DeCordova Joins Regional Board of National Council on Black American Affairs
Endia DeCordova, associate dean of institutional advancement, has been elected to the Northeast Regional Board of the National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA).
The NCBAA is a council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) that was formed more than 30 years ago in the midst of social, political, cultural, and educational change in the United States. Increasing numbers of African Americans, and other groups that were underrepresented traditionally, began enrolling at institutions of higher education, and community colleges were being established at the rate of one per week. Today, through its regional councils, the NCBAA brings its needs and objectives to local college, university or other educational institutions throughout the United States.
“I am honored to have been elected to serve as a board member with the NCBAA,” DeCordova said. “I look forward to working with the organization to further its mission and the increasingly important role of community colleges in our nation’s educational system.”
DeCordova will provide her energy and expertise to the board representing all of the New England states, as well as Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, along with Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
She has served at MCC as associate dean since 2011. Prior to that, she was associate director, institutional advancement and community engagement. She joined MCC in late 2005 as a public relations associate.
Previously, she was director of public relations and marketing communications at The Salvation Army of Greater Hartford. DeCordova is a past president and board member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Connecticut Valley Chapter, and she serves on several additional councils and boards locally, including the Connecticut ACE (American Council on Education) Women’s Network, the East Hartford Chamber of Commerce and Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity. She served as host and producer of the public affairs program, “Black Perspective,” on NBC Connecticut (Channel 30).
DeCordova holds an MBA from the University of Hartford and a bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University.
Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The college offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. The main, park-like campus, which is easily accessible from I-84, is also the home of Great Path Academy, a middle college high school, serving grades 9-12. The college’s second location, the Manchester Community College Arts and Education Center, opened in downtown Manchester in 2012. In January 2014, MCC was named as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges, eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million dollars in prize funds by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.
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