Arkansas’ Director of Higher Education and President Bill Clinton addressed the 700+ attendees of the last day of the 25th Annual AATYC Conference.
They spoke of the boot-strap mentality of our past Executive Director and our new Executive Director.
They spoke of the work of us all to meet the needs of the students, citizens, and business and industry of Arkansas.
They spoke of making a difference and overcoming trials and tribulations.
They spoke of personal and collective sacrifice.
They also spoke of the growth and expansion in student enrollment to serve almost 90,000 students, at two-year colleges, annually.
It all comes down to doing whatever it takes: politics, policy, service, and education.
Sometimes things get tough. However, just when we are ready to give it up, “that one thing goes right and it keeps you going! We have a lot of work to do, but we can do it if we continue to work together” according to the Honorable Shen Broadway.
It was yet another great conference due to the hard work and dedication of the many servant leaders in Arkansas’ Higher Education.
Many thanks to everyone that made the conference a success! Dr. Ed Franklin, you will be missed, but never forgotten.
Ms. Annie Sells