Closing the Equity Gap Through Education, Entrepreneurship and Employment
Dr. Rebecca Corbin
President and CEO
National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship
Rebecca Corbin is President & CEO of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), a leading non-profit membership organization dedicated to increasing entrepreneurship offerings and thinking at over 300 community colleges across the country. 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 that combined grants, philanthropy, business incubation, the corporate college, workforce development, and the Foundation under one umbrella on the college campus.
Prior to BCC, Rebecca 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. In 2007, she received a Board Service Award from the National Down Syndrome Congress. Working as an entrepreneur in 2004, she cofounded 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 at national, state and regional conferences with an applied focus on student success, STEM education, storytelling, and succession planning. In August of 2015, she participated in the firstever Demo Day at the White House. In 2016, NACCE accepted an invitation from the White House to be a partner in the Tech Hire initiative.