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Cameron Brunet-Koch, the president of North Central Michigan College, announced her retirement on Wednesday. Her retirement will be effective June 30, 2018. Brunet-Koch made the announcement to faculty and staff before her retirement was formally accepted at the board of trustees meeting on...

Marilyn Schlack, who today announced plans to retire as Kalamazoo Valley Community College president, has been one of Kalamazoo's foremost leaders on education for more than three decades. Her influence has extended far beyond higher education, though, serving as a key leader on economic...

Board members at Columbia Gorge Community College this week selected a national search firm to lead the quest for a new president, meanwhile naming the college’s chief academic officer, Lori Ufford, as interim president for the institution. Gold Hill Associates, the firm selected by board...

The North Carolina Community College System needs a new president, and the search could point close to home. On Friday, Scott Shook, the chairman of the system’s governing board, said a search committee would soon be appointed and it probably won’t be using a consulting firm. Search...

Baltimore City Community College President and CEO Gordon F. May plans to retire next summer after four years leading the institution, the college announced Friday. “It has been the opportunity of my lifetime to serve the citizens of Baltimore City and our state in restoring the promise of...

Thomas Burke, who for 12 years has served as Kern Community College District's chief financial officer, has been tapped to head the district when Chancellor Sandra Serrano retires in February, officials said Tuesday. Trustees voted unanimously to hire Burke during a closed session Tuesday that...

Concluding a nationwide search, Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Trustees are proud to announce the selection of Dr. Anthony Beebe, current president of San Diego City College, as the next Superintendent/President of SBCC. He is expected to assume his position effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Beebe...

The State Board of Community Colleges unanimously voted today to hire Dr. James “Jimmie” C. Williamson as the eighth System President for the NC Community Colleges. Williamson, currently the President and CEO of the SC Technical College System, will begin his new role on July 1, 2016, at an...

Danville Area Community College trustees Tuesday night hired the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) in Washington, D.C., to begin a nationwide search for a new college president. DACC President Alice Marie Jacobs announced last month she would retire no sooner than June 30 and no...

After an extensive, eight-month national search, Montgomery County Community College’s (MCCC) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr. Kevin Pollock has been selected to serve as the institution’s fifth president. He will begin his tenure at MCCC on April 1, 2016. Pollock, currently...

After nearly 13 years as Chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges, Rufus Glasper, Ph.D. will retire to accept a position as President and CEO of the League for Innovation in the Community College (League). Dr. Glasper made the formal announcement to the Governing Board of the Maricopa...

Umpqua Community College Board of Trustees has determined the need to extend its time-frame for the hiring of a new president. Originally, the Board of Trustees had hoped to have a permanent President by January or February 2016. That timeline has been pushed out to late spring or early summer....

Truckee Meadows Community College President Dr. María C. Sheehan has announced that she will retire in January 2016. Sheehan, who began at TMCC in 2008 and has been an educator for more than 40 years, will pursue volunteer work in Central America. “TMCC has the staff in place to create...

In the corner of Joyce Ester’s office, hanging in plain sight, are two sets of academic robes: one signifying her Ph.D., the other her position as president of Normandale Community College in Bloomington. It’s an intentional display, said Ester, who this week begins her second year leading...

Before Aims Community College Human Resources Director Damion Cordova can begin his presentation about long-term planning, the college’s new president has to say something. She’s smiling and practically bouncing in her seat. “I love strategic planning,” Leah Bornstein says. In a...

Alan Roberts will take over as president of Ulster County Community College, the school's board of trustees said via news release. Roberts, who is currently vice president of applied science and technology at a Florida college, will be SUNY Ulster's sixth president, with a starting salary of...

A veteran educator with 20 years of experience in community college administration has been selected by the Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Board of Trustees as the next college president. Dr. Jianping Wang (pronounced WONG), Vice President of Academic Affairs at Ocean County College...

The next president of Northern Virginia Community College is Dr. Scott Ralls, currently president of the North Carolina Community College System, VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois announced today. Ralls will assume his new post in early September, replacing Dr. Robert G. Templin, who retired in...

Tulsa Community College has named Cindy Hess as its new senior vice president and chief academic officer. Hess, currently the college’s associate dean for communications at the Southeast Campus, will assume her new role April 1. She will take the position just as the college rolls out a new...

The Oakton Community College Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Joianne Smith, currently the Vice-President of Student Affairs at Oakton Community College, as Oakton’s next President. Smith succeeds current Oakton President Dr. Margaret Lee who retires in June 2015 after 20 years leading the...

The Maine Community College System (MCCS) Board of Trustees today appointed Derek Langhauser to serve as Interim President of the MCCS, effective February 16, 2015. Langhauser serves as General Counsel of the MCCS and is a senior member of the System’s leadership team. He replaces Dr. John...

The Salem Community College Board of Trustees has unanimously selected Dr. Michael R. Gorman as its eighth president. Gorman, the superintendent of the Pemberton Township Schools in Burlington County, will succeed the retiring Joan M. Baillie. “The Board is thrilled that Dr. Gorman will...

The new president hired Wednesday at Calhoun Community College is a former South Carolina state legislator and has almost three decades of military experience. The state board of education unanimously voted to name James Klauber as Calhoun's president following the recommendation of state...

Ivy Tech Community College has selected Michelle Simmons to serve as president of the College’s Kokomo Campus. Simmons most recently served as vice chancellor of Student Affairs for Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Region. Simmons will report to David Bathe, regional chancellor for the Kokomo and Lafayette...

Casper College trustees on Thursday picked Gold Hill Associates, a national firm specializing in community college presidential searches, to help find the college’s next president. d President Walt Nolte, 66, announced this week that he will retire at the end of June. Gold Hill is the same...

In a 5-0 vote, the Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Michael L. Burke, Ph.D., as the next Chancellor of the multi-college system that serves nearly 100,000 students a year in western Riverside County. He is scheduled to start on July 21, 2014. ...

Over the past 15 years, Carroll Community College has seen the campus expand, enrollment grow and program offerings increase under the leadership of Dr. Faye Pappalardo. This summer, Pappalardo will retire and a familiar face on campus will become the school's third president. Dr. James Ball...

The HCC Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E., PMP, has been named the sole finalist to lead Houston Community College as its Chancellor. The institution conducted a nationwide search for the next leader of the institution by engaging a professional search firm and...

Denmark Technical College is proud to introduce our eleventh (11th) president, Dr. Leonard McIntyre. Dr. McIntyre comes equipped with a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success in leading educational institutions. During his 27 years of leadership experience he has realized an...

Warren J. Brown, an administrator with experience at community colleges throughout Western Washington, has been named as the next president at North Seattle College. He will begin his responsibilities at North on July 1, 2014. Brown is currently executive vice president for instruction and...

The Board of Trustees today announced that Dr. Donald Generals Jr., a renowned advocate of community colleges who currently serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Mercer County Community College in New Jersey, has been appointed as the next President of Community College of...

The Los Angeles Community College District has selected a veteran educator to be its next chancellor, officials said Thursday. Francisco Rodriguez, 51, has been president and superintendent of the MiraCosta Community College District in north San Diego County for the last five years. He replaces...

Shelton State Community College has renewed its search for a president after the process was suspended by the chancellor of the two-year system almost a year ago to review the system's presidential hiring policy. A job listing for the Shelton State president was posted on the college's website...

For the past three decades, Margaret Lee has presided over Oakton Community College, first as vice president of academic affairs before she took over as president of the college 14 years ago. This week Lee announced plans to retire from her lifelong career in college education administration...

A bill calling for benefits and pay increases for part-time community college faculty passed the first legislative hurdle Monday. House Bill 1154 won favor among legislators on the House Senate Veterans Affairs Committee who heard stories of adjuncts who teach with broken limbs because they...

Southeast Community College’s Board of Governors has selected Dr. Paul Illich to be its next president, effective July 1, 2014. Illich, the vice president for research, planning and information technology at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, was selected by a unanimous vote of the...

Blinn College has named Sylvia McMullen, a 30-year veteran in educational leadership, business development, project management and marketing research, its interim president of Brazos County campuses, Blinn District President Harold Nolte announced today. McMullen will assume her new duties Sept....

The nation’s longest serving community college president, Westchester Community College President Dr. Joseph Hankin, who has led the State University of New York institution since 1971, has announced his retirement. It can truly be said that Dr. Hankin is Westchester Community College. His...

The state's community colleges need more full-time professors in the faculty, according to a new report, which cites them as factors in student success. The review of public community college data -- including Berkshire Community College's -- indicates that "state legislation, regulations,...

