Korbel: As I moved into the much bigger global arena of ACIIE, many community college leaders served as mentors to me.
Korbel: In 1993, ACIIE made what was to be a long, productive, and life-changing connection with the Stanley Foundation, based in Muscatine, Iowa, and its senior program officer, Jack Smith.
Thinking back, I am really amazed at what we were able to pull off, using the modest resources of ACIIE and the incredible backing of the Stanley Foundation, along with the generous contributions of time and expertise by community college leaders and representatives of key government agencies.
Frost: The growth of Oakton's programs and the expansion of your position must have made it difficult to manage both Oakton programs as well as be Executive Director of ACIIE. Was this primarily why you sought the merger with Community Colleges for International Development?