News Links | October 20, 2022
System News | Opinion
After a 46-year career in educational leadership, Christine Johnson, chancellor and
CEO of Community Colleges of Spokane, has announced she will retire at the end of this year. Johnson, now 68, grew up
on a cattle ranch near Hachita, a rural town on the southwest corner of New Mexico.
Spokane Journal of Business, Oct. 20, 2022
… Thanks to a state grant awarded at the end of 2021, [Renton Technical College] was able to establish a “Wellbriety Center” on campus, where students in recovery
could go for sober social events, a library of books on addiction, naloxone kits and
fentanyl testing strips.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 19, 2022
Edmonds College receives renewal of $200K grant for expanding program that services students with disabilities
Edmonds College received a $200,000 renewal of a grant that will help fund the college’s Pursuit
Lab, which provides college access and services that include job-readiness training
for students aged 16-21 with documented disabilities.
My Edmonds News, Oct. 19, 2022
... Launched in September 2019, the Follow the Supply Chain Study Abroad Program held
its fourth year with its second trip to Vietnam from Sept. 8-19 thanks to a partnership
with the Highline College-based Center of Excellence for Global Trade and Supply Chain
Management, Highline College, North Seattle College, Tacoma Community College and Wenatchee Valley College.
Kent Reporter, Oct. 19, 2022
Trends | Horizons | Education
Overall undergraduate enrollment continued to decline by -1.1% this fall compared
to 2021, but community colleges were unique in seeing an increase among freshmen,
according to the latest research by the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) Research
Community College Daily, Oct. 20, 2022
Many community colleges now offer some type of program to help students who struggle
with food insecurity, from opening simple food pantries on campuses to more sophisticated
efforts, such as free breakfast and farmers markets.
Community College Daily, Oct. 19, 2022
Needle-disposal boxes in bathrooms on college campuses provide a safe and private
receptacle where students who take injectable medications can discard their used needles.
Inside Higher Ed, Oct. 18, 2022
Politics | Local, State, National
President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness program. announced in August, will
cancel up to $20,000 in debt per borrower. The application process is now open, and
the administration says the forms should take five minutes to complete.
PBS News Hour, Oct. 18, 2022