The Maryland Community College Consortium of Chief Academic Officers (M4CAO), provides an opportunity for Chief Academic Officers of the community colleges in Maryland to act collectively in an advisory capacity to the Maryland Community College Presidents. The M4CAO serves as a collective voice on academic matters for the involvement of Chief Academic Officers in policy planning and decision-making as well as matters of mutual interest to members of the community college sector of Maryland. The M4CAO provides a means for the exchange of ideas between and among chief academic officers and related affiliate groups. In collaboration with the Maryland Community College Presidents, the M4CAO identifies strategic priorities designed to produce the highest quality and broadest access and achievement in academic endeavors at Maryland community colleges.