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Two colleges share 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program announced today that Santa Barbara City College (CA) and Walla Walla Community College (WA) are co-winners of the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The two winners, along with the two finalists-with-distinction, were selected from the nation’s more than 1,000 public community colleges. Santa Barbara...Read More >>

Harford CC president Dennis Golladay awarded new contract
Members of Harford Community College's Board of Trustees recently voted unanimously to extend the contract of college President Dennis Golladay. Golladay, 71, was hired by HCC in the summer of 2010 and was signed to a three-year contract, scheduled to end in late July. His new three-year contract will begin Aug. 1 and includes two additional one-year options...Read More >>

Mt. Hood Community College President Michael Hay
Mt. Hood Community College's funeral service education program began in 1969 with only male students, and it remained that way for decades. Now the school, the only one of its kind in Oregon, is mirroring drastic changes seen nationwide. Two-thirds of the students in the MHCC program are female -- much like the trend nationwide, where more than half of mortuary...Read More >>

Solano Community College president Jowel Laguerre
Even before any hammer is nailed on new campus projects, the Solano Community College Measure Q bond is generating considerable interest among labor organizations, students and faculty. Solano Community College board members Wednesday got some nuts and bolts on how the $348 million bond funds might be spent, and also heard wide-ranging concerns about possible...Read More >>

Washtenaw Community College president Rose Bellanca
Although Washtenaw remains firm in its mission to work with, not compete against nearby four-year universities, many community colleges across Michigan applaud the recent passage of a law allowing them to offer four-year programs in designated fields. “The proximity of several highly regarded baccalaureate-granting universities within our community to which WCC...Read More >>

Montgomery County Community College introduces new mascot
An immediately recognizable face (not to mention mane, tail and hoofs) will now attend Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) sports games and special events. “We haven’t had a mascot before,” Bruce Bach, MCCC Athletic director, said. “He is a celebrity.” Debuting at the home opening game of the MCCC Mustangs Men’s Basketball team, Jan. 29, the...Read More >>

John Hendrickson named interim president of Cabrillo College in California
A retired chancellor at Saratoga-based West Valley-Mission Community College District will take over Feb. 1 as interim president of Cabrillo College, serving in the role for up to six months as the search for a permanent replacement continues. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Lafayette resident John Hendrickson at Monday's board meeting, after the...Read More >>

Vivian Mathews Presley led Coahoma Community College for 20 years
Dr. Vivian Mathews Presley, president of Coahoma Community College for more than two decades, and the first woman to head a community or junior college in the state of Mississippi, has announced her retirement effective June 30, 2013, according to Johnny McGlown, chairman of the CCC Board of Trustees. McGlown said her retirement was accepted officially at the...Read More >>

Berkshire Community College president Ellen Kennedy
Like moths to a flame, students can’t help but be drawn into the newly renovated Hoffmann Environmental Center at Berkshire Community College. Unlike other buildings on campus, the building now has a bright yellow exterior with green trim, and a new greenhouse standing alongside it. "During the first few days we re-opened, we had a couple of kids who have...Read More >>

Pamela Faris resigned from Mott Community College board
The Mott Community College Board of Trustees is seeking candidates to replace Pamela Faris on the board. Faris announced her resignation this week. She has been elected 48th District state representative and by law can no longer serve on the MCC board. Faris was appointed by the board to her seat in 2010 and elected to a full term in 2011. Her resignation takes...Read More >>

Fred van Hartesveldt, president of Grand Rapids CC faculty association
Union leaders at two Grand Rapids-area colleges expect Michigan’s new right-to-work law to thin their ranks, but by how much remains to be seen. “It’s definitely going to affect us like everybody else,” said Fred van Hartesveldt, president of Grand Rapids Community College’s faculty association, which consists of about 250 full-time instructors and 600...Read More >>

Salem Community College athletics director Karen Freed
Salem Community College will be cutting three sports programs from the college starting in the next academic year to help trim costs from its operating budget, college officials said. SCC will no longer field teams in men’s soccer, softball and golf, following a decision from the college board of trustees to reduce operating costs at the college while trying to...Read More >>

