“It is an honor to be selected as a member of the NACCE board,” stated Dr. Olson. “This appointment will allow me to further contribute to expanding entrepreneurialism on a national level. SMCC opened its Community Entrepreneurship Center last year; the Center creates connections to grow and sustain entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing a unique co-learning space where student entrepreneurs collaborate with faculty, staff, and community partners that support entrepreneurship. At SMCC, we are committed to developing and supporting entrepreneurs in our region.”
“NACCE is delighted to welcome Dr. Shari Olson as a newly elected Board member. Our Nominating Committee reviewed a number of outstanding candidates and were particularly impressed with Dr. Olson’s commitment and track record of success with higher education innovation, entrepreneurship, and teaching excellence. In 2014, she was recognized as the Entrepreneurial President of the Year at NACCE’s national conference. As NACCE continues to amplify its voice as a thought leader and resource, Board members like Dr. Olson are essential to our continued growth and success,” said Rebecca Corbin, Ed.D., president & CEO of NACCE.
Dr. Olson’s term begins immediately.
About South Mountain Community College:
South Mountain Community College offers transfer-ready academic courses and job-specific occupational training. The main campus is located on Baseline Rd. and 24th St. in Phoenix. There are two satellite locations, SMCC’s Guadalupe and Laveen sites. South Mountain Community College is part of the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. For more information, visit southmountaincc.edu.
The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) is an organization of educators, administrators, presidents and entrepreneurs focused on inciting entrepreneurship in their community and on their campus. NACCE has two main goals: 1. Empower the college to approach the business of running a community college with an entrepreneurial mindset, and 2. Grow the community college’s role in supporting job creation and entrepreneurs in their local ecosystem. For more information, visit nacce.com.
Stats: NACCE has over 330 member colleges, representing nearly 2,000 members and approximately 3.3 million students.
On Monday, December 12, Dr. Shari Olson, president of South Mountain Community College (SMCC), was elected to the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) Board of Directors. NACCE is the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges.