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ECC President Attends White House Convening

Dr. Greg McLeod, president of Edgecombe Community College, was among select community college leaders from across the country who attended a recent convening at the White House.

Edgecombe Community College President Dr. Greg McLeod was among the more than thirty invited community college leaders who attended a convening at the White House in early February.

“The Biden-Harris Administration convened community college presidents and provosts at the White House to discuss ways they are strengthening talent pipelines into growing sectors fueled by President Biden’s historic Investing in America agenda,” according to a statement from the White House.

Dr. McLeod attended the bipartisan meeting along with officials from North Carolina community colleges Davidson-Davie and Forsyth Tech and the NC Community College System office.

“The Investing in America agenda is creating strong demand for skilled workers in clean energy, biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, semiconductors, and more,” according to the statement.

Biden-Harris Administration officials from the Domestic Policy Council, the National Economic Council, the Office of the First Lady, the Department of Education, and the Department of Labor heard from more than 30 community college leaders representing 21 states on their successful strategies for recruiting and training a diverse array of students and workers; their efforts to create partnerships with K-12 systems, employers, labor unions, local elected leaders, and others; and how the Biden-Harris Administration can continue to support their efforts.