Fort Scott Community College Board of Trustees seated three new members Monday night at the board's monthly meeting. In addition to looking over a proposed budget, the board agreed to add a new welding program, renewed insurance and technology agreements, and looked at a proposed design for...

Jarvis Harris, an attorney with the Greensboro firm of R. Steve Bowden & Associates, has been named chairman of the board of trustees at Guilford Technical Community College, according to an announcement. Harris, who succeeds outgoing chairman Coy Williard Jr. of High Point, is both the youngest...

The Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees approved a funding strategy at their July 30 meeting to finance the construction of priority projects which include a new multipurpose building on the college’s Main Campus and the expansion of the existing Romeoville Campus. The funding strategy...

A new six-year contract between Butler County Community College and its faculty is being characterized as a document that lends "stability" to the institution and the community that supports it. The labor agreement, which follows about 18 months of negotiations and almost a year without a...

Nearly 200 students, community activists and labor union members marched from the Pacific Coast Campus of Long Beach City College all the way to City Hall Wednesday in an effort to inform the community about a student-led recall of four trustees in the wake of several vocational and trade programs...

SAN FRANCISCO - "Walter, I want to work with community colleges." That's what Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, told Walter Bumphus, president of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), following his keynote at the opening session of the annual AACC convention. It's a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 College

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

More cuts could soon be coming to local community colleges including Citrus College, Mt. San Antonio College and Rio Hondo College. Due to an unexpected decrease in revenue, the California Community Colleges system must cut an additional $149 million from its budget this fiscal year, Chancellor...

Fitzpatrick Manufacturing Co. is a high-tech job shop, crafting super-precise parts for machines used in everything from robotics to aerospace to oil exploration. Macomb Community College lies a few miles down the road in this Detroit suburb. Sometimes it’s hard to tell where one ends and the...

Community College of Philadelphia on Friday unveiled what it called its best and final offer to the union representing its teachers and staffers who have been working under their previous contract since August. The president of the Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of...

Now in his third year at Yuba College, a year he once hoped to spend in Chico or Davis, Robert Bond said every student he knows has struggled to get the classes they need. "My first semester here, no math classes were open, so I couldn't get a math class," Bond, 20, lamented on the Yuba campus...

College of DuPage President Robert Breuder asked local lawmakers Friday to work to change state law to allow dorms at the the Glen Ellyn community college campus. During a breakfast meeting with legislators, Breuder said it would be easy to find at least 300 students at the junior college who...

Students who have had trouble juggling community-college classes with work and family obligations might get some relief soon. Chancellor Jim Petro has asked the state’s public two-year schools to consider scheduling some classes as a block, in which they are offered back-to-back at a set time....

Culinary students at Montgomery County Community College will soon have a permanent home. When the Culinary Arts Institute opens, planned for December, all facets of the curriculum will be concentrated at the two-story facility located in the Towamencin Town Square. That’s according to Katina...

The state’s new formula for allocating money to community colleges doesn’t do enough to compensate schools for students who don’t complete courses, the head of Louisiana’s community college system said Tuesday in Houma. Joe May, president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College...

Amid a statewide nursing shortage, hundreds of qualified applicants for nursing degrees are not being admitted to programs in Mississippi because the colleges can't meet the demand. Community colleges face the most severe admissions limitations. At East Central Community College in Decatur, for...

Just after she started working for an ambulance company in this suburban enclave east of Los Angeles, Cierra Nelson came to admire the quick decision making and street smarts of the nurses she met on runs to local hospitals. She soon opted to pursue a nursing degree, settling on a low-cost,...

During World War II, there was food rationing. In 2012, California's community college leaders are poised to approve education rationing for thousands of students. The proposal is controversial, with many students and educators critical of a shakeout that could end free courses offered for...

Growth at several northwest suburban community colleges hasn't just been limited to enrollment: Campus facilities also are swelling to accommodate the larger number of students seeking alternatives to traditional four-year universities. Elgin Community College, McHenry County College in Crystal...

As the Muskegon Community College Board of Trustees looks for opportunities to expand or renovate the college, they're casting their eye on a familiar landmark — The Muskegon Chronicle building. One of the goals contained within MCC's strategic plan is creating a campus in downtown Muskegon,...

Paul Klingler likes his job as a mold-maker for a Rochester plastics manufacturer. But the 54-year-old Parma resident also liked his last mold-making job, which he held for four years before being laid off early this year. And when he didn't get a call back regarding an open position at another...

A warning that Bergen Community College’s accreditation may be in jeopardy is a “bump in the road” having more to do with paperwork than academic quality, the school’s interim president told faculty members Tuesday evening. “I want to assure you — and you in turn reassure your...

Presidents of community colleges in Western Massachusetts are taking exception to a new report that calls for overhauling state governance of the schools to improve the way they train students for jobs. The report says a central board should govern the state's 15 community colleges and that...

As Mohave Community College redoubles its efforts to combat a rising student default rate, one of the initiatives it has planned involves reintroducing certain remedial courses online, but with a twist. According to MCC president Dr. Michael Kearns, the college is preparing to begin implementing...

Officials at Piedmont Virginia Community College are hoping they’ll soon be able to offer a child-minding service for parents attending the school, after plans to work with University of Virginia Health Services Foundation to provide daycare on site fell through. “We believe there are many...

Massachusetts’ decentralized community college system should be overseen by a strong governing board that would refocus its mission on workforce development and establish a performance-based funding formula, according to a report the Boston Foundation is expected to release today. The report -...

Muskegon Community College has submitted to the state a capital outlay request for a 25,000-square-foot science wing the college wants to build at its campus on Quarterline Road. But whether the state agrees to help finance the $9.2 million project, which also includes renovation of 20,000...

Julie Hong grew up in the sort of leafy Montgomery County suburb where college is assumed. Her parents had saved for the expense since she was a baby. When the time came, they said she could go wherever she wished. She chose a community college. Comparatively affluent students are picking...

The Los Angeles Community College District is moving to fire a third major contractor it has accused of mismanagement in its $5.7-billion construction program as part of a crackdown spurred by a Times series on waste and abuse in the campus rebuilding program. In a letter released Tuesday, the...

A handful of students at Fresno City College got lessons in the school of hard knocks this summer when they signed up for classes taught by a woman who had approached them on campus. It wasn't until later, when the students tried to find out their grades, that they learned that Jacklyn Murfree...

Hank Dunn makes these points when the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College president talks about a proposed sales tax increase: A-B Tech offers training for seven of the top 10 jobs in Western North Carolina. Some classes have become popular to the point that they have waiting...

When the former president of Williston State College announced he was resigning from the two-year school, the president of North Dakota's Board of Higher Education praised him as "one of the really nice guys" he'd met in higher education. Joe McCann said he wanted to seek new challenges. But it...

Fifteen of Clatsop Community College's 39 full-time faculty will receive layoff notices Wednesday. They are effective spring term. Administrators made the announcement at a meeting with faculty Tuesday night. Leaders will also offer adjunct work and early retirement packages to those who are...

Lita Gonzalez, 49, wants to work as a nurse before she retires. Under new admissions criteria for Salt Lake Community College’s health-profession programs, she is more likely to reach that goal, although she’ll have to compete for her seat. In a dramatic departure from past practice, the...

Louisiana Delta Community College is making it easier for working adults to further their education. Delta will now be increasing the number and variety of late afternoon and evening courses starting this spring to accommodate people who ordinarily would not be able to attend classes earlier in...

The president of Central Arizona College announced his retirement this week amid an internal investigation into widespread employee complaints about his performance and qualifications. Dennis Jenkins packed up his office Tuesday night, ending five years as president and nearly 40 years with the...

An Ivy Tech Community College faculty member died today after he fell from a tower used for teaching wind turbine technology on the Lafayette campus. Craig Porter, 36, was the chairman of the energy technology program. As a result of the death, classes are canceled Wednesday. Classes will...

Glendale Community College officials have rejected a proposal from a developer to construct an on-campus dormitory, saying that they were unwilling to commit to the long-term land lease and financial obligations that came with the project. In August, Glendale resident and Korean businessman...

The faculty union at Mott Community College is urging the Board of Trustees to make a fast decision on which health insurance plan it will choose after state law capped the amount that public employers could pay toward employees’ medical plans. The law requires all public entities, including...

