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The Future of American Colleges

7/12/2011 3:21 pm

What does it mean to be college-ready, and is there consensus about that among faculty and staff at American colleges? How can community colleges be better-equipped to help their students with workplace development? How will new educational technologies change the future of the American college?

These questions and more are addressed in “Eight Important Questions for Eleven Community College Leaders: An Exploration of Community College Issues, Trends & Strategies.”

Strong, thriving technical and community colleges are a critical component of our higher education system, and WGU has a close relationship with many colleges nationwide. As part of our commitment to driving innovation in higher education, we supported this important new study, which asks 11 leaders from the community college community to share their insights into the biggest issues facing their industry.

The interviews were conducted by George Lorenzo, editor-in-chief of the SOURCE on Community College Issues, Trends & Strategies. Thank you to the thought leaders who participated in this study by agreeing to be interviewed:

  • Donald Cameron, President of Guilford Technical Community College
  • Gerardo de los Santos, President and CEO of the League for Innovation
  • Ed Gould, Superintendent and President of Imperial Valley College
  • Lee Lambert, President of Shoreline Community College
  • Wright Lassiter, Chancellor, Dallas County Community College District
  • Mark Milliron, Deputy Director for Postsecondary Improvement with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Terry O’Banion, President Emeritus and Senior League Fellow
  • John Roueche, Professor and Director, Sid W. Richardson Regents Chair in Community College Leadership, University of Texas at Austin Community
  • Sandy Shugart, President of Valencia Community College
  • Thomas Snyder, President of Ivy Tech Community College
  • Linda Thor, Chancellor, Foothill-DeAnza Community College District
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