Achieving the Dream Board Chair Dr. Pam Eddinger to Deliver Annual Dallas Herring Lecture: Insights from the Pandemic: The Reckoning and the Hope at Our Nation’s Community Colleges

NC State to host virtual event on Tuesday, Nov. 10

What: The College of Education’s Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State University honors the legacy of Dallas Herring, a pillar of the North Carolina Community College system by hosting the annual Dallas Herring Lecture.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 10 | 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Virtual registration is open.

Where: Zoom Platform

Who: Greetings will be offered from North Carolina Community College System’s Interim President Bill Carver, UNC System President Peter Hans, and NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson. Dr. Pam Eddinger will deliver the lecture from 1:20 to 2 p.m. Following this address, there will be a panel discussion that includes the president of Harper College (IL), Dr. Avis Proctor, president of El Paso County Community College (TX), Dr. William Serrata, and president of Central Piedmont Community College, Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer.

Media Notes: Media are invited to attend and cover the lecture. Contact Jemilia Davis, Belk Center’s director of strategic initiatives and external relations with communications if you plan to attend at


Jemilia S. Davis
Director of Strategic Initiatives and External Relations
Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research

Melanie Fonder Kaye

Achieving the Dream (ATD) leads a growing network of more than 300 community colleges committed to helping their students, particularly low-income students and students of color, achieve their goals for academic success, personal growth, and economic opportunity. ATD is making progress in closing equity gaps and accelerating student success through a unique change process that builds each college’s institutional capacities in seven essential areas. ATD, along with nearly 75 experienced coaches and advisors, works closely with Network colleges in 45 states and the District of Columbia to reach more than 4 million community college students. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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