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Pennsylvania Community College Leaders Express Disappointment over Proposed Funding Following 2019 Budget Address

Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges president & CEO Elizabeth Bolden and leaders from Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges today expressed disappointment that the 2019-20 fiscal year budget proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf does not provide an operating or capital funding increase for the colleges. “No increase was proposed for community colleges, despite being the largest provider […]

Website Request for Proposal

Website Revision Request for Proposal January 28, 2019 The Commission’s current website (https://pacommunitycolleges.org/) was developed by a Pennsylvania-based firm using the WordPress content management system. The Commission is exploring a reskin the website homepage, updated site functionality and the creation of a call to action. Objectives, project specifications, scope of work, deliverables and more are […]

Statement on PA State System of Higher Education Chancellor

“Each year, nearly 8,000 community college students across the Commonwealth transfer to a state system university to continue their education, so it is imperative that Pennsylvania has a robust four-year public university system with strong leadership. That’s why we’re pleased that the state system has selected Dan Greenstein to fill the role of Chancellor for […]

Community College Partnerships Offer Opportunities to High School Students

By Margaret Anderson, Promotions Writer at Community College of Allegheny County Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and Penn Hills School District have partnered to offer high school students an opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school. The College in High School (CIHS) program offers an alternative to the traditional method of […]

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 […]

Pennsylvania Community Colleges Celebrate Community College Completion Challenge Week

The Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges held a press conference at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College today to celebrate Pennsylvania’s third “Pennsylvania Community College Completion Challenge (PAC4) Week,” observed from October 16-20.