When prospective applicants are college shopping, they want the key facts. What is the tuition? Do alumni land jobs? For years, when prospective applicants searched the Internet to learn about for-profit schools, as well as some community college programs, the facts were difficult to track...

A North Carolina community college that banned a student from campus last week over comments he posted on the school's Facebook page, has reversed its ruling and dropped their complaint against the student. Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) student Marc Bechtol was suspended for two...

Central Arizona College will investigate allegations against its president, who is accused of intimidating employees, violating policy and putting the school's accreditation in danger. The college governing board voted 5-0 Tuesday for the internal investigation, prompted by votes of no...

The Los Angeles Community College District is moving to fire an Irvine contractor accused of shoddy workmanship and fraud in the construction of a Valley College classroom complex that became a symbol of problems with the district's $5.7-billion campus rebuilding program. In a letter released...

California and other states are spending billions of tax dollars on community college students who drop out before completing their studies, according to a report released Thursday. The report by the nonprofit American Institutes for Research found that from 2004 to 2009, federal, state and...

Solano Community College electoral boundaries could change in the coming months due to fluctuations in numbers revealed in the latest Census count. Public input will be sought as the college undertakes a months-long study of its seven trustee districts. "Because of the Census we need to look at...

Portland Community College will honor former state Sen. Margaret Carter when it names the Cascade Campus Technology Education Building for her this month. The building will be called the Senator Margaret Carter Technology Education Building. It’s the first time in PCC’s 50-year history that...

The Contra Costa Community College District is bringing back a contentious debate over which companies it hires for major construction projects. Trustees on Wednesday night will try to decide what to do with an agreement the district started negotiating five years ago but sputtered to a halt...

The University of Texas at Brownsville used social media this week to ask for ideas about the possibility of a new school mascot. The move presumably is part of UTB’s moving ahead with dissolving its partnership with Texas Southmost College. Juliet V. Garcia, president of the UTB-TSC...

California community colleges have been awarded nearly $7 million to help students cope with stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. The grant from the California Mental Health Services Authority will be used to help train faculty and staff in the state's 112 community...

The state’s largest community college is expanding to create a satellite campus in a downtown Manchester building being donated by a regional bank. Manchester Community College will open more classrooms in the Main Street building to accommodate growing enrollment, which has crowded classrooms...

The decision to declare a financial emergency at Washington state's community and technical colleges is drawing concern from the union that represents faculty at the schools. Last month's action by the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges would allow individual colleges to declare...

Angelo State University and Howard College are partners in an initial grant of more than $1.1 million designed to increase the number of students, especially Hispanic and low-income students, completing degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known as STEM. The...

For the second time in recent months, a southern West Virginia community college is accused of racial discrimination. New River Community and Technical College is named in job discrimination suit filed by Richard L. Bibbs in U.S. District Court. In his complaint filed Aug. 1, Bibbs, 53, alleges...

In an effort to continue lowering New Hampshire's unemployment rate, Gov. John Lynch officially announced on Tuesday morning his third and final phase of a jobs initiative called New Hampshire Working. The third phase, titled Work Ready N.H., is a program that works with the Community College...

Fewer students are enrolling and others are taking lighter class loads at Michigan's community colleges, the result of federal worker retraining money drying up and health care reform that expanded a student exception to insurance rules. Federal health care law now allows part-time students to...

After three years of record enrollment, the number of students attending Georgia's technical colleges dropped by more than 12,000 this fall and leaders say a reduced HOPE scholarship is partly to blame. Technical College System of Georgia officials are still analyzing the data. But with about...

Concerned about the academic achievement of students at Baltimore City Community College, Gov. Martin O'Malley has overhauled its board of trustees, replacing the majority of its members. "The governor has been monitoring the overall situation at BCCC, particularly student achievement and the...

Prospects for early settlement of a faculty strike at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College appear to be dim. Nearly 200 teachers went on strike early Friday and most of them picketed in the rain throughout the day, even as the college inaugurated O’dell Owens as its fifth president...

The new $70 million Campus Center building at Joliet Junior College will be named after late college President Gena Proulx, who championed the center as a gateway to the campus. "Thanks to Gena Proulx, our ship is on course and we are at full speed," current President Frank Zeller told a crowd...

Atlantic Cape Community College is hoping area residents will help it create opportunities for more students to attend the college by donating to its first major capital and scholarship fundraising campaign. On Tuesday, college President Peter Mora announced that $1.5 million has been raised...

Yielding to outside pressure, the Los Angeles Community College District has asked City Controller Wendy Greuel to investigate allegations that its selection of a watchdog to police its troubled campus construction program was rigged. In a recent audit of the $5.7-billion program, state...

Community college educators are well aware that student engagement is a pivotal factor in student retention, success, and completion. They also know that, as largely commuter institutions, community colleges often lack the more traditional ways students connect with each other, such as living and...

For many students, community colleges are a low-cost alternative to more expensive state and private universities. But Illinois taxpayers aren’t getting a break when it comes to paying for pensions awarded to thousands of retired community college administrators and teachers, according to a...

Nevada's community colleges, home to more than half the state's 114,000 college students, are about to abandon their long-held admissions policies that allow almost anybody to sign up for classes. The state's community college presidents are asking the higher education system's governing board...

Con artists, known as “Pell Runners,” are manipulating community college systems across the nation to obtain financial aid illegally. The U.S. Department of Education is now making it a priority to put a stop to these scams, but many colleges have been dealing with this issue for...

Boosting efficiencies and skills of Indiana labor is the focus of an expanding Ivy Tech Community College program that could reach 100,000 employees annually. It could also bring millions of dollars in new revenue to the school as it faces constrained campuses and centers across the...

A task force created to look at Nevada's community colleges is recommending sweeping changes to the way the colleges are run. The task force's report, to be presented to the higher education system's governing Board of Regents this week, recommends revamping or tweaking online education, K-12...

Ivy Tech Community College announced Thursday it will have record-breaking fall enrollment this year, with more than 113,000 students statewide. Indiana University is expecting its second-largest freshman class, and Ball State and Vincennes universities also are projecting...

Administrators at Des Moines Area Community College took immediate action last week when a startling message from a social networking site was discovered. It said: “Who wants to shoot up the DMACC Ankeny campus the same time I shoot up the Urban campus?” Police were waiting for Paul...

Without “My Brother’s Keeper,” Gerard Williams doubts he would be Santa Fe College’s student body president. Juliun Kinsey may not be graduating this fall with his associate’s degree in elementary education. And countless other black men at Santa Fe would be without the resources they...

Students who want to pursue a degree in painting and repairing cars may no longer be able to find that training at Mott Community College. The automobile body technology program once considered untouchable because of its deep-rooted history in Flint could be on the chopping block next...

Glendale Community College officials are pushing forward with plans to outsource the student bookstore, announcing Monday that a contract agreement could be in place as early as next month. The college began soliciting proposals in May from private bookstore operators to take over the store, a...

The shoving match between the County Council and Anne Arundel Community College is now in the Maryland Attorney General's Office. Although AACC officials say they will open their books for a County Council-requested audit, they are questioning the legality of the council's move. "Our...

Shelly McKinney spent part of an afternoon going back and forth between the financial aid office window and a nearby computer at the Washtenaw Community College Student Services building. Her financial aid hadn’t posted and she didn’t know why; she needed to figure it out in order to...

The newly designed rooms where St. Cloud Technical & Community College students will get training to become health professionals look as much like an operating room or dentist’s office as possible in a class. The college’s Health Sciences building opens today for almost 1,000 students...

For the 140,000 students who are taking community-college classes this fall, chances are good that the person at the front of the room is a part-time teacher rather than a full-time professor. The proportion of part-time, or adjunct, faculty at the Maricopa Community Colleges has increased...

The California Community Colleges have created a $67.7-million scholarship fund to provide financial support for thousands of students annually. The scholarship endowment is the culmination of a three-year fundraising campaign that began with a lead gift of $25 million from the Bernard Osher...

In June, Dutchess Community College broke ground on a 465-bed residential hall. In Schenectady, the community college is working with a company to build a student housing complex adjacent to the campus. At Finger Lakes Community College, a residential hall opened in 2007 and officials want...

Gil Bozigian, 19, is hoping to capitalize on a fellow student's misfortune in order to secure a class - any class - at Mount San Antonio College this fall. Bozigian, a 2010 Baldwin Park High School graduate, has so far been unable to register for core classes in English or mathematics because...

Owens Community College has unveiled a new $1.1 million Welding Design Center on the Toledo-area campus. The new state-of-the-art educational center, which previously held Penta Career Center's Welding and Automotive Collision Repair Labs, features the latest in technological and academic...

