News Links | March 17, 2022
System News | Opinion
The Skagit Valley College Board of Trustees on Tuesday night selected the college’s next president. The board
chose Christopher Villa in a unanimous vote, according to a news release from the
college. ... “He brings a wealth of experience and commitment to the community college
mission,” Board of Trustees Chair Flora Perez-Lucatero said in the release. “We are
looking forward to his leadership in continuing the vision for the college.”
Skagit Valley Herald, March 16, 2022
In recognition of their high academic achievements, five Pierce College students were recently named to the All-Washington Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa,
the international honor society for two-year colleges, introduced the All-USA Academic
Team to honor students for their scholastic achievement and community and college
Suburban Times, March 16, 2022
Wenatchee Valley College has a new member on its board of trustees. She’s Phylicia Hancock Lewis of Omak,
appointed to a five-year term last month by Gov. Jay Inslee. The Omak native was a
nurse practitioner with Confluence Health for 25 years until her retirement last December,
and remains on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Nursing.
NCW Life, March 16, 2022
After months of uncertainty, Everett Community College confirmed an award-winning preschool will stay open next year. The college and Snohomish
County announced Tuesday they have an agreement to fund the Early Learning Center
through next year. The preschool has served families with low incomes for decades.
Everett Herald, March 15, 2022
Tacoma Community College (TCC) will return to an in-person, on-campus Commencement celebration this June. The college
will host two in-person Commencement ceremonies in the Building 20 Gym. ... As in
previous years, which ceremony a student attends will be based on the program they
Suburban Times, March 14, 2022
Tacoma Community College (TCC) President Ivan L. Harrell II, Ph.D., announced today in an email to the campus community
that masks will be encouraged, but not required, in most TCC spaces for spring quarter.
Masks are currently required indoors on campus. That requirement will be lifted for
the first day of spring quarter, March 28.
Suburban Times, March 13, 2022
Centralia College’s Nursing program has received full accreditation from the National League of Nursing’s
Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA). CNEA accreditation demonstrates
that Centralia College (CC)’s program has successfully passed a rigorous external
quality review process ...
The Chronicle, March 11, 2022
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) and the Board of Trustees awarded tenure to three faculty members at the Board of
Trustees meeting on March 8, 2022. Congratulations to the three faculty members on
their accomplishments and dedication to SPSCC students and the community.
Thurston Talk, March 9, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
When a student’s worries about money are impacting the ability to keep up with coursework
or other commitments, and perhaps dropping out seems like the only way out of the
financial mess, that student might confide in just about anyone on campus.
Inside Higher Ed, March 17, 2022
Accustomed to budgeting hundreds of dollars for textbooks each semester, Ana Andrade
found a nice surprise in her inbox after registering for fall 2020 classes. The simple
message from her instructor: No need to purchase the official textbook because a free
online resource is offered.
Community College Daily, March 14, 2022
Public confidence in higher education ebbed badly in the latter half of the last decade,
to judge by the steady stream of opinion polls from 2017 through 2019 that showed
Americans (especially Republicans) increasingly convinced that colleges and universities
were heading in the wrong direction, failing to prepare graduates for work and favoring
liberal views over conservative ones.
Inside Higher Ed, March 14, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
U.S. Senator Patty Murray of Washington State, chair of the Senate Health, Education,
Labor, and Pensions Committee, said, “That’s why I’m pleased to see signs the Biden
administration is considering extending the student loan payment pause ...
Inside Higher Ed, March 17, 2022
The federal government is set to give a total of more than $95 million to community
colleges across the country for technology upgrades, improved student services, new
academic programs and dozens of other projects as a part of the final fiscal year
(FY) 2022 appropriations package passed by Congress and signed into law by President
Joe Biden on Tuesday.
Community College Daily, March 16, 2022
U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona praised the recent passage of President
Joe Biden's fiscal year 2022 budget. The package includes a $400 increase in the Pell
Grant maximum to help low-income college students.
Diverse Education, March 14, 2022