Dr. Terry Calaway and Dr. Jackie Snyder: What community colleges offer - Polsky Series


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GOOD EVENING, LADIES AND
GENTLEMEN.
WELCOME TO THE POLSKY SERIES.
I AM EMILY FOWLER, I WANT TO
WELCOME YOU.
TONIGHT'S PROGRAM IS TITLED:
WHAT COMMUNITY COLLEGES OFFER,
STUDENTS, INDUSTRY AND THE
COMMUNITY AND FEATURES 2
ESTEEMED COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ADMINISTRATORS
DR. JACKIE SNYDER, CHANCELLOR
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
AND DR. TERRY CALAWAY,
PRESIDENT, JOHNSON COUNTY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE, BEFORE WE GET
STARTED I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND
EVERYONE TO TURN OFF PAGERS AND
CELL PHONES.
THANK YOU.
I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE 1 OF
THE MEMBERS JOHNSON COUNTY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF
TRUSTEES IN THE AUDIENCE
TONIGHT, DON WEISS IS HERE WITH
US.
THANKS FOR BEING HERE, DON.
THE POLSKY, PRACTICAL ENRICHMENT
SERIES IS UNDERWRITTEN BITE THE
NORMAN AND ELAINE
POLSKY FOUNDATION WITHIN THE
GREATER KANSAS COMMUNITY
CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM WITH JOHNSON
COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE,
TONIGHT'S PROGRAM IS THE THIRD
OF 7 WE'RE GOING TO DO IN 2009
AND THIS IS OUR FIFTH YEAR.
THESE ARE NOT BEING OFFERED
ANYWHERE ELSE AND WE HOPE YOU
WILL LEARN SOMETHING TONIGHT YOU
DIDN'T KNOW WHEN YOU GOT HERE.
OUR EVENING WOULD NOT BE
POSSIBLE WITHOUT NORM ALAN AND
ELAINE POLSKY FOR WHICH THE
THEATER AND THE SERIES ARE
NAMED, TO OUR KANSAS CITY, AND
THE NATION IS LEGENDARY AND I
WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE
OPPORTUNITY TO SAY THANK YOU TO
NORMAN AND ELAINE POLSKY.
[ APPLAUSE ]
NOW I'D LIKE TO TAKE YOU THROUGH
TONIGHT'S PACKET WHICH YOU WERE
HANDED AS YOU CAME IN TONIGHT
AND THIS WILL HELP YOU REMEMBER
WHAT YOU HEAR DURING THE
PROGRAM.
SO WE HOPE YOU'LL TAKE IT HOME
AND SHARE THESE GOOD PRINCIPLES
WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
SO ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE
PACKET, WE'RE STARTING OFF WITH
AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF OUR NEXT
PROGRAM ON THE SERIES, WHICH
WILL FEATURE ADAM BOLD FOUNDER
OF THE MUTUAL FUND STORE ON
REBUILDING YOUR PERSONAL WEALTH.
THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD
JUNE 17th HERE IN THE POLSKY
THEATER AND THE PROGRAM HAS
FILLED TO CAPACITY BEFORE, SO
YOU MAY WANT TO RESERVE YOUR
TICKETS EARLY FOR THE PROGRAM.
NEXT ON THE PINK SHEET IS
NORMAN'S INVESTMENT ARTICLE.
HOT OFF THE PRESS.
ON THE BACK ARE HIS BIG 5 MUTUAL
FUND WHICH IS HE CURRENTLY HOLDS
AS WELL AS FUNDS HE HAS RECENTLY
SOLD.
NORMAN PUBLISHES AND DISTRIBUTES
HIS ARTICLE TO 200 PEOPLE EACH
QUARTER AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO
RECEIVE IT PLEASE SEND 4
SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPES
AT HOME AND HIS ADDRESS ON ON
THE TOP HORIZONTAL SIDE OF THE
PAGE.
NEXT ON BRIGHT RED IS THE
POLSKY SERIES OF ALL SEMINARS
FOR 2009 AND ON THE BACK OF THAT
THE SCHEDULE OF WHEN THE
POLSKY SEMINARS FROM THE PAST
WILL AIR ON JOHNSON COUNTY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE TELEVISION,
THAT IS CHANNEL 17, TIME WARNER
AND SURE WEST AND CHANNEL 22,
COMCAST.
ON YELLOW, HOW SAFE IS OUR STOCK
MARKET?
A 50 YEAR ANALYSIS OF THE RATE
OF RETURN ON STOCK INVESTMENTS.
NORM WANTED ME TO REMIND YOU
THAT OVER THE LAST 50 YEARS,
THERE HAVE BEEN ONLY 12 YEARS OF
NEGATIVE PERFORMANCE, AND I
THINK WE'RE ALL FAMILIAR WITH
WHAT THAT FEELS LIKE RIGHT NOW.
AND OVER TIME THE STOCK MARKET
ALWAYS SEEKS NEW HIGHS AND ON
THE BACK OF THE YELLOW SHEET IS
NORMAN'S SYSTEM OF WEIGHTED
SCORE WHICH IS HE USES TO RANK
HIS OWN INVESTMENTS AND THESE
SCORES ARE USED ON THE PINK
SHEET.