Genesee Community College will develop new student success initiatives, maintain financial sustainability, and reach out to the community in innovative ways under a new strategic plan adopted by the Board of Trustees Monday night. The Board, meeting at the Batavia campus for its regular monthly...

College officials are banking on voters passing a $564 million bond to continue upgrading facilities and technology at three San Mateo County campuses — a measure that will be on the November ballot. On Wednesday, the San Mateo County Community College District Board of Trustees unanimously...

A state audit of campus construction at the Los Angeles Community College District has found $140 million in questionable spending, including at least $28 million sunk into projects that were later abandoned because of poor planning. In the audit released Wednesday, state Controller John Chiang...

The Pima Community College chancellor wants to eliminate the school's lowest-level remedial education classes because they aren't effective. Opponents say the proposal would cut off access to the only education option for many Tucsonans. The PCC Governing Board will hold a public hearing...

A new scholarship fund for disenfranchised gay youth has been created under the Maricopa Community College Foundation. The scholarship is open to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and queer/questioning) teens who need extra help pursuing secondary education because they were kicked out...

Four years after it opened, the only Coastside campus offering higher education will close at the end of the year, according to officials with the San Mateo County Community College District. Budget constraints will force the College of San Mateo to pull out of the space it leases at Shoreline...

Gov. Beverly Perdue on Monday called on lawmakers to reject a proposal to merge several of North Carolina's 58 community colleges to save money. A recent legislative study found that the community college system is inefficient because each of the campuses is locally autonomous. They lack uniform...

A former Mid Michigan Community College adjunct professor who was fired over a Facebook posting thinks the real reason for was union activity. Jason Liptow believes that he was fired because just weeks before, he notified MMCC President Carol A. Churchill that he was going to form a...

Northern High School, Hillside, Durham Performance Learning Center. None of them worked for Charity Philips. "I was going through a lot of drama," the 18-year-old recalled of her years in high school. "I was going through boyfriend drama. I got into fights. I was an idiot." She felt, she...

Brevard Community College President Jim Drake wants to take a paid leave of absence next spring to finish a book he's been working on for more than three decades. The Board of Trustees will have the final word on whether to grant Drake the one semester sabbatical. He would still receive his base...

Contracts were awarded Tuesday to create a "virtual hospital" room at Hawkeye Community College and construct a building at the new transportation training center south of campus. The board of trustees approved a $206,000 contract with Matt Construction of Sumner to remodel part of Grundy Hall...

For only the third time in their 110-year history, community colleges are preparing to take a holistic look at their broad and continuously evolving mission with the naming this week of the landmark 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges. The commission was appointed by the...

North Carolina's community colleges could save about $5 million a year by folding administration and back-office work at the smallest campuses into larger neighbors, according to a legislative efficiency report released this week. But campus leaders are balking at the proposal, saying $5 million...

Flathead Valley Community College officials have announced that they've been given $4 million from the Broussard Family, which marks the largest donation ever given to the college. The money will be used to build a Nursing and Health Education Center as a tribute to the late Rebecca Broussard....

It’s an odd sight indeed, seeing a legislator’s name appear as the sponsor of a bill and then in the “Nays” section of the voting ledger. Yet that’s exactly where state Rep. David Rutledge of Ypsilanti found himself on House Bill 4496 of 2011, the legislation that would amend the...

A Pellissippi State Community College student is accusing the school of trampling on his right to preach and hand out Christian literature on campus. Mark Dew, 44, of Knoxville has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Pellissippi and the Tennessee Board of Regents, which oversees...

With Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s blessing, the City Colleges of Chicago on Thursday dumped the presidents of Malcolm X, Olive-Harvey, Truman and Wright Colleges and issued a mandate to boost the system’s seven percent graduation rate and reverse an enrollment decline that defies industry...

Though Texas community colleges are emerging from the 82nd Legislature with funding levels similar to those of 2010-11, some say the money won't be enough to meet growth. Community college funding for the upcoming two-year budget cycle appears to be about $1.7 billion for instructional funds...

According to the U.S. Small Business Association, women owned 6.5 million out of 23 million nonfarm businesses in 2002 generating $940.8 billion in revenues, employing 7.1 million workers and paying $173.7 billion in payroll. With more than 50 percent of the U.S. population owning fewer than 30...

President Barack Obama said business partnerships with the nation’s community colleges can help prepare workers for future manufacturing jobs, lowering the nation’s unemployment rate while spurring economic growth. “Lighting a spark, that’s what community colleges can do,” Obama said...

Rutgers University will break ground June 21 for an academic building on the Atlantic Cape Community College campus that will offer programs leading to bachelor's and graduate degrees. Atlantic Cape and Rutgers signed a lease agreement Tuesday for a half-acre of land on the site of unused tennis...

Austin Community College is poised to acquire a 17.3-acre parcel at Highland Mall that would bring its ownership of the site to 100 percent of the land and accelerate planning for classrooms, administrative offices and other uses. In addition, the college has disclosed that its partner in this...

Meridian Community College's communications status has reached a new level. Clay and Laura Holladay of Mississippi Broadcasters have gifted a full power FM commercial radio station to the MCC Foundation. The station – WKZB 106.9, one of the most popular radio stations in the market –...

The testy relationship between the College of DuPage and the village of Glen Ellyn may result in the school de-annexing from the town. The college has authorized its attorneys to start the process of separating from Glen Ellyn, the latest move in a battle that centers on the extent to which the...

After spending three hours privately discussing the performance of Hocking College President Ron Erickson yesterday, the college’s trustees gave him until the end of the day to clean out his desk. In a move that Erickson had expected, the trustees voted 7-1 to place him on paid leave for an...

A car won't be among the perks for the next president of Washington State Community College, officials said. Chairman Ken Schilling said the board decided to compensate the next president for travel expenses rather than lease or purchase a car, as was done for Charlotte Hatfield and her...

Cathy Stablein has been the faculty adviser for the College of DuPage student newspaper, the Courier, since 1987. But college administrators stripped that title from her duties as a journalism faculty member effective Wednesday at the community college in Glen Ellyn. They say Stablein needs more...

When it comes to cutting millions of dollars out of state community- and technical-college budgets this spring, perhaps the most vexing issue is that the very programs that could kick-start new careers won't be available for all the students who want to enroll. The Legislature last month sliced...

More than 100 Bergen Community College faculty and staff members attended a board of trustees meeting in Paramus on Wednesday to protest the leadership of President G. Jeremiah “Jerry” Ryan. Many wanted him fired, saying he was autocratic and had failed to heed their views. In a May 24...

Hundreds of California community college students who pay extra fees to access online course content may be owed a refund for inappropriate charges if they can't download the material for future reference. The problem came to light after a Foothill Community College student protested to...

After a yearlong campaign, Gulf Coast Community College is no longer Gulf Coast Community College. Now, it’s Gulf Coast State College (GCSC). Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Friday a bill changing the name of the school. It is the culmination of efforts designed to change the school’s...

Austin Community College expects to lose about $10 million in state funding for next year’s budget, said Neil Vickers, ACC’s associate vice president of finance and budget. This could mean increased class sizes, higher tuition and limited tuition waivers for students. College leaders will...

David T. Harrison exceeded expectations during his first year as president of Columbus State Community College, but trustees didn't bump up his pay last night - at his request - because of the continued uncertainty of Ohio's economy. Harrison, 49, became Columbus State's fifth president in...

Some students at Prairie State College literally may be burning the midnight oil this fall. The Chicago Heights-based college will be among a growing number of community colleges across the country that offer midnight or late-night classes to provide potential students more choices. “The...

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plans to invest millions over five years in three community colleges in Ohio. Stark State College, Sinclair and Lorain County colleges were selected by the Gates Foundation as part of its five-year “Completion by Design” initiative. Completion by Design...

A state agency says it will end a $372,756 program at Yuba College that aids educationally disadvantaged high school students in six counties because members of a board voted on contracts in which they had a financial interest. The California Student Aid Commission said it learned the North...

Community college students across the state will soon have a new option in paying for their education. Starting July 1st colleges will be required to offer student loans. Some schools feel that's risky business. Some community colleges in the east got out of the student loan business because...

A woman claims she was wrongly forced out of a western Pennsylvania community college's radiology program over a Facebook posting by someone apparently passing along gossip concerning comments she had made to her sister about the odd behavior of a hospital technician she was shadowing. Cara...

