Event description

We regret to inform you that due to the growing threat of exposure to COVID-19 we have canceled our upcoming AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute for June 2020.

An innovative seminar designed for mid-level community college administrators who are ready to move into a higher level of leadership.

The AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute is a 3-day seminar designed for department chairs, deans, assistant/associate deans, or directors who look to advance into a senior leadership role. The Roueche – FLI will provide participants the opportunity to hone leadership skills and engage in a dialogue with experienced community college leaders and develop a network of colleagues from around the country.

AACC Competencies for Community College Leaders and the real-world illustrations that AACC believes are imperative to assist leaders in progressing along the leadership continuum will be covered at the Roueche – FLI.


The registration fee for the FLI is $1700 for employees of member colleges and $2000 for employees of non-member colleges.  Fees include meals provided through the institute as well as institute materials.  All fees must be paid prior to the start of the program.


June 1-3, 2020


American Association of Community Colleges, 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036

John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute Scholarship

The John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute Scholarship is named in honor of Dr. John E. Roueche, a nationally recognized authority in community college education. Dr. Roueche has played an important role in shaping community college leadership over the last 40 years.

The John E. Roueche Legacy Fund will provide a $500 scholarship to support emerging leaders who have been accepted to participate in the Roueche-Future Leaders Institute but lack the financial resources to do so.

This is a one-time $500 scholarship to be applied toward the Roueche-FLI registration fee only. This scholarship is non-transferrable.

Apply for the AACC John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute Scholarship.


  • Embracing the Community College Mission
  • Understanding Governance, Institutional Policy, and Legislation
  • Supporting the Student Success Agenda
  • Understanding Interpersonal Relationships, Personal Philosophy, and Management Skills
  • Managing the Foundational Aspects of the Institution: Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Accreditation, and Technology
  • Using Data for Decision-Making to Improve Student Success
  • Advocating, Mobilizing, and Motivating Others to Support the Mission and Goals of the Community College
  • Cultivating Relationships Across Sectors to Advance the Community College Agenda
  • Taking on the Role of Community College Spokesperson
  • Creating a Culture Around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Building Your Leadership Strengths

“My experience at the John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute has been great.  This institute has provided great insight and training that is pertinent to leadership aspects of aspiring community college leaders.  This training and experience will prove to be a point of reflection, a source of renewed confidence, a statement of personal dedication to the community college mission.  It is a testament to the work AACC is doing to prepare and train the future leaders of community colleges.”

– FLI Participant, Roueche Future Leaders Institute, January 2020