Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, toured ACC Highland Campus on Wednesday, March 9, and met with students, faculty, Board of Trustees, and administrators to learn more about how ACC is reimagining higher education through its unique learning environments and programs. He also hosted several discussions with students, including Sebastian Chavez, Chris Monroy-Ibarra and Maricarmen Marquez from the Ascender program. The Secretary had a brief but meaningful conversation with the students. 

A feature of his visit included a roundtable discussion with ACC Chancellor, Dr. Richard Rhodes, and faculty and female students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs at ACC, as well as other tours including ACC’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus (TRHT) Center where Ascender has its offices. At the TRHT, Secretary Cardona discussed the value and importance of the TRHT and other student support programs at the college including Ascender.

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