The attorney for Brookdale Community College's board of trustees became the third high-profile person in the past two weeks to cut ties with the school when he resigned Friday. John M. Cantalupo, a lawyer with the Woodbridge law firm of Wilentz, Goldman and Spitzer, will turn those...

Students would pay more and employees could find their take-home pay shrink under a proposed 2011-12 budget for Lane Community College. The $93.7 million spending plan being considered by the college budget committee has little in the way of bells and whistles. The general fund would grow by 3.5...

The head of the U.S. Army Reserve, hundreds of active, reserve and veteran soldiers on Saturday celebrated the opening of a one-stop center for help and guidance for all branches of the military and their families. The Army Strong Community Center at the Clackamas Community College campus in...

Community colleges are poised to get hit with a 50 percent reduction of need-based scholarship funding if the latest amendment passed by the state House holds up in the Senate. North Carolina legislators are looking for places to cut across the board to reach a balanced end, according to Sen....

State leaders’ plans to push community colleges into a more prominent role in Tennessee higher education is working, according to a recent study released by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. While public universities such as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga are increasing...

UMass Lowell has a history of helping high-achieving community college graduates go on to earn bachelor’s degrees. Starting this fall, those students can do it tuition-free. Massachusetts state community college students who earned an associate’s degree in an approved program with a 3.0 or...

Indiana University says it will allow Ivy Tech Community College to move some information technology equipment to an IU data center, a partnership the schools say will save millions of dollars. Officials say Ivy Tech's data center was too outdated and small, but building a new data center to...

Chad Adero derives satisfaction from helping his students figure out a way to advance their careers and broaden their minds. Adero, director of Multicultural Student Services at Frederick Community College, said too many students fall through the cracks in public schools or find themselves...

State Comptroller Matthew Boxer will review the compensation packages of community college presidents throughout the state after allegations of misspending that led to the resignations of the leaders of two of the schools. The Comptroller's Office, which serves as a watchdog, began looking at...

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program released a list of what it considers the 120 "best" community colleges in the country Monday, kicking off a multistep, data-driven process for identifying a single institution to receive its $1 million award for "community college excellence." And...

In the next few years, Central Louisiana's antiquated trade-school way of training many in its work force could blossom into an integrated higher-education system that will better prepare students and react swiftly to employers' needs. The preview of the future came Monday from Joe May,...

Elgin Community College and its faculty reached a tentative contract agreement this morning, just days before teachers could have gone on strike. “Needless to say, I’m thrilled to have this settled for the interest of our students because it was becoming very disruptive to their...

Community college students in California will link hands across hundreds of miles Sunday during an event designed to raise funds for scholarships. The human chain will start at Sierra College in Rocklin and extend south to San Diego, passing through most community college campuses in the state....

The president of Gloucester County College resigned as the school turned over records to the county prosecutor involving the former school official's "alleged financial actions," officials said Thursday. Russell Davis had been president of the college since September 2008 and was the sixth...

An audit of nearly three years of expense reports found former Brookdale Community College President Peter Burnham repeatedly misled college officials and billed the school for alcohol, personal trips, clothing and other expenses that had nothing to do with his job, campus officials said...

Wayne Carrell wanted to play Division I baseball when he graduated from Hueytown High School, but he didn't quite have the grades or the funds for a four-year school. So Carrell went to Jefferson State Community College, where he got a full scholarship, the chance to work on his grades and...

Nearly six years after Compton Community College lost its accreditation after an array of financial problems and administrative corruption, the school remains on life support, community college officials said at a campus event Friday. School officials had embezzled money and the college was seen...

An unprecedented 400,000 students could be turned away from California's community college campuses next fall because state lawmakers are letting billions of dollars in taxes expire in June that would otherwise protect courses, Community College Chancellor Jack Scott said Wednesday. Pointing to...

An agreement between two county colleges could ease the health care burden in the region. The presidents of Southwest Virginia Community College and Bluefield College signed agreement enabling students to complete their Bachelor’s degree in nursing without leaving the county. The two plus two...

Drew Matonak, come on down. Television game show legend Bob Barker of "The Price is Right" has donated $100,000 to Hudson Valley Community College Foundation. The money creates the Bob Barker Animal Advocacy Fund at the college, which will be used to support animal law courses. "We're excited...

A bill that would prohibit community and state colleges from granting tenure to faculty passed a key legislative committee Tuesday. Educators statewide were still scrambling to understand the proposal that caught many by surprise. But some college leaders — including the president of...

Edythe Abdullah knew it would be tough to replace Essex County College’s previous president, who held the job for nearly 30 years. She didn’t know it would be this tough. Less than a year into the job, the new president is facing a faculty revolt. Last week, the county college’s faculty...

Northern Virginia Community College officials gathered in Woodbridge on Friday to help kick off the campus’s first major expansion project in more than two decades. Scheduled to open in fall 2012, the $25 million academic building will allow students to move out of the double-wide trailers...

Bakersfield dermatologist Norman Levan has broken another record for philanthropy: It is he who is donating $14 million to Bakersfield College for scholarships and other initiatives, the largest gift from a private individual to a community college in the United States. That follows his 2006...

United Parcel Service announced this morning that it will establish a new workforce advisory board to bring together businesses and community colleges to develop better methods and more specific curricula to train the next generation of U.S. workers. The announcement was made at Ivy Tech's...

Over objections from most of the faculty, the Baltimore City Community College Board of Trustees unanimously voted Tuesday night to eliminate 14 degree programs in an effort to streamline courses. BCCC President Carolane G. Williams said following the meeting that the plan — which will also...

While two north Alabama community colleges have announced plans in the last week to shutter their athletic programs, Calhoun Community College is not considering taking that step. Last week, Bevill State Community College in Jasper said it was dissolving its athletic department. And today,...

Muskegon Community College could have to pay as much as $140,000 to clean up a December fuel spill, where 450 gallons of diesel fuel leaked onto the college's property. Administrators say the fuel tank, located near the college's grounds department, sprung a leak around Christmas, and the fuel...

Lane Community College held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Downtown Campus Friday, officially kicking off the construction of a 90,000-square-foot academic building and an associated 87,000-square-foot student apartment building. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley joined LCC President Mary Spilde,...

Frederick Community College expects to add two electric vehicle-charging stations to its campus this spring. Last June, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced a $1 million grant to help fund Maryland's Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, with the help of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The...

News about the generous benefits and bonus package for the Brookdale Community College president has sparked public outrage, according to one Monmouth County official, and gained the attention of Gov. Chris Christie. Monmouth County Freeholder John P. Curley said Friday that residents had been...

Gov. Rick Snyder's budget slashed $1.2 billion in permanent spending cuts, but Delta College and community colleges across the state remain untouched. One reason is because Snyder's office estimates community colleges have experienced an estimated $65 million loss in local revenue in the last...

For the second time in less than a year, Nashville State Community College's Cookeville campus is in search of a new director. Friday was Michelle Aheron's last day as campus director. Aheron submitted her resignation from the position earlier this week. "Despite our attempts to make the...

Ozarks Technical Community College has no plan to dip into its $19.7-million reserve to cover a possible loss in state funding, said Marla Moody, vice president of finance at OTC. "We prefer not to touch it," she said. But the community college might not add to the reserve at the end of this...

The deadline to enroll in Bristol Community College’s free advanced nursing assistant program — which is open to residents of Freetown, Lakeville and communities in the New Bedford area — is approaching. “The courses we offer are core courses for nursing supervisor programs,” said...

Idaho’s system of electing community college trustees faces a potential legislative shakeup on the heels of an election that centralized the College of Southern Idaho’s board. A bill introduced Thursday in the House State Affairs Committee would require that trustee districts be divided into...

Howard Community College student Sarah Blake was in Egypt when that nation's turbulent demonstrations began, and she and her friends found themselves being pushed and shoved in Cairo's streets. "It was really scary. That's when the tear gas started coming out more and the water cannon trucks...

Accreditors have removed Diablo Valley College from probation, nearly three years after they first warned the Pleasant Hill school it needed to improve quickly to avoid losing its accreditation. In a letter released by the community college Wednesday, the Accrediting Commission for Community and...

Ivy Tech’s plans to build a new campus in Anderson cleared another hurdle recently when the $20 million project was spared in recommendations by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The commission, which makes recommendations regarding the state’s higher education budget, has...

More than 1,100 College of the Sequoias students won't be able to enroll next semester if a state budget analyst's proposal is successful. The Legislative Analyst's Office, in its "Prioritizing Enrollment at Community Colleges" report, proposes several changes, including capping the number of...

