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News Links | February 10, 2022

February 10, 2022 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Pierce College leadership transitions

With the impending departure of Darrell L. Cain, Ph.D. Pierce College Puyallup president, who is leaving to become interim president at Everett Community College, chancellor and CEO Michele L. Johnson, Ph.D. has appointed Matthew A. Campbell, Ed.D. to serve as the interim president of Pierce College Puyallup.  
Tacoma Weekly, Feb. 8, 2022

Is my high school student ready for Running Start? Decision made easy

Many local colleges and universities offer a 'running start' program for high schoolers to earn transferable college credit. It's a big decision not only for students but also for their parents. Running Start isn't for everyone said the running start coordinator at Yakima Valley College (YVC), Hillary Emerson. 
NBC Right Now, Feb. 7, 2022

On-stage and backstage antics fill ‘Noises Off’ at Centralia College

After opening with a minimalistic drama, Centralia College’s theater season will continue with an over-the-top comedy. And that’s on purpose, said director Emmy Kreilkamp. She said it is important for her that Centralia College’s theater produces shows that start tough dialogues and make people think and also shows that bring them some happiness, especially right now.
The Chronicle, Feb. 7, 2022

In our view: Community colleges offer paths to success

Clark College and other two-year institutions can play a role in providing needed opportunities. So can various apprentice programs throughout the state as leaders work to prepare the workforce of tomorrow. “Clark is a pillar in our community, known for accessible education, training and developing our local workforce, and a wonderful place to get started,” Clark College President Karin Edwards said recently during the annual state of the school address.
The Columbian, Feb. 4, 2022

Wenatchee Valley College and Mission Ridge pair up for free perks for students

Mission Ridge and Wenatchee Valley College student recreation center are partnering for the second year to provide Wenatchee Valley College students the opportunity to hit the slopes for free. Enrolled students can request up to three free visits and each visit includes two day passes and rental gear for two.
News Radio 560 KPQ, Feb. 4, 2022

Trends | Horizons | Education

A plan to renew gainful employment

The U.S. Education Department has proposed to again impose regulations to measure the gainful employment of graduates of for-profit colleges and nondegree programs at nonprofit colleges. The proposal was made in advance of next week’s continuation of negotiated rule making on various student aid regulations.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 10, 2022

Helping single moms finish college

... Student parents are not an insignificant group; nationwide, they make up 22 percent of undergraduates, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found. That number is even higher for Black women, who are more likely to be single mothers than women of other races or ethnicities.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 10, 2022

$1M to boost your college’s brand

Lumina Foundation wants to help community colleges refine their branding in order to raise their profiles in the communities they serve. Through its Million Dollar Community College Challenge launched today, Lumina will award $1 million to one selected winner and $100,000 each to nine other colleges.
Community College Daily, Feb. 9, 2022

Lawyers discuss Covid policies, Title IX

As the Covid pandemic continues to linger, community college leaders must balance responsible public health practices with a patchwork of federal, state and local laws governing vaccine and mask mandates – while also grappling with the challenges that come with having those mandates instituted on campus.
Community College Daily, Feb. 9, 2022

Politics | Local, State, National

Supporting the advocates

Dr. Jill Biden on Monday morning gave a pep talk to the nation’s community college trustees and presidents who are in Washington, D.C., this week to chat with lawmakers about the needs of their students and colleges.
Community College Daily, Feb. 7, 2022

House approves College Transparency Act

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved an amendment to add the College Transparency Act to another bill, which the House then passed. Under the College Transparency Act, colleges would be required to collect and submit data to the Department of Education regarding student enrollment ...
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 7, 2022

Washington Watch: Promising news for short-term Pell

In a stunning substantive and political victory for community colleges, the U.S. House on Friday approved an amendment to competitiveness legislation that would establish new Pell Grant eligibility for short-term training programs and create a national postsecondary student unit record data system that the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has long supported. 
Community College Daily, Feb. 4, 2022

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