NCACCT News Briefs: May 2014 – 2014 Law/Legislative Seminar Recap

2014 Law/Legislative Seminar

More than 230 community college trustees, presidents and staff members from across the state met in Raleigh April 9-11 for the NCACCT 2014 Law/Legislative Seminar.  Attendees had multiple opportunities to learn about hot topics and current issues expected to be addressed in the 2014 legislative short session. Representative Edgar Starnes shared his thoughts on the upcoming session at the Opening Luncheon Session on Thursday, and regular NC Spin panelists Mr. Brad Crone, Mr. Chris Fitzsimon, Mr. John Hood and NCACCT lobbyist Ms. Joyce Peters shared their opinions and predictions in a panel discussion following breakfast on Friday. For the closing session of the seminar, attendees had the opportunity to participate in Roundtable Discussions with eight of North Carolina’s most influential legislators:  Senator Chad Barefoot, Representative Brian Brown, Representative Ken Goodman, Representative Larry Hall, Representative Linda Johnson, Representative Bert Jones, Representative Edgar Starnes, and Senator Jerry Tillman.

Other important topics discussed were Performance Funding, Legal Issues Regarding Trustee Appointments, and the Affordable Care Act and its effect on community colleges. Attendees also had the privilege of hearing from Cape Fear Community College alumni and the 2014 Dallas Herring Award recipient, Mr. Olujimi “Jamir” Jumoke, as he shared the journey that led him to Cape Fear Community College and the success he has achieved as a result.  For more information on Mr. Jumoke, please visit his website:

Evaluations received at the conclusion of the seminar indicated that attendees were extremely happy with the event as a whole and that NCACCT’s seminars continue to be an excellent source of information and education for trustees. Please email us at if you have additional feedback you’d like to add.

Also, mark your calendars for the NCACCT Leadership Seminar, which will be held September 3-5, 2014 at the Charlotte Marriott City Center in Charlotte, NC. Registration information will be sent out in the coming weeks.


PHOTOS: Click here to view photos from the event!