Atlantic Cape Community College will begin offering a new degree in "new media studies" starting in September. The new program will give students experience in web and graphic design, public relations, writing, television and radio production. Otto Hernandez, Associate Dean of Technology...

The chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District has voluntarily taken a 5-percent pay cut and asked trustees to limit her taxpayer-funded health benefits. The board agreed Wednesday night to accept Helen Benjamin's proposal, which will lower her annual pay from $272,328 to $259,356...

Cañada College student Brian Lee was learning to take the perfect picture Friday. He checked that his subject -- a fellow student -- was in the right body position and his instrument had the proper angle. Their teacher gave Lee some advice on the gear, though. "Your distance right now is too...

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a solicitation for grant applications under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program. The Labor Department will award approximately $500 million this year through the program and a total of $2 billion over...

Kellogg Community College on Thursday unveiled the results of $385,000 in renovations to its welding lab, tangible signs of the college's growing enrollment.

Facing high demand both from students and local employers in need of training, the Battle Creek school doubled the number of...

The Washington State Community College Board of Trustees approved funding for campus-wide emotional training Tuesday, following the first recommendation from a work group charged with creating a plan to improve campus culture.

The group began meeting after recommendations by an...

Three Montgomery County residents filed a lawsuit against Montgomery College on Thursday seeking to overturn its practice of granting the lowest tuition rates to some illegal immigrants.

The lawsuit, filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court, claims the college is breaking the law by...

Gov. Jan...

Wal-Mart officials are considering a job training partnership with the University of the District of Columbia's new community college to prepare city residents for jobs and combat concerns over its employment practices as the chain plans to open in the...

California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott announced Tuesday that the state board of governors appointed 21 individuals to a Student Success Task Force during its January 2011 meeting.

The task force will meet regularly during the next 12 months and develop a strategic...

Quick, decide what's more important: a new building to train nurses in Everett, or a new building for the same purpose in Lakewood.

There aren't enough nursing classes at Clover Park Technical College to handle demand. The waiting list is 18 months...

David Hartleb doesn't just see a new community college campus at Sal's Riverwalk. He steps over the threshold at 360 Merrimack St. and into the "future," he said.

"I feel great about it. This is where our growth is," said Hartleb, president of Northern Essex Community...

Students at Owens Community College can now get a two-year Associates Degree in alternative energy.

The State of Ohio recently approved Owen's new program called the Alternative Energy and Sustainable Systems Technology Program.

The former Indiana State Police post property at U.S. 41 and Jessica Drive will soon belong to Ivy Tech Community College. The State of Indiana is in the final steps of transferring the property title to Ivy Tech, said Jeff Terp, statewide vice president for program analysis and...

Because of his new role as mayor of Simi Valley, Bob Huber was forced to resign from his position as chair of the Ventura County Community College District halfway through his four-year term. Longtime Moorpark resident Bernardo Perez was appointed to fill the empty seat. The Ventura County...

A handful of firms have expressed interest in performing architectural and engineering work on the culinary arts center project in downtown Niagara Falls. Niagara County Community College President James Klyczek said Thursday eight bids were received from firms interested in handling the design...

The San Mateo County Community College District wants to diversify its portfolio rather than fully invest in the county pool fund. At the Dec. 15 meeting, the Board of Trustees entertained alternative financial strategies to prevent fiascos like the the district's $25 million loss due to the...

The state cleared the way Tuesday for Spartanburg Community College and the county to finalize a deal for a new downtown college campus. The S.C. State Budget and Control Board issued final approval Tuesday for the college’s purchase of the Evans Building on South Dean Street from the county....

They are student government leaders, high school athletes and academic achievers, but they are not United States citizens because their parents brought them here illegally. "Every year to see them. They have spent their entire educational life here, but when they graduate, they reach a road...

The Peralta Community College District will scrap months of work and conduct a second search for a chancellor, trustees decided Tuesday night. The board made the unanimous decision after employees complained they had not been adequately included in the nationwide search, much of which took place...

Pay raises for community college employees in Dallas County were an early casualty of the latest round of state budget cuts. Officials said Wednesday that a $325 raise for nearly 3,300 employees of the Dallas County Community College District has been scrapped because of state leaders' edict...

Lane Community College has pulled the plug on a noncredit winter course entitled “What is Islam?” after learning about some of the controversial political views of the course’s instructor, Eugene resident Barry Sommer. Sommer has given talks at the Pacifica Forum, a discussion group forced...

Leaders of Maryland's 16 community colleges pledged Friday to increase the number of degrees they award by nearly two-thirds by 2025, part of a state and national movement to raise the college completion rate. The "Promise to Act," signed by the presidents of all 16 colleges and announced at a...

LAS VEGAS - The gambling economy here has crapped out, but at the swelling community college, workers are in the grip of new aspirations. In one small anatomy lab, there's a craps dealer training to become an anesthetist, a cocktail waitress who wants to be a dental hygienist, and a former...

The Connecticut Community College trustees held a preliminary discussion Tuesday of a possible tuition increase of 2.5 percent increase for the next academic year and 2.3 percent for the following year. However, the trustees aren't expected to make a decision on a tuition increase until the...

Full-time faculty members at Cuyahoga Community College have overwhelmingly voted "no confidence" in the leadership of President Jerry Sue Thornton. But regardless of the vote announced Tuesday, Thornton expects to continue running the college, which has about 32,000 students on its three...

University of Texas System regents voted unanimously Wednesday to end a 20-year-old partnership between UT-Brownsville and Texas Southmost College. The university and the community college, which share a campus in Brownsville, have differed on questions of governance, admissions, finance and...

Grand Rapids Community College officials say they have done a good job adding minority employees over the years, but need to do better to approach the diversity of the student population. The number of minority employees is down slightly from 2001, dropping from 18.9 percent of 634 employees to...

An “overall restructuring” of Northland Community & Technical College will soon phase out the school’s automotive service technology program in East Grand Forks, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Kent Hanson said. He met with a few dozen students on Wednesday to explain the...

Peralta Community College District leaders are running into significant opposition to their attempts to buy Oakland's historic, but decrepit, Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center. The Oakland-based college district is considering whether it could afford both the purchase price, which could top $10...

Two groups of Arizona community colleges are organizing to bid for $35 million grants the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is offering to help more students complete their studies. The Completion by Design grant program targets nine states with large numbers of community colleges and large...

Bunker Hill Community College will dedicate its new Veterans Center in a ceremony at noon, Wednesday, November 17, 2010, in the main lobby at the Charlestown Campus. Since the passage of the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (also known as the "Post-9/11 GI Bill"), the number of...

Bonded by their common interests, a growing number of veterans at Elgin Community College recently formed a new club at the school: Military Branches United. But what is new is really old. Not only have veterans had a presence at the college before, they have been a major factor in its...

Former Glendale Community College student and comedic writer Dan Harmon returned this week to the campus that inspired his popular NBC television show "Community," screening an un-aired episode and encouraging students to "follow your laziness." In a casual forum that could be best described as...

Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast is now offering accelerated degree programs in Healthcare Support, General Studies, and Business Administration. The Accelerated Associate Degree Program (AADP) is a three-year pilot project funded by Lumina Foundation, Indiana Commission for Higher Education,...

Hinds Community College must pay a former professor $345,020 after a federal jury found she had been the victim of workplace retaliation. Renee Summers-Akers, who taught at Hinds from 1982 until her retirement this spring, alleged she was passed over for a promotion in 2006 because she had...

The new nursing school at Northwest Connecticut Community College serves not only as an opportunity for students and hospitals in northwestern Connecticut, but also the realization of president Barbara Douglass’s vision. “The highlight today was introducing the students,” said Douglass....

Workers interested in "green" jobs have a new place to get training. On Monday, Bristol Community College showcased The Green Center at 1082 Davol St., a new facility for training Southeastern Massachusetts' work force for jobs in home weatherization, energy auditing, solar power and other...

New Hampshire Community College officials are reviewing the “appropriate workload” for adjunct professors, which means reduced hours for some part-time community college faculty in Nashua. “There are best practices that govern what the workload should be for adjunct faculty,” said...

A scathing new report is questioning the effectiveness of remedial education in California's 112 community colleges. The report says remedial education must improve drastically if the nation is to meet President Barack Obama's goal of substantially boosting college completion rates by 2020....

