Dr. Lisa Cooper Wilkins of San Joaquin Delta College has been awarded the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, a leadership program aimed at preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions across the nation to help students be more successful both in college and in the workforce.
The fellowship is awarded by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. that aims to advance higher education practices, policies, and leadership that significantly improve student outcomes.
Cooper Wilkins said she is grateful for Delta Superintendent/President Kathy Hart’s nomination for such a unique professional development experience.
“What is most exciting is the opportunity I will have to bring back what I learn to our district so that we can continue our collective efforts to advance student success here at Delta for all students,” said Cooper Wilkins, who serves as Delta’s assistant superintendent and vice president for student services.
Hart said she was honored to nominate Cooper Wilkins. “I’m very delighted that she has been selected for this prestigious fellowship and all of the fantastic experiences that go along with it,” Hart said.