DCTC President Speaking at NACCE Conference

Ronald E. Thomas serving as keynote presenter at 10th annual event


Ronald E. Thomas, Ph.D., president of Dakota County Technical College, will be a presenter at the 10th Annual Conference of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), being held in Chicago, Ill., October 7–10, 2012. The three-day conference, which marks NACCE’s 10th year as a major force in entrepreneurship education, is expected to draw 500 community college administrators and faculty from across the nation and around the world. More than 50 learning sessions and workshops will be held to share information on the work being done at community colleges across the country to support the entrepreneurial aspirations of the people they serve.

President Thomas, who also serves as NACCE board chair, will present a session entitled “Increasing Entrepreneurs’ Engagement in Community Colleges,” which will inform attendees about Commitment #3 of the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum. President Thomas has presented at the NACCE Conference on a number of occasions.

“Presenting at NACCE’s 10th Annual Conference is a wonderful opportunity to share critical information regarding the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Forum,” President Thomas said. “Entrepreneurship education at community colleges is making a difference in the lives of people across the country—and the NACCE Conference will spotlight the great work happening on our campuses.”


The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is an organization of educators, entrepreneurs, and distinguished business development professionals providing quality programs and services in entrepreneurship education and serving as advocates community-based entrepreneurship. Founded in 2002, NACCE is at the heart of the “entrepreneurship movement.” Through membership, an annual conference and exhibition, a quarterly journal, monthly webinars and podcasts, a dynamic list-serv, and other resources, NACCE serves as the hub for the dissemination and integration of knowledge and successful practices regarding entrepreneurship education and student business incubation. These programs and courses advance economic prosperity in the communities served by its member colleges. NACCE is a founding member of the White House-led Startup America Partnership.

For more information the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship and the upcoming conference in Chicago, follow this link: NACCE. You can also follow NACCE on Twitter @NACCE and like NACCE on Facebook.

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