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Waubonsee President Sobek Elected to American Association of Community Colleges Board

Dr. Christine Sobek

Waubonsee Community College President Dr. Christine Sobek will join the governing body of the primary advocacy organization for America’s community colleges.

On July 1, Sobek will assume her duties as a member of the board of directors for the American Association of Community Colleges. Sobek’s fellow AACC member presidents elected her to a three-year term on the 32-person board earlier this year.

This will mark Sobek’s first term on the board, which governs an organization representing nearly 1,200 two-year colleges across the U.S.

Sobek said she is honored to take her place among the leaders of the country’s community colleges, and hopes to help AACC advance the goals spelled out in its 21st Century Initiative, which, among other items, calls on two-year colleges to increase by 50 percent the number of students earning associate degrees and other credentials over the next decade.

“At Waubonsee, we have answered the call issued by AACC and others to boost college completion among our students,” Sobek said. “I look forward to helping AACC advocate for community college recognition and support with the ultimate goal of achieving student success throughout the nation.”