Monday, January 23, 2012

Rio Salado College President to Serve on ACE Commission on Lifelong Learning

Rio Salado College President Chris Bustamante has been nominated to serve on the American Council on Education's Commission on Lifelong Learning.

Serving on the ACE commission in support of the Center for Lifelong Learning will afford Dr. Bustamante an opportunity to provide leadership to the council and the higher education community on topics such as institutional effectiveness, student success, access and lifelong learning. He will serve for three years beginning in April.

"The CLLL has been driving the national conversation on adult learning programs since vets returned from World War II,” Bustamante said. "As an advocate for accessible education, I am grateful to have this opportunity to serve."

The Center for Lifelong Learning's initiatives include the Military Evaluations Program which sets a foundation for allowing military training to be converted to college credit as well as the College Credit Recommendation Service which provides course equivalency information to help non-traditional students gain access to academic credit for the formal training they may have received in the workplace.


Rio Salado College is one of ten Maricopa Community Colleges and was recognized as the fastest growing public two-year college in the nation by Community College Times.  Founded in 1978, Rio Salado serves the largest online enrollments nationwide with more than 600 online courses and 60 degree or certificate programs. It is also Arizona's largest provider of adult basic education.