News Links | January 20, 2022
System News | Opinion
Wenatchee Valley College’s longtime president, Jim Richardson, will soon enter the retirement phase of his life.
The esteemed administrator has spent the last 45 years of his career in higher education;
17 of them were spent as president of Wenatchee’s local college. Richardson announced
his retirement at Wednesday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Richardson will retire on
June 30, 2022.
iFiber One, Jan. 19, 2022
KGMI’s Joe Teehan talks to local writer Matthew Thuney about a new course at Whatcom Community College covering the history of UFO sightings. [Audio]
KGMI, Jan. 19, 2022
Darrell Cain is the top choice for interim president by the Everett Community College Board of Trustees. On Tuesday, the board unanimously voted to hire him to lead over
18,000 students and about 300 employees at the college. Cain is president of Pierce College Puyallup, a wing of the Pierce College system with about 7,000 students.
Everett Herald, Jan. 18, 2021
... One of the barriers students may face with Running Start is the nearest institution
offering the program is 20 miles from Yelm. The new program allows students to earn
an associate’s degree from South Puget Sound Community College ostensibly without the student ever stepping foot on its campus.
Nisqually Valley News, Jan. 18, 2022
... Dr. Amit B. Singh, Edmonds College president adds, “We proudly welcome Christian Paige to our college to honor the legacy
of Dr. Martin Luther King. The poetry of Mr. Paige continues to reinforce Dr. King’s
message of change. I remain hopeful that working together, listening and learning
from each other will bring about the change we all want and need to continue building
a community where everyone is welcome.”
My Edmonds News, Jan. 18, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
Community colleges have been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic for the past two
years. The pivot to virtual learning was driven by necessity, but community colleges
were not strangers to online learning. Pre-pandemic, community colleges had growing
online enrollments ...
Community College Daily, Jan. 20, 2022
In updated guidance released Wednesday, the American College Health Association recommended
that students who test positive for COVID-19 not leave isolation until they receive
a negative rapid antigen test—a departure from the latest CDC guidelines, which lowered
the recommended quarantine period from 10 to five days and do not require a negative
antigen test to end isolation.
Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 20, 2022
The changing needs of the modern American workforce will require continuous training
among current and future employees. With its open-door policy and cost-effective courses,
the community college provides opportunities for those seeking to increase or learn
Diverse Education, Jan. 20, 2022
New national data show declines in overall transfer enrollment among public two-year
college students slowed this fall to -1.5%, but there are some points of hope. The
decrease of 6,284 students transferring in the fall of 2021 adds to the more than
99,000 fewer transfers among community college students in fall 2020 — a two-year
pandemic drop of -20.4%, according to research released Wednesday by the National
Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research Center.
Community College Daily, Jan. 19, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
The Biden administration on Thursday announced funding and other initiatives to support
community colleges and their students, as well additional guidance on using previously
awarded Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds. ... The announcement includes information
about the forthcoming Supplemental Support under American Rescue Plan (SSARP) program,
which will grant $198 million to colleges and universities with the greatest unmet
need because of the pandemic.
Community College Daily, Jan. 20, 2022