NEXT ON TAN, A LET WEAR NORM'S
RESPONSE TO THE CURRENT ECONOMIC
SITUATION AND THE ACTIONS HE'S
GOING TO TAKE UNTIL THE MARKET
IMPROVES.
NEXT ON A MELLOW GREEN SHEET,
THE POWER OF KINDNESS AND OUR
BUTTONS THIS EVENING ARE ALSO IN
HONOR OF THE POWER OF KINDNESS.
AND ON THE BACK OF THAT IN
QUOTES ABOUT KINDNESS.
AND FINALLY ON BRIGHT GREEN,
NORMAN'S 10 COMMANDMENTS ADVICE
ON HOW TO LIVE A SUCCESSFUL
LIFE. AND NORM WANTED ME TO
TELL YOU A LITTLE STORY ABOUT
THAT N. 1992, PURDUE UNIVERSITY,
NORM'S ALMA MATER ASKED HIM TO
COME AND PRESENT THIS TO THE
STUDENTS AND HE REALLY DROVE
HOME 3 MAIN POINTS, WORK HARD,
GET MORE EDUCATION AFTER COLLEGE
BECAUSE YOU HAVEN'T LEARNED
EVERYTHING YET, AND DON'T BURN
BRIDGES.
AND NORM'S ALWAYS BEEN SHOCKED
THAT PURDUE NEVER ASKED HIM BACK
TO TALK TO THE STUDENTS AFTER
THAT.
ON THE BACK OF THAT SHEET, MY
LEGACY TO YOU, PRINCIPLES TO
ACHIEVE FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE
FROM JIM STOWERS FOUNDER OF
AMERICAN CENTURY INVESTMENT AND
ON THE BOTTOM HALF OF THAT
NORMAN'S OWN INVESTMENT
STRAITEGEYS AND FINALLY ON
LAVENDER, THE POLSKY'S BIOS AND
THE ENDOWMENTS THAT SUPPORT THE
UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL.
AND LESS YOU THINK I FORGOT.
CARDS, THE GREEN SURVEY CARD IS
FOR YOU TO GIVE US FEEDBACK
ABOUT TONIGHT'S PROGRAM, ADD
YOURSELF TO THE MAILING LIST,
GIVE US YOUR E-MAIL AND SUGGEST
FUTURE TOPICS FOR FUTURE
SEMINARS FYOU'RE ALREADY
RECEIVING OUR POST CARD, YOU'RE
ALREADY ON THE MAILING LIST, SO
DON'T WRITE YOUR ADDRESS DOWN IF
YOU'RE ALREADY GETTING OUR
MAILINGS.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THE BLUE
CARD THIS, IS FOR QUESTIONS FOR
THE SPEAKERS, SO IF YOU'LL FILL
THESE OUT AS THEY'RE DOING THEIR
PRESENTATIONS THIS EVENING, WE
WILL COME AROUND AND COLLECT
THESE AND WE'LL DO A QUESTION
AND ANSWER SESSION AT THE END OF
THE PROGRAM WITH THE QUESTIONS
YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK.
NO ON THE--NOW ON THE RIGHT SIDE
OF YOUR PACKET IS SPECIFIC
INFORMATION TO TONIGHT'S
PROGRAM, A GREAT OVER VIEW OF
TONIGHT'S COMMUNITY COLLEGES
WE'RE LUCK TOW HAVE THESE
INSTITUTIONS IN OUR COMMUNITY.
IT INCLUDES A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF
EACH OF OUR SPEAKERS.
HERE'S THE FIRST NOW.
PLEASE WELCOME TO THE PODIUM,
DR. TERRY CALAWAY.
[ APPLAUSE ]
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
THANK YOU.
AND I THINK DR. SNYDER AND I
HAVE DECIDED SINCE WE HAVE SUCH
AN INTIMATE GROUP, WE'RE GOING
TO DID OUR RESENTATIONS FROM
HERE, AND WE DID ASK NORM'S
PERMISSION AND NORM SAID THAT
WOULD BE FINE AS WELL, SO WE DO
WANT TO CHECK THE DETAILS AND SO
EMILY THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT
INTRODUCTION AND, YES MA'AM AND
IN FACT, LET ME MOVE MY
MICROPHONE UP, OR IF THEY COULD
TUNE IT UP JUST A BIT.
IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU ALL WITH
US THIS EVENING.
WE'RE VERY, VERY HONORED YOU
WOULD JOIN JACKEY AND MYSELF AND
A NUMBER OF OUR DEAR FRIENDS IN
BEING HERE THIS EVENING AND I
WOULD BE REMISS IF I DIDN'T TART
BY THANKING NORM AND ELAINE FOR
THE TREMENDOUS GENEROSITY THAT
THEY PROVIDED TO OUR COLLEGE AND
OUR COMMUNITY OVER THE YEARS,
OUR COLLEGE AS YOU KNOW IS
CELEBRATING ITS 40th
ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR AND THIS
PAST FRIDAY, WE HAD OUR SECOND
STATE OF THE COLLEGE EVENT AND
WE HAD THE CHANCE TO MENTION THE
REALLY OUTSTANDING THINGS THAT
NORMAN AND ELAINE HAVE DONE FOR
OUR COLLEGE AND OUR COMMUNITY.