The local community college district's service workers union is urging voters to reject Measure E, the parcel tax that proponents say would raise much needed money for Foothill and De Anza colleges. "The district has a history of overspending," said Leo Contreras, president of Chapter 96 of the...

As the dwindling days of the election season bring debates and ads crackling with nastiness, Grand Rapids Community College leaders say they’re hoping to create an oasis of civility. Starting this week, every staff member will have a copy of P.M. Forni’s book “Choosing Civility,” and...

W. Darryl Harrison, president of Gadsden State Community College, announced Tuesday he is resigning from the college. In an e-mail sent to GSCC employees Tuesday afternoon, Harrison said he tendered his resignation for family reasons. “I have appreciated your support, your prayers and your...

Kellogg Community College on Wednesday took a step forward on creating its own police department. The college hopes to create a blended police department, with one on-staff, fully certified police officer working with KCC's existing contracted security company to patrol all KCC campuses. But...

For some people, even the bottom rung of the ladder of success is far out of reach. Making that first rung accessible to more people is the goal of a $9.5 million Health Profession Opportunity grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that has been awarded to Central Community...

Full-time faculty at Grand Rapids Community College are speaking out against the school's rapid growth and the president's management and hiring strategy, specifically that part-time faculty now teach more classes than they do. Faculty union leaders say they've become disenchanted with President...

The Laramie County Community College Board of Trustees is expected to adopt a format for a discussion of campus morale at its Wednesday meeting. LCCC Board of Trustees Chairwoman Brenda Lyttle has developed two more possible formats for the discussion. The original draft format came under...

The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday upheld a state school board policy that prohibits employees of the two-year college system from serving in the Alabama Legislature. The justices ruled 8-0 that the policy is constitutional. They overturned a decision by a Montgomery court that the policy put a...

Quinsigamond Community College is looking to open a satellite campus in the Marlborough area, the school announced today. The Worcester college hopes to shorten the distance for this area’s students, said president Gail Carberry. The school also needs additional classroom and laboratory...

The former president of Sussex County Community College was illegally terminated from her job last spring at a meeting that resembled a "witch hunt," according to an amended lawsuit pending against college officials. "(The) public meeting more resembled a 1950s-style McCarthy witch hunt than a...

Fresh off the first ever White House Summit on Community College — spearheaded by Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and attended by the likes of President Barack Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Melinda Gates — El Paso Community College President Richard Rhodes senses a...

Metro Community College and the state’s other two-year schools have agreed how to divvy up state money, a deal seemingly ending a years-long feud that prompted lawsuits, legislative frustration and loads of ill will. The deal helps Metro, which should receive about $4 million more in state...

The TSC Board of Trustees will decide this week whether to approve a new partnership agreement between Texas Southmost College and the University of Texas System. The draft of the new agreement released late last month has drawn fire from some TSC and UTB officials and city residents who say the...

It looks like a Starbuck’s, or a pricey bed-and-breakfast. The furniture, the brick walls, the arched windows opening to a tree-lined courtyard – nothing about this scene evokes perhaps the shabbiest of all public spaces: the student lounge. So when Springfield Technical Community...

The faculty political action committee for Maricopa Community Colleges has launched a campaign opposing the re-election of controversial board member Jerry Walker. Walker is up for re-election on Nov. 2 in a District 2 race against Dana Saar, a member of the Fountain Hills Unified School...

A young female server pours coffee, holding a saucer at the lip of the cup to ensure no splashing. A group of fellow servers lines the wall, arms behind their backs in military fashion, keeping tabs on their tables. “Hello, sir, is everything to your liking today?” another young host asks a...

A Baltimore developer is donating his rights to the Rainbow Centre mall for Niagara County Community College's culinary institute, a bequest that would bring back life to the long-shuttered mall and could serve as a catalyst for more Niagara Falls development. The donation from David S. Cordish,...

In this windowless classroom, with cinder-block walls and fluorescent lighting, it could be any time of day, but the wide yawns, drooping eyelids and giant urn of free coffee suggest that this is no ordinary college class. Welcome to Bunker Hill Community College instructor Charles Daniel's...

Mount Wachusett Community College stills draws many of its 4,500 students from the area, but with expanded interest in some of the majors it offers, the school is looking at building a 100-room dormitory. Edward Terceiro Jr. told members of the City Council Finance Committee yesterday that...

Monroe Community College Board of Trustees member John Parrinello blasted city officials Friday because they won't let MCC locate a new downtown campus on part of the former Midtown Plaza site. Parrinello made his comments after leaving a special closed-door session of the MCC board convened to...

The Texas Association of Community Colleges on Tuesday accused the University of Texas of siphoning money from programs that support community colleges into UT’s College of Education. In a complaint filed with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the TACC challenged a plan to reassign the...

Two political newcomers and a campaign veteran will face off in November against a pair of incumbent trustees in the Contra Costa Community College District. Incumbent Sheila Grilli, of Martinez, is being challenged by Martinez resident Evelyn Centeno and Bay Point resident Greg Enholm, who lost...

What began in 1970 as a one-building community college in Columbia — a structure that housed everything from administrative offices to a library to a cafeteria — has grown into a sprawling campus and cultural magnet that draws nearly one out of every four Howard County high school...

Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) today broke ground for the next project on the college campus – the 1,000-seat Performing Arts Theater. OCCC President, Paul Sechrist, members of the Board of Regents, Theater Campaign committee members, Oklahoma City Council men and women, OCCC students,...

Illinois Valley Community College students and members of the public packed a meeting room on campus to hear a presentation on immigration reform. The college hosted Chicago-area immigration attorney Sara Dady who gave a presentation to argue in favor of the DREAM Act, against Arizona’s...

Solano Community College (SCC) has recently decided to team up with Sonoma State University to offer a new bachelor's degree completion program. This program will take place on the Vallejo campus starting in the spring 2011 semester. The program will give students working towards a Bachelor...

After nearly a year of discussing the possibility of establishing a site in Warren, Eastern Gateway Community College officials made those plans official Wednesday when they agreed to rent space at the Atrium Building in downtown Warren. The community college's Board of Trustees approved an...

During her 39-year-career at the Community College of Denver, Yvonne Frye touched the lives of tens of thousands of students, faculty said. Frye, 62, the longest-tenured teacher at the college, died early this morning in a two-car crash in Denver. "The woman had a heart of gold — she touched...

A long-stalled project to bring a library and community college to Owings Mills appears to be back on track. The Baltimore County Council is expected to review contracts for the facilities this month, Councilman Kevin Kamenetz said Wednesday. Developer David S. Brown Enterprises had agreed to...

President Barack Obama said community colleges are the “unsung heroes” of the U.S. education system and play a crucial role in training American workers to compete in the global economy. Education is the key to future economic growth and the U.S. is falling behind other nations in the number...

Keiser University, a regional for-profit college, has filed suit against Florida State College at Jacksonville President Steven Wallace and one of his top administrators, saying they tried to sully the school’s image by colluding with detractors of for-profit colleges. The crux of Keiser’s...

The vast majority of Americans feel it is better for some students to go to community college instead of a four-year school, according to a new poll by The Associated Press and Stanford University released Tuesday. Respondents rated community colleges as excellent or good at nearly the same rate...

President Barack Obama is turning the education spotlight on community colleges, enlisting career teacher Jill Biden to preside over the first White House summit on the system of schools he's counting on to help produce an additional 8 million graduates by 2020. While providing millions of...

The Maricopa County Community College District has spent $37,000 investigating six complaints filed against governing board member Jerry Walker since 2005 regarding offensive comments he made, according to records released by the district. Five district employees and one student filed the...

When St. Johns River Community College President Joe Pickens said he wanted to move the college forward, the addition of baccalaureate degrees and transfer agreements were merely the beginning of his five-year plan. With his vision for the college including an environment that promotes and...

On the eve of the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Monday will announce a $34.8 million, five-year commitment to raise stagnant completion rates in the nation's two-year public institutions. Lagging completion rates in two-year colleges...

California’s budget stalemate has forced the state’s community colleges to borrow money and lose out on funding that would go toward offering much-needed classes, college officials said this week. “In the months since the state budget deadlock began, California community colleges have...

As part of efforts to address record-high levels of long-term unemployment, President Obama plans to announce a new national public-private partnership on Monday to help retrain workers for jobs that are in demand. The national program is a response to frustrations from both workers and...

A Green River Community College instructor is expected to be charged with voyeurism after a female student said he hid a camera in a women's dressing room while she changed her clothes, according to a probable-cause document from the Auburn Police Department. Gary K. Taylor, 71, is a drama...

