Webinar: Strengthening Rural Community Colleges

Thursday, October 29, 2020
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Dr. Manuel Gonzalez

Over the past 18 months, the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has conducted a comprehensive assessment of the needs of rural community colleges throughout the country. According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are over 260 rural community colleges in the United States that educate nearly 670,000 students a year. In addition to offering educational opportunities and vocational training, community colleges often represent the largest employer in their communities. In order to best serve these colleges and their students, it is critical that we understand their successes and their challenges, and develop policy solutions to support rural institutions and their communities in achieving academic and economic prosperity. During this webinar, Jee Hang Lee and Rachel Rush-Marlowe from ACCT will provide context for this work and share preliminary findings based off their stakeholder interviews and surveys.