Don’t hurt community collegesNovember 21, 2018 |
by Guocun Yang
In 2017, the state Board of Regents under President Mark Ojakian launched a dramatic Students First proposal to create a bloated system by dismantling the 12 independently accredited community colleges and replacing the college presidents with campus CEOs under the watch of three regional presidents.
Students First resulted from rising financial challenges confronting some community colleges. Instead of seeking meaningful, long-term solutions, Students First is exponentially expanding the operational expenditures at the system level and cutting resources at the campus level without actually helping the students.