Brevard Community College president Jim Richey
Brevard Community College’s new name will soon become Eastern Florida State College. The BCC Board of Trustees unanimously voted in the name Monday morning, reflecting the college’s new, expanded mission that includes four-year degrees. The college’s name will transition July 1. “It’s a good name,” trustee Myra Haley said. In addition, trustees...Read More >>

Pasadena City College president-superintendent Mark Rocha
Many colleges seek donations for new construction or scholarships. Pasadena City College, however, has an additional goal that was unthinkable before California's budget crisis forced community colleges to slash course offerings. The school is seeking donations from alumni and others to restore some of the 570 classes it planned to cut this academic year. The...Read More >>

College of Marin president David Wain Coon
With community colleges throughout the state decimated by state budget problems in recent years, College of Marin has fared better than many. However, the school is increasingly feeling the effects of a financial squeeze that has led to cuts in course offerings, higher student fees and a drop in enrollment. Hit by declining state funding and stagnant property...Read More >>

Erik Skinner, interim chancellor of California community college system
The governing board of California’s community colleges Wednesday announced the appointment of an acting chief to replace retiring Chancellor Jack Scott. The search for a permanent successor is underway. Erik Skinner, who now serves as executive vice chancellor for programs, will take over for Scott when he leaves office Friday after serving for three years at...Read More >>

Mark Heinrich named chancellor of Alabama Community College system
The man credited with restoring the reputation of an Alabama community college after scandal will soon be overseeing the state's entire community college system. The State Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to hire Shelton State President Mark Heinrich of Tuscaloosa as chancellor over the other finalist, Blake Flanders, vice president of workforce...Read More >>

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick names new Roxbury CC trustees
In a further shake-up of the leadership at Roxbury Community College, Gov. Deval Patrick plans on Thursday to appoint six new members to the college's board following questions raised over crime reporting, financial aid distribution and the former president's stewardship of the school's educational mission. The six new board members are Kathy Taylor, who will take...Read More >>

Iris Weinshall, CUNY facilities planning and management vice chancellor
The new North Hall and Library at Bronx Community College had scarcely been open a day when Dorian Whyte, 21, and Jang Sung Soo, 22, sat down last week to study physics on the light-filled balcony wrapping around an enormous central reading room. Neither had any books in front of him. But they were evidently enjoying the place. “Having this come into the Bronx...Read More >>

North Central State College president Donald Plotts plans March retirement
After four years of service, Donald Plotts announced today he will retire as president of the North Central State College in March. Plotts' letter of resignation will be accepted by the school’s board at its regular meeting Wednesday. “It has been my honor and privilege to serve North Central State College for the last seven years and as president of North...Read More >>

Pennsylvania Highlands CC president Walter Asonevich
Police said they have busted an embezzlement scheme at a local community college. Police said it was the colleges' bursar who orchestrated the entire thing by altering computer programs to make it appear cash was deposited into Pennsylvania Highlands Community CollegeRead More >>

Roxbury Community College president Terrence Gomes steps down
The embattled president of Roxbury Community College agreed to step down today after meeting with the school’s board of trustees, according to chairwoman Anita Crawford. Terrence Gomes, who had led the 2,000-student school for nine years, retired in the wake of a series of questions about his leadership including alleged underreporting of campus crime, lengthy...Read More >>

ACCT VP Narcisa Polonio leads search for Alabama system chancellor
The deadline for applying to be Alabama's two-year college chancellor has been extended two weeks to July 13. The State Board of Education voted Thursday to push back the deadline at the request of a consultant who is helping with the search for a chancellor. The vice president of the Association of Community College Trustees, Narcisa Polonio, said the June 29...Read More >>

City College of San Francisco board president John Rizzo
Officials who oversee the state's community college system are urging City College of San Francisco to stop paying trustees for the meetings they fail to attend - a practice the state authority says is illegal. But the City College lawyer says the college has no plans to stop the payouts. The college is still reviewing the matter, City College attorney Scott...Read More >>

