Meet Cierra Grove
As a child, Cierra Grove had a dream of becoming a meteorologist, but big dreams seemed unattainable until she enrolled at SFCC in 2020. At SFCC, Cierra discovered a passion for biology with a particular interest in the study of human disease and epigenics. She will complete her Biology Direct Transfer Agreement degree in Spring 2023 and then transfer to WSU to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Genetics and Cell Biology. Her goals include graduate school and a career in research. She is a true example of how community colleges change lives and make the impossible possible.
Legislative Priority: Expand Opportunity for Students and Employers
Fully funding our budget requests will have real returns for students like Cierra Grove and for the communities and employers in our area. Students will learn from competitively-paid experts who choose to work at Spokane Falls Community College rather than pursue higher paying positions with private employers or K-12 schools. Our students will train for careers in robust workforce programs, with modern equipment and learning spaces that mirror their future work environments. We will be able to expand technology to bring a college education to more people in more ways. And, all our students will benefit from an inclusive environment where they are valued, supported and equipped to reach their goals.
Spokane Falls Community College will also receive funding to operate and maintain existing facilities and to design and build its Teaching and Learning Commons.
- Total headcount: 5,751
- Total full-time equivalent (FTE): 3,181
- Full-time: 62%
- Part-time: 38%
- Students of color: 26%
Operating Budget Estimate
If the system’s operating budget request of $353 million is fully funded, Community Colleges of Spokane will receive approximately $18.6 million in additional funding.
Capital Budget Estimate
If the system’s request is fully funded, Spokane Falls Community College will receive approximately $6,561,000 for operation, maintenance, infrastructure, repairs and minor improvements of its existing facilities plus a portion of the district allocation of $2,248,000 for routine facility operation, and $52,018,000 for design and construction of the Teaching and Learning Commons.
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