League for Innovation in the Community College

The League for Innovation in the Community College (League) is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate innovation in the community college environment. Founded in 1968 by B. Lamar Johnson and a dozen U.S. community and technical college presidents, the League has proudly served community college institutions for almost five decades.


The League for Innovation in the Community College Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Austin Community College District to its membership. This U.S.-based institution will be represented on the Board by President and CEO Richard Rhodes.

“Austin Community College District is addressing some of higher education’s most important challenges from a data-informed perspective, with student success as its focus, and in a way that distinguishes itself as one of the most innovative community colleges in the country,” said Board Chair Dr. Anne Kress. “Whether partnering with K-12 to address college readiness or redesigning developmental education to improve student success rates, ACC and President Richard Rhodes are changing the higher education narrative in Texas and across the country. It’s a pleasure to welcome them to the League’s Board of Directors.”

- League for Innovation Official Press Release

Innovations Conference 2018

The League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to announce that the 2018 Innovations Conference will be held March 18-21, in National Harbor, Maryland (just 8 miles south of Washington D.C.). All conference events will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center. This event is hosted by Prince George’s Community College and Baltimore City Community College.

The Innovations Conference is the foremost convening for community college professionals, fostering innovation in teaching and learning and enhancing the higher education experience. This international event provides a forum for collaboration among academic experts and thought leaders, while granting participants exclusive access to the most inventive and inspirational community college programs from around the world.

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Innovation Library

Articles, reports, videos on essential topics for community colleges, including diversity, equity, and inclusion; information technology; leadership development; learning and student success; research and practice; and workforce development.