New Peralta Community College District chancellor Jose Ortiz
The new chancellor of the Peralta Community College District will make a base salary of $260,000 his first year -- and if that's not enough, his compensation package comes with a number of sweeteners. Jose Ortiz, whose three-year contract is expected to be approved by trustees Tuesday, will receive a raise of at least $20,000 -- or 7.7 percent -- if he "meets...Read More >>

New League for Innovation award will be named after John Roueche
The long community college tradition of celebrating and sharing practices in outstanding teaching and leadership is being championed by the League for Innovation in the Community College (League) through two new awards and publications announced today by League President and CEO Gerardo E. de los Santos. The League will recognize outstanding community college...Read More >>

New Jersey state comptroller Matthew Boxer
The compensation paid to New Jersey’s community college presidents varies greatly from one institution to the next, with several colleges paying their president more than $300,000 a year, according to a report released today by the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC). Analyzing data from 2010, the OSC report found that community colleges padded their...Read More >>

Ivy Tech east central chancellor Gail Chesterfield retires in August
Ivy Tech Community College has established a search committee for the leadership position of its East Central region. Gail Chesterfield, the current Chancellor of the East Central Region, is retiring effective August 31. The committee plans to make its final selection by August. Joseph Russell, Regional Trustee, will serve as committee chair. Additional committee...Read More >>

Angeline Godwin named president of Patrick Henry Community College
Dr. Angeline D. Godwin, a Mississippi businesswoman who has experience in both higher education and economic development, has been named the new president of Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC). Godwin was one of three finalists to be interviewed by the college’s board and to meet with students, faculty, staff and the public during recent open forums. Her...Read More >>

Coral Noonan-Terry, interim NISOD director
EVENT: 34th Annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, hosted by the College of Education’s National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Conference WHEN: May 27-30 WHERE: Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. BACKGROUND: The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development is the outreach...Read More >>

Kalamazoo Valley Community College president Marilyn Schlack
The part-time faculty members at Kalamazoo Valley Community College have officially formed their own collective bargaining unit with the American Federation of Teachers Michigan. The Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) counted the ballot votes on Thursday, resulting in a 162-38 vote by part-timers to be represented by the KVCC Federation of Teachers....Read More >>

Jefferson Community College president Carole McCoy
A retired Jefferson Community College administrator has filed a federal age discrimination lawsuit against the school, claiming she was forced from her job before she was ready to leave. Gail W. Miller, 68, Chaumont, the school’s former director of college outreach, filed suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Syracuse, against the college, its board of trustees,...Read More >>

City Colleges of Chicago chancellor Cheryl Hyman
City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl L. Hyman honored seven professors as the 2011-2012 Distinguished Faculty Members for their teaching excellence and service to students. Faculty members were recognized during the commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12. City Colleges’ record graduation included 3,300 students this year, up 800 students from 2011 and...Read More >>

Walters State Community College president Wade McCamey
Walters State Community College invites prospective instructors to attend the 2012 Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Fair 5-7:30 p.m. May 29, in the Dr. Jack E. Campbell College Center on the Morristown campus. Deans and department heads will be on hand to meet applicants, discuss teaching requirements and review applications. “We’re looking for adjunct faculty...Read More >>

Stan Carrizosa becomes president of College of the Sequoias in July
While chief executive pay at public colleges and universities has risen in recent years despite sweeping cuts, trustees argue the pay is needed to retain and attract the most qualified applicants. Last week, the College of the Sequoias Board of Trustees approved the $225,000 annual salary of Stan Carrizosa who will take over the position as the...Read More >>

Edison State College board chairwoman Ann Berlam
Unlike his predecessor, Edison State College’s next president will receive a base salary comparable to leaders at other similarly sized community colleges. The new president’s base salary will range from $211,080 to $316,620, according to an 8-0 vote by the school’s board of trustees Tuesday. Edison, which hopes to choose from four presidential finalists...Read More >>

NACCE board chairman Ron Thomas
The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has announced the addition of three new members to its board of directors. The new board members are: Cris Valdez, president of Edison Community College in Piqua, OH; Edwin Massey, president...Read More >>

