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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 >>


AACC president Walter Bumphus
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) released a report this week that calls for dramatic changes to America's community colleges to ensure U.S. competitiveness. The report outlines seven specific recommendations for reforming the country's community college system in its new report, Reclaiming the American Dream: A Report from the 21st-Century...Read More >>

California community college system chief Jack Scott
The head of California's community college system on Wednesday asked Santa Monica College to put on hold a controversial plan to offer higher-priced courses this summer while the legality of the program is determined. Chancellor Jack Scott said he made the request in a call to college President Chui L. Tsang during which he also expressed concern about a student...Read More >>

About 100 students protesting a plan to offer high-priced courses at Santa Monica College this summer tried to storm into a meeting of the college's Board of Trustees on Tuesday evening. A handful of protesters suffered minor injuries as campus police tried to prevent dozens of chanting students from disrupting the meeting during a public comment period. Several...Read More >>

Three wind turbines that power the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system at Cloud County Community College's Concordia campus are casting shadows that are too long. At 110 feet, the windmills on a hill south of the campus have been deemed too tall by the Federal Aviation Administration. The chance of losing $1 million in federal grants has prompted the...Read More >>

As students walked to their next classes at Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday afternoon, their President happily considered how he'll spend new state funding for their education. "It will go towards faculty, it will help us particularly in the classroom that's where a large majority of our budgets go," said Drew Matonak, HVCC President. State Lawmakers...Read More >>

Adjunct professors at Bergen Community College have unionized, joining peers at nine other county colleges statewide. Organizers said Tuesday that these part-time teachers sought collective bargaining rights to get better raises, more pay with experience, sick pay, paid professional development and timely notification when classes are canceled due to low...Read More >>

About 100 community college students, teachers and administrators gathered at the state Capitol on Tuesday to ask Mississippi legislators for more money to meet the needs of a student population that has grown as the economy has struggled. Wearing green t-shirts that played off the “Survivor” TV show logo, students enrolled in some of the state’s 15...Read More >>

The Los Angeles Community College District on Wednesday named a veteran construction manager to oversee its $6-billion campus rebuilding program, which has been criticized for poor planning, questionable spending and lax oversight. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the appointment of James D. O’Reilly as executive director of facilities planning...Read More >>

Monday was the first day of classes following spring break at the Community College of Philadelphia. Monday night, faculty and staff of CCP met and decided not to strike for now. After more than a year of increasingly tense contract negotiations, the situation has come to a head at CCP. Last month, the college's administration extended what it called its final...Read More >>

Community colleges could improve their graduation rates by helping students avoid unplanned pregnancies. That's the thinking behind a campaign to encourage faculty members to incorporate material about pregnancy planning into academic courses. The project makes its point with edgy material, which is surprising because it's led by the American Association of...Read More >>

The Wayne County Community College District will hold an 18-week intensive training session to produce software engineers, something the school says is a first in the United States. WCCCD has partnered with Infosys, a global IT consultancy which has performed similar "boot camps" in India, training more than 14,000 entry-level software engineers. Infosys chose...Read More >>

Pellissippi State Community College has completed its purchase of the former Philips Consumer Electronics building, which will serve as the school's new Strawberry Plains campus this fall, college officials said today. Pellissippi State purchased the 223,000-square-foot building for $10 million thanks to a state program that funded capital projects for community...Read More >>

Bristol Community College students, faculty and administration rallied Wednesday against Gov. Deval Patrick's plan to overhaul the state’s community college system, saying it would make BCC’s mission too narrow and take control away from local trustees. Students and others from the college — about 40 in all — planned to travel to the Statehouse in Boston...Read More >>

It's official -- Solano Community College will no longer have football or aquatics teams. On Wednesday night, SCC governing board members voted 4-2 to end the programs. Trustees Phil McCaffrey and Denis Honeychurch were the only dissenters. Following nearly three hours of impassioned testimony by students, staff and community members, trustees made their final...Read More >>

For the second time in less than three years, the Alabama community college system will be looking for a new leader. The Alabama Board of Education voted 7-to-2 Wednesday to accept the resignation of Freida Hill, chancellor of the state's two-year college system. There was no public discussion before the vote, but the board spent more than an hour behind closed...Read More >>

Constance Carroll, chancellor of the San Diego Community College District, has been selected chairwoman of the League for Innovation in the Community College’s governing board. The League for Innovation was founded in 1968 as an international organization dedicated to improving and transforming community colleges through experimentation.Read More >>

Jack Scott, a veteran and popular educator who has headed the state's community college system during a period of brutal budget cuts and was often a voice decrying the impact on students, announced Tuesday that he will retire as chancellor overseeing the 112 campuses. Scott, 78, became chancellor of the nation's largest community college system in January 2009...Read More >>

Modesto Junior College Vice President for Instruction Karen Walters Dunlap has left the school, just a month after MJC was put on probation after its accreditation review and less than three months after she was named one of three finalists for the president's position. Walters Dunlap had been on requested paid administrative leave since Feb. 21, and last Friday...Read More >>

Alabama Postsecondary Chancellor Freida Hill says she has no plans to resign her position as head of the state's system of two-year colleges. She said the rumors started after the State Board of Education on Thursday voted to hold a special meeting on March 7 to discuss Hill's performance as chancellor including "possible termination" of her contract. Hill said...Read More >>

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