Greetings SCAHCE Members

Welcome to the South Carolina Association for Higher Continuing Education. Established in 1977, SCAHCE strives to promote continuing education and respond to the needs of educators and administrators of continuing education in order to better serve students and other consumers of continuing education programs. We believe in four core values: Excellence, Diversity, Cooperation and Innovation.

Lauren Holland HEADSHOT (2)

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the South Carolina Association of Higher Continuing Education (SCAHCE) organization. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as SCAHCE’s 42nd President. This year marks my seventh year as a continuing education professional.  As South Carolina continues to grow and change, our jobs as part of the support system to help train business, industry, and our communities become even more important.

SCAHCE was constitutionally organized in 1977, with the significant purpose of promoting continuing education and professional development to better serve the needs of educators and administrators of South Carolina’s higher educational institutions.  Last year, the group shifted its focus to recruit and urge participation of more four-year institutions.  We facilitated the creation of a peer group to support our members from four-year colleges at the conference last year, and our hope is that this group will gain even greater traction this year.

This year, SCAHCE will return to Charleston for our conference again in October.  Your SCAHCE Board is planning what we hope will be a great event that will be useful to continuing education professionals in developing networking opportunities, chances to learn, and collegial friendships.

We want your ideas!  Please consider sharing a presentation on an innovative continuing education program or practice at the conference.  Presentations are great ways to promote your continuing education division, and they make wonderful additions to your resume, too.

Remember also that SCAHCE honors its members annually at the conference, with cash awards for accomplishments associated with higher continuing education.  The John J. Duffy Scholarship is also awarded each year to members who are engaged in graduate or undergraduate studies, which are intended to advance continuing education as a profession.

I invite you to get involved with SCAHCE this year and to register for our upcoming conference.  SCAHCE membership is always included in conference registrations, and be sure to register early for a discounted rate.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you this year.  Please contact me at lauren.holland@fdtc.edu, if I can help you in any way, or if you have questions about the SCAHCE organization.

2020 SCAHCE President