Napa Valley College President Edna Baehre-Kolovani
The Napa Valley College Board of Trustees accepted a recommendation Wednesday to search for an external candidate to serve as interim college president. Current president Edna Baehre-Kolovani is leaving the college this summer to serve as president of Tidewater Community College in Maryland. Her resignation is effective July 15. A special subcommittee —...Read More >>

San Diego Community College District chancellor Constance Carroll
Presidents at community colleges throughout San Diego County said Wednesday they will do all they can in lobbying for a proposed tax hike on the November ballot, defining their efforts as "a call to action" to save education in the state. "We will be fierce advocates for student access, for student equity, for student affordability, and we're going to do that...Read More >>

Hostos Community College president Felix Matos Rodriguez
The vibrant Puerto Rican Day Parade will return to Fifth Ave. next month with the president of Hostos Community College leading the festivities. Felix Matos Rodriguez was named grand marshal of the parade Tuesday to complement this year’s theme, which celebrates Puerto Ricans and their higher education achievements. “It’s really an honor bestowed on the...Read More >>

Salt Lake Community College president Cynthia Bioteau
Students at Salt Lake Community College are protesting the proposed elimination of the school's popular cosmetology program. The Revolutionary Student Union, a student group with a campus chapter, is sponsoring a rally Wednesday at the SLCC Redwood Road campus hoping to send a message to the board of trustees and president of the college that the program should...Read More >>

Consultant John Hicks of Academic Search, Inc.
Seven sitting presidents, a retired president and a vice president will interview next week for the top post at Edison State College. A search committee on Tuesday selected nine semifinalists, which hail from seven states in four time zones, from a pool of 40 applicants. “We have very diverse backgrounds as far as where they’ve been and the kinds of...Read More >>

Southeastern Community College president Beverly Simone retires this summer
At a meeting Thursday, the Southeastern Community College Board of Trustees took a major step in the process of finding a replacement for SCC President Beverly Simone, who is retiring this summer. The trustees unanimously voted to hire Paul Greufe of P.J. Greufe and Associates, a Davenport consulting firm, as the company to help the trustees find a suitable...Read More >>

Erma Johnson Hadley appointed to AACC board of directors
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) announces the election of 10 new members for its 32-member board of directors. The board determines policy for the association and oversees its work on behalf of the nation's close to 1,200 community, junior and technical colleges. The selection of new board members injects new energy into the association's...Read More >>

Glendale Community College president Dawn Lindsday leaves in July
Glendale Community College trustees on Wednesday began the job of finding a permanent successor to outgoing President/Supt. Dawn Lindsay, deciding to hire an interim replacement while the search is carried out. College Board of Trustees President Armine Hacopian said that she has not set a date for naming the interim replacement, but added that she wants it to...Read More >>

Bergen Community College trustee Cid Wilson
The board of trustees at Bergen Community College unanimously granted voting status to their alumni member Tuesday, following months of pressure from a student-led campaign for the move. Chairman E. Carter Corriston's announcement that the measure before the board was met enthusiastically by students who had come out wearing T-shirts reading "Educate and empower...Read More >>

Mesa Community College president Shouan Pan
After searching for a new home since it was forced out of space in 2010, Mesa Community College has moved its culinary studies program to a sister school, Scottsdale Community College. Beginning this fall, some 200 MCC culinary students will transition to SCC. Since 2010, the program has been meeting at Dobson High School after getting the boot from the East...Read More >>

Community College of Allegheny County president Alex Johnson
Pennsylvania’s community college leaders said today that the 14 colleges are ready to meet the challenges set forth in a new report and are already implementing many of the recommendations the report proposed to strengthen the community college system and student success. The report, “Reclaiming the American Dream: A Report from the 21st-Century Commission...Read More >>

As constrained budgets and course cuts have made it harder for many students to get the classes they need, the California Community Colleges are taking further steps toward rationing course offerings and focusing resources on students who are pursuing degrees, certificates, transfer or career goals. As constrained budgets and course cuts have made it harder for...Read More >>

The community college is being asked to save America. But like a small-town fire department straining to contain a big-city blaze, community colleges aren't equipped to handle the huge job thrust on them, many experts say. Many millennials - a diverse demographic of 18-to-34-year-olds who make up the largest share of community-college students in the Delaware...Read More >>

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