Community college presidents commit to advance entrepreneurship in their communities and create an entrepreneurial culture on their campus.

entrepreneurship-community-collegeThanks to a national pledge, a new survey reveals that community college presidents are dramatically increasing efforts to have entrepreneurs engagement in community colleges, as well as increasing efforts to leverage both community college and community assets to spur local innovation and job creation.

The National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), a national organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has announced the results of a national assessment of its Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge (PFEP).

Through the PFEP, community college presidents commit to advance entrepreneurship in their communities and create an entrepreneurial culture on their campus and multiple access points to support local startups and small businesses.

According to the assessment, which was conducted in late 2014, the PFEP is a reliable predictor of an entrepreneurial culture at community colleges. Further, higher levels of agreement with activities and behaviors identified within the PFEP action steps indicate the increased probability that a college views itself as entrepreneurial in a number of ways.

(Next page: 5 action steps to further entrepreneurship in community colleges)

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.


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