The American Association of Community Colleges is the largest advocacy group of its kind
The American Association of Community Colleges has appointed College of Southern Nevada President Dr. Federico Zaragoza as co-chair of the association’s influential Commission on Economic and Workforce Development. Zaragoza was appointed to the AACC’s Board of Directors in July.
The Commission on Economic and Workforce Development works to close skills gaps by sharply focusing career and technical education on preparing students with the knowledge and skills required for current and future jobs in regional and global economies. It aims to showcase cutting-edge innovation in the workforce and economic development with proven outcomes that improve student success while offering affordable, high-quality technical assistance in areas that support student success.
Appointed as the ninth and first Latino president of the College of Southern Nevada in 2018, Dr. Zaragoza previously served as Dean of Continuing Education for the Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin and the Vice Chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development at the Alamo Colleges in Texas.
Zaragoza’s three-year term on the AACC board runs through June 30, 2024.