Author Archives: Carolyn Simpson

Statement on Gov. Wolf’s New Budget Secretary

Statement on Gov. Wolf’s New Budget Secretary “Governor Tom Wolf recently announced the appointment of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College alumna Jen Swails as budget secretary. She brings more than 19 years of fiscal and policy experience in state government and serves as a testament that quality education at one of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges […]

PA Commission for Community Colleges Welcomes New Communications Director

PA Commission for Community Colleges Welcomes New Communications Director HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges President & CEO Elizabeth Bolden today announced that Carolyn Simpson has joined the Commission as Director of Communications. In this role, Simpson will help advance the interests of Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges and advocate for the Commonwealth’s community colleges […]

Statement on Closure of Brightwood Career Institute

Statement on Closure of Brightwood Career Institute “All Pennsylvania community colleges are ready to assist students whose education is unfortunately disrupted by such closures,” said Elizabeth A. Bolden, President & CEO for the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges. “Community colleges are committed to increasing access to quality, affordable higher education in Pennsylvania.”

Statement on the Passing of Dr. Jerry Parker

Statement on the passing of Dr. Jerry Parker, former president of Delaware County Community College “An inspiring visionary who advanced the mission and success of community colleges in Delaware County and across the Commonwealth, Dr. Parker had a distinguished career that included leadership roles at the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges and related state organizations,” […]

Statement on Senate Resolution 6 Commission Report

Statement of the PA Commission for Community Colleges on Senate Resolution 6 Commission Report Yesterday’s SR6 report outlined serious concerns about the future of First Responders that Pennsylvania community colleges could help address. First Responder training at Pennsylvania community colleges is among the most respected in the country. Leveraging the expertise of community colleges in […]