Faculty: Morgan State University, Community College Leadership Doctoral Program
Calvin Woodland is currently a member of the graduate faculty at Morgan State University in the Community College Leadership Doctoral program and serves as a national coach for Achieving the Dream. As an Achieving the Dream Coach, Dr. Woodland has been consulting with El Centro College in the Dallas Community College District since fall 2010. Based on the institution’s significant progress in improving student success outcome measures, Capital Community College was designated by Achieving the Dream, Inc. in June 2010 as having achieved Leader College Status.
Under his leadership, Capital Community College became a round two Achieving the Dream Institution in 2005 and the institution has launched several successful initiatives aimed at improving student persistence and success in its Developmental Studies program, in addition to improving the enrollment and retention rates of African-American and Latino males.
Prior to his role with Achieving the Dream, Mr. Woodland served as President of Capital Community College since March 2005 and retired from that institution in July 2010. During his tenure as president, he served as a member of the CT Community Colleges System’s Council of Presidents, the Hartford Metro-Alliance’s Economic Development Committee, the Insurance and Financial Services Executive Advisory Committee, Team Chair for the New England Association for Schools and Colleges and the National Council for Community Justice. He has also served as a commissioner on the American Association Community College’s Commission on Academic, Student and Community Development and the Commission on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. Further, he has served the national president for the National Council on Black American Affairs (NCBAA), the oldest affiliated council of AACC and is currently serving as the Northeast Regional President for that organization.
Educational Background: Dr. Woodland holds a Doctor of Psychology degree (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology from the California Southern University for Professional Studies; a Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Administration and Counseling from Rutgers University; a M.A. in Counseling from Howard University; and a B.S. degree in Music Education from Morgan State College (now Morgan State University).