A year-old aviation maintenance education program at the Sussex County Airport will get a chance to spread its wings a bit more, thanks to support from Sussex County that will help provide new opportunities for residents and boost the local economy. County Council, at its Tuesday, Sept. 28,...

Riverside construction magnate Henry W. Coil Jr. is donating $5 million to the Riverside Community College District to fund programs at a new school for the arts that will be named in honor of Coil's parents. It is by far the largest private gift in the district's history. It was a banner...

Three Montana tribal colleges are among eight nationwide to receive part of $6.3 million in funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a news release from the HUD public affairs office. Stone Child College, Fort Peck Community College and Salish Kootenai College...

Community college students who graduate with a C average or better will be guaranteed admission to California State University as juniors beginning next fall under a bill the governor signed Wednesday. That guarantee "is a monumental step forward for California's higher education system," Gov....

Northern Virginia Community College will be part of a $15 million, nationwide initiative announced Wednesday to give adults the chance to complete degrees they started but did not finish. An estimated 37 million U.S. adults fall into the nebulous category of educational attainment commonly...

Answering a call from the Lewiston-Auburn business community, Southern New Hampshire University is planning to offer a master of business administration degree in January at Central Maine Community College, a first for the area. The area has needed an MBA program for more than 10 years,...

With only 2 percent of Promise scholarship money going to the state's community and technical colleges, their chancellor is advocating a new scholarship program for students interested in their more job-focused programs. Of the nearly $40 million a year spent by the state on Promise...

The economic downturn might have temporarily cooled the demand for nurses, but St. John's College, the nursing school across the street from St. John's Hospital in Springfield, is making plans for major expansion. In the long term, the need for registered nurses "is not going to lessen any,"...

Jill Biden, educator and wife of Vice President Joe Biden, visited Anne Arundel Community College on Wednesday to offer support for the institutions she calls "one of America's best-kept secrets" and announce the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges, slated for Oct. 5. "The...

Community colleges could offer four-year degrees in nursing, under legislation passed by the House and now headed to the Senate, where the state's 15 universities hope to block it. Four-year degrees also could be obtained at community colleges in culinary arts and maritime and cement...

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Jill, will convene the first-ever White House summit on community colleges on Oct. 5. President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to lead the world in awarding college degrees by 2020, and he's counting on community colleges to help meet that...

More seniors and homeowners with disabilities are likely to be exempt from Austin Community College District taxes, thanks to a change this week in the exemption threshold. The ACC Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to increase the property tax exemption to homes with $115,000 value, up from...

Hudson County Community College officials and elected officials unveiled plans yesterday for the new 92,000-square-foot North Hudson Higher Education Center at Kennedy Boulevard and 49th Street in Union City, according to today’s Jersey Journal. The $28 million project, slated for completion...

After years of talking about it, planning for it and working out the kinks, the Western Piedmont Community College Emergency Services Training Center is officially open. Leaders from the county, Western Piedmont Community College, firefighters and instructors dedicated the center on Tuesday....

The debate over the financing for a new Tannersville campus for Northampton Community College, which has roiled Monroe County's commissioners for much of the summer, exposes two different perspectives and philosophies: one is based in trust and the other in skepticism. Commissioners' Chairwoman...

On this Labor Day weekend, the unemployment rate is anchored near 10 percent, and experts of all stripes are trying to figure out how to create more jobs. There's consensus that community colleges help retrain workers for 21st century tasks and provide students the skills that employers...

This is the time of year Inver Hills Community College Vice President Barbara Read stands in the door of the admissions office and greets a new student with a four-word question: "What is your goal?" The question goes to the heart of the college's five-year-old "Finish What You Start" effort to...

Lucille Jordan recalled a conversation she had with a librarian just as New Hampshire Community Technical College was wrapping up construction on a $1.7 million project, completely renovating the library and quadrupling it in size. Jordan said the staff member was concerned the finished product...

BEYOND “green-collar” jobs, like retrofitting a home to conserve energy or helping build a wind farm, an energy-conscious economy will need a new generation of environmentally smart managers, and that’s where community colleges are stepping up with new courses and degree programs. The...

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the Maricopa County Community College District on Monday, accusing it of discrimination for requiring extra paperwork from new employees who were not U.S. citizens. The suit claims that at least 247 newly hired employees who were not...

Gulf Coast Community College could soon have a new name. In January the school begins offering four-year Applied Science degrees in Technology Management and some feel Gulf Coast's name should reflect that addition. So college officials are beginning the name change exploration process. Gulf...

Downtown Joliet would be a changed place if Joliet Junior College moves forward with its plans for a 10-story, modernistic building that would make room for hundreds of new students. One preservationist likened the JJC plan to the redesign of Soldier Field, combining the old with the new with...

Sean Daly's friends in Potomac spend their summer days planning their summer nights, savoring three months of freedom from the college grind. But Daly returned home from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and headed straight to the local community college for more classes. Community...

A group made a pitch to the Cabrillo College board Monday to bring back Chinese language classes. That pitch included a pledge from one of the county's prominent businessmen, George Ow, to help fund the classes. The Aptos community college dropped the two Chinese language classes it had...

Alissa Dimock gazes into her laptop and studies a litigation lesson from Los Angeles Mission College – all in the comfort of her South Pasadena bedroom. Dimock has never met her professor. She's also never sat in his class or set eyes on her fellow paralegal students. Instead, her studies...

North Shore Community College in Danvers this fall is adding a new service to a women’s transitional education program. Through a two-year, $6,000 Essex County Community Foundation Grant, the school will train and hire a student mentor for the Women in Transition program, a part-time...

Mayor Daley said Tuesday he wants to close the “open-door” admissions policy at Chicago City Colleges, arguing that remedial classes for students who can’t cut it carry a $30 million price tag the system cannot afford. “When young people enroll in a college, what background do they have?...

As many as 24,000 Broward College summer school students were put at risk of identity theft after an ``inadvertent exposure'' of their personal information during a computer upgrade, officials said Tuesday. For five days in late May and early June, students' information was on the Web,...

Butte College, located in Northern California and resting on a 928-acre wildlife refuge, has been recognized over the last few years as a national community college leader in sustainability. By May 2011, the college will move to the head of its class—as the only college in the nation that is grid...

Democrat John Hickenlooper picked the president of Colorado State University-Pueblo as his running mate in the governor's race Thursday. Joe Garcia has led CSU's Pueblo campus since 2006. Hickenlooper, speaking in front of his campaign headquarters, said he was attracted to Garcia's personal...

Washtenaw Community College President Larry Whitworth has been campaigning for a change in Lansing that would allow new community college employees to opt out of the state’s ailing public school employee retirement system. The roughly $35 billion retirement system that enrolls about 450,000...

Leaders at the City Colleges of Chicago are considering overhauling the education system's "open-door" admissions policy, including possibly rejecting high school graduates who don't meet minimum standards to do college work. Those students, City Colleges' new chancellor and new board chairman...

After 17 years as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City Community College, Michael Talkington will not be in the classroom this semester. The decision is his own, he said, though it came after a student in the spring complained Talkington "glossed over” evolution and instead taught creationism...

It's official! Administrators, faculty and staff are celebrating a new era at St. Johns River Community College after nearly two years of planning and research. The College has been granted final approval to offer its first two baccalaureate degrees from the Southern Association of Colleges and...

Three sites are on the short list for Monroe Community College's new $72 million downtown campus. One of these sites — part of a seven-acre parking lot owned by Eastman Kodak Co., along State Street near its headquarters — presents a problem: Kodak says it needs the lot for parking. The...

Jackson Community College students will get nearly twice as much scholarship money from the college's foundation during the upcoming academic year. Scholarships totaling $392,000 are available, said Jason Valente, executive director of the JCC Foundation, compared to the $200,000 that typically...

Larry Stephenson graduated high school in the bottom fourth of his high school class. He struggled during those years, and when the time for college arose, he chose Wenatchee Valley College, a two-year college in Washington. Those two years transformed Stephenson’s attitude toward learning —...

A record number of students are expected to transfer to UC San Diego this fall — primarily from California community colleges — helping to diversify the student population at the La Jolla campus. “We deliberately made the decision and are trying to increase the number of transfer students...

Des Moines Area Community College will begin offering textbook rental services at the six DMACC campus bookstores this fall. Rent-A-Text will offer a savings that represent 50 percent or more off the price of new textbooks. “DMACC is committed to offering students an affordable...

 

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