2018 Keynote Speaker
Faculty of the Future 2018 Keynote Speaker Dr. Rebecca A. Corbin, President and CEO National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship
Rebecca Corbin is president & CEO of the Entrepreneurship (NACCE), a leading non-profit membership organization dedicated to increasing entrepreneurship offerings and thinking at over 300 community colleges across the country. She has forged several new partnerships with national Foundations to advance STEM education, ecosystem mapping, and intellectual property curriculum knowledge in community colleges across the United States.
Prior to NACCE, Rebecca served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the BCC Foundation at Burlington County College (BCC). With her leadership, a new workforce development initiative at BCC was successfully launched. Rebecca also oversaw institutional advancement for the Foundation for New Jersey Public Broadcasting.
She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Kent State University, a Master of Public Administration degree from The University of Akron, and experience in the classroom as an adjunct instructor, teaching political science and public administration courses. She earned an Ed.D. in organizational leadership & innovation from Wilmington University in Delaware.
In February of 2016, Rebecca received the Audrey K. Doberstein Award for Leadership for outstanding leadership and dedication to the philosophy and mission of Wilmington University. In October of 2014 she was named one of the Top 40 Women in Business by SNJ Business People magazine. In 2011 she was named Fundraising Star of the Year by Fundraising Success magazine. She also co- founded the Nonprofit Development Center of Southern New Jersey at Rowan University.
Rebecca understands higher education, nonprofit finance, and business development. She has presented on the topic of entrepreneurship education, ecosystem building, and transformational leadership at international, national, state and regional conferences with an applied focus on student success, STEM education, storytelling, and succession planning. Rebecca serves as the publisher of the Community College Entrepreneurship journal and a guest editor for Emerald Publication’s Journal for Small Business and Enterprise Development.