation of what it means to be a leader, a citizen of Cleveland and a thoughtful human being.”
March 12, 2019
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