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in Celebrations, Community, Community college, Donors, Equity, higher education, Partners, Scholarships, Students

Empowering Futures: The Transformative Power of Philanthropy in Community Colleges

Years ago, when times were a bit hard, I used to say to my children “It’s OK, we’re tough, we’ll get through this!” This outlook now permeates my role as a community college President who firmly believes that our sector of higher education is a miracle of resilience. We are so used to dealing with the challenge of hard times,…

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in Community, Community college, Equity, Faculty, Inspiration, Jobs, Leadership, Students, Workforce Development

Supporting Our People to Support Our Students

CCBC’s secret weapon is not dollars; it is the talent, skill and commitment of our faculty and staff. With an extraordinary can-do spirit, our people sign on year after year to support the students who walk through our doors. That is how, each year, nearly 13,000 of roughly 50,000 students achieve something important to them and their families: a degree…

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in Equity, Retention, Students

Retention in Focus . . . “Leading with Equity”

As each new academic year begins, our college community assembles for a convocation (we call it Fall Focus) to launch a new semester and a new year.  This year’s event was powered by the theme “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Focus.”  Writ large, this title translates into a universal theme “Leading with Equity,” a mantra which transcends a single event,…

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in Awards, Faculty, Inspiration, Leadership, Programs

“High Impact Practices” earns high praise

Every community college president enjoys earning bragging rights when his or her faculty or staff are rewarded with accolades for their good work in classrooms and service areas across the college.  So . . . today is my turn to brag!  The Community College of Baltimore County received the 2022 Bellwether Award in Instructional Programs and Services at the 28th…

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in Diversity, Leadership, Retention, Students

The risk that paid off

I recently had the privilege of being David Pluviose’s guest on Diverse magazine’s “In the Margins” podcast titled “The risk that paid off.”  Through a series of thoughtful questions, David gave me an opportunity to talk about the Community College of Baltimore County’s unique approach to operating and succeeding in spite of COVID-19. In our conversation, David and I ran…

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in Diversity, Equity, Leadership

Diversity: more than a buzz word

At CCBC, diversity isn’t just a buzz word or something the tenor of the times has forced us to embrace. It is an innate part of our “open door” mission. CCBC is now a minority-majority institution. We are a college that not only lives its mission, CCBC loves its mission. Although we already do more than many when it comes…

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in Community, Donors, Leadership

Charting a path to our next normal

In early July, I engaged a group of CCBC’s major donors in a virtual conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on the college.  My message was similar to those regularly shared with faculty and staff – reflecting upon how far we’ve come since shutting down due to the pandemic, where we currently are and where we hope to go as…

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