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Join your host, Dr. Susan Gardner and Michael Simon, Manager Office of the President and Board of Trustees at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan for an in-depth conversation regarding how community colleges impact economically challenged urban areas. From community involvement and board relations to legislative affairs at the municipal and state levels and workforce development--Susan and Michael will be talking about how community colleges change and impact the counties and states where they are located.
Dr. Susan Gardner, host of Community College Now discusses student engagement at the community college challenges and opportunities. Her guest is Chris Conzen, Director of Campus Activities and Student Leadership at Suffolk County Community College (NY)
Christopher Conzen is the Director of Campus Activities and Student Leadership Development at Suffolk County Community College’s Eastern Campus, where he has been for the past 7 years. Under Chris’ supervision are campus activities and programs, orientation, leadership development, recreation, campus reservations, Federal Work Study, and student center management. Christopher is a doctoral candidate in Higher Education Administration at Nova Southeastern University. Christopher earned his M.Ed. in College Student Personnel from the University of Maryland College Park and his BA in Social Work from The Catholic University of America. Christopher has been a directorate member of the ACPA Commission for Student Development in the Two Year College and is currently the chair of a joint task force through ACPA and NASPA exploring student involvement in the community college. In addition, Christopher will serve as the chair for the NASPA Region II conference in June. Christopher’s interests are in the use of technology in higher education, leadership development, and student success initiatives in the community college sector.
On today's show, Dr. Susan Gardner, host of Community College Now interviews Dr. Sarah Beasly, Director of Academic Initiatives, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commision on best practices to serve the adult learner.
Dr. Sarah Beasl ey is the Director of Statewide Academic Initiatives for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. A native West
Virginian, Dr. Beasley holds a B.A. in Psychology from Harvard College, an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College.
Join Dr. Susan Gardner and her guest Dr. Paulette Dalpes, Deputy to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Chief of Staff City University of New York as they explore how colleges are serving first generation, low income and underrepresented students.
Paulette Dalpes, Ed.D.
Paulette Dalpes is the Deputy to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the City University of New York, the nation's largest urban public university, serving 540,000 students – more than 271,000 degree-credit students and nearly 270,000 in adult, continuing and professional education — at 24 institutions in New York City. Prior to this position, Dr. Dalpes was the Senior Student Affairs Officer at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, New York. In this capacity, she was instrumental in building programs for students with disabilities, Veteran students, male students of color, as well as advancing the development of the Counseling, Student Life, Athletics, Access Ability Services, Veteran’s Affairs and Student Conduct offices. Dr. Dalpes also worked at Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, Massachusetts as the Director of Academic Support. Her background includes facilitating federally funded TRiO grant programs; training and development on issues of diversity and inclusion; and work in residential life at large universities. She has an abiding respect for and commitment to community colleges and the mission of educational access especially for students who are low-income and first-generation to college. Dr. Dalpes has taught as an adjunct or guest lecturer at Holyoke Community College; the University of Massachusetts; and the University of Kwazulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.
EDUCATIONAL TRENDS ,THE BLUEPRINT FOR EXCELLENCE AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE TEACHER EDUCATION
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Another show with my good friends at NACCTEP and a great preview of their conference later this week in Boston. Executive Director Kim Tobey is our guest.
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On January 8, President Obama announced a proposal to make the first two years of community college “free for everybody who is willing to work for it,” with states providing a quarter of the funding and the remaining cost covered by the federal government. Can anybody tell me how is offering free community college is going to close the gap the US has with other countries like China, India, and Japan. The last time I checked there are ways to get a free college education...isn't it called scholarships, grants, and work study. When I was in high school with dreams of going to college, I had every opportunity to apply for scholarships to go to college for free. Now I did not take advantage of the opportunity I had to get all the free money that was available. That was on me and I have never complained about the choices I made. Supposedly, this plan is suppose to help the middle class with access to higher education. There is not a middle class family I know who pushes their children to go to community college. Once again the President is coming up with these policies that does not benefit anybody. Plus race pimp Al is back in the news wanting to call a meeting to address all white Oscar nominees, Mike Huckabee wants to criticize the Obamas for letting their children listed to Beyonce and there are several stories I have read about liberals continuing to sissify the US.
Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live will discuss President Barack Obama’s proposal America’s College Promise which if approved by Congress would provide free community college education to nearly 9 million students. Dr. Robinson’s guests are Dr. Susan Gardner, Assistant Dean School of Pharmacy at the University of Charleston and Reginald (Reggie) N. Nichols has been a higher education professional for 18 years as an admissions officer and academic counselor.
Bio: Susan Gardner has more than 17 years of higher education experience in academic and student affairs. She has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the areas of communications, social science, and leadership. Past experiences include serving as a community college vice president where she oversaw student affairs and enrollment. Prior to her community college experience, Gardner served as assistant dean of students at the University of Charleston (UC). Recently she returned to UC and its School of Pharmacy where she is as an assistant professor and assistant dean for professional and student affairs. Gardner earned her BA from Oakland University, MA from Central Michigan University, and PhD from Capella University. She lives in Charleston, WV with her husband and two daughters.
Bio: Reginald (Reggie) N. Nichols has been a higher education professional for 18 years as an admissions officer and academic counselor. His previous careers have been in human services and banking. Reggie has dedicated his career to helping at risk, first generation and multicultural students map out their educational, career and financial paths.
Many believe in the myth of looking for college money only to find that the funding process doesn't work that way.Jeff Taylor will address this issue along with next step strategies that assist in identfying money and properly planning for college. Jeff can be reached at 248-230-9668 or visit his website at www.tuitionreductionplan.com.
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