AND I KNOW THAT MOST
PARTICULARLY THE SUPPORT THAT
THEY'VE PROVIDED US AND STUDENT
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE MOST
PARTICULARLY WELCOME AT THIS
TIME AND I WOULD JUST ASK YOU
ALL TO JOIN ME IN A ROUND OF
APPLAUSE FOR THIS TREMENDOUS
COMMUNITY LEADERS.
[ APPLAUSE ]
NORMAN AND ELAINE TRULY ARE
PEOPLE WHO WALK THE TALK OF
BEING LEADERS IN OUR COMMUNITY
AND THINKING ABOUT HOW EDUCATION
CHANGES AND MANY WAYS SAVES
LIVES AND THANK YOU TO THEM BOTH
FOR THE GOOD WORK THEY HAVE
DONE.
ALSO WE HAVE 2 SPECIAL GUESTS IN
THE AUDIENCE AND I SAW THEM WALK
IN AND I WOULD BE REMISS IF I
DIDN'T RECOGNIZE THEM.
FIRST THE GENTLEMAN WHO BETTER
THAN 40 YEARS AGO, THOUGHT ABOUT
HOW DO WE CREATE A GREAT
COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR THIS
COMMUNITY?
AND HOW DO WE THINK ABOUT WAYS
WE CAN SUPPORT WORKFORCE AND
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND CREATE
A COLLEGE THAT'S A PART OF
CHANGING LIVES EVERY DAY?
AND SO HE STEPPED UP AS A
COMMUNITY LEADER AND SAID, I
REALLY THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR
US TO MAKE THIS COMMUNITY
COLLEGE IDEA A REALITY.
AND LED THE BOND EFFORT TO HAVE
THIS COLLEGE PLACED HERE ON THIS
SITE AND BEN CRAIG IS WITH US
THIS EVENING, IF YOU COULD GIVE
HIM A ROUND OF APPLAUSE, REALLY,
TRULY, THE FATHER OF OUR
COLLEGE.
[ APPLAUSE ]
AND WITH HIM IS OUR DEAR FRIEND
WILL BILLING TON WHO WAS THE
FIRST CHAIR OF OUR BOARD AND
AGAIN WAS SO, SO INSTRUMENTAL IN
CREATING THE VISION ALONG WITH
MR. CRAIG AND OTHERS TO MAKE
THIS COLLEGE WHAT IT IS TODAY
AND TRULY THEIR VISION IS BEING
CARRIED OUT AND MR. BILLING TON
IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US
SIR, AND WELCOME BACK HOME.
COULD YOU GIVE HIM A ROUND OF
APPLAUSE.
[ APPLAUSE ]
WHEN NORMAN ASKED US IF
WE--JACKEY AND I WOULD WORK
TOGETHER ON A LITTLE BIT OF A
PRESENTATION TODAY, 1 OF THE
THINGS THAT SHE AND I TALKED
ABOUT WAS THE IMPORTANT ROLE
THAT COMMUNITY LEADERS PLAY IN
CREATING A ENVIRONMENT WE HAVE
AT BOTH OF OUR COLLEGES AND
THERE'S 1 MORE COUPLE, JACKEY IF
YOU DON'T MIND, I WOULD LIKE TO
INTRODUCE, I KNOW FRIENDS OF
YOURS AS WELL, MARTY AND TONY
OPPENHEIMER WHO HAVE BEEN AN
IMPORTANT PART OF CHANGING THE
WAY THAT ALL OF US IN KANSAS
CITY LOOK AT THE WAY OUR
COMMUNITY CAN BE USED AS A
LEARNING TOOL AND A TEACHING
TOOL AND THEY PLAYED A
TREMENDOUS ROLE IN THE CAMPUS
AND ALSO TO OUR COLLEGE AND TONY
AND MARTY TO YOU AND YOUR
FAMILY, PLEASE ACCEPT OUR DEEP,
DEEP THANKS AND FOR OUR COLLEGE
AND METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY
COLLEGE AND OUR COMMUNITY AS A
WHOLE.
TONY HAS BEEN INVOLVE INDEED
SEVERAL PROJECTS IN THE GREATER
KANSAS CITY AREA AND RENEWABLE
COMMUNITIES AND ALSO READING AND
THE LIKE AND ALL THE IMPORTANT
THINGS THAT REALLY A COMMUNITY
LEADER DOES, SO THANK YOU TO YOU
BOTH AND MARTY FOR THE GREAT
WORK SHE DOES AS A BUSINESS
OWNER TO TAKE TIME AWAY FROM HER
VERY, VERY, SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
TO BE A PART OF HELPING US IS
MUCH APPRECIATED.
SO THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING HERE
TOO.
[ APPLAUSE ]
OUR COLLEGE IS REALLY IN A
POINT OF SUCH A WONDERFUL PERIOD
OF GROWTH AND EACH THIS VERY
DIFFICULT ