From April 4-18, McGee will take part in the Fulbright Program Community College Administrator Seminar, which focuses on the role of community colleges in higher education and in the local community. The program includes an exchange of knowledge and best practices with Russian administrators in postsecondary education to lay the groundwork for institutional partnerships, faculty and student exchanges, and internships. The overall objective is to strengthen the ability of U.S. and Russian institutions to prepare students for success in the global economy.
In an initial, multiday seminar, McGee and her fellow administrators will explain how the U.S. community college system develops educational programs that combine workforce training and civic education and how the system prepares students for additional higher education. In the second part of the program, the administrators will visit Russian institutions and meet with senior administrators, government officials and community representatives.
McGee, a Florida native and community college graduate, has been president of Seminole State since 1996. In 2006, she was named the “Top CEO” by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT).
The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. Government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. Since 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 310,000 participants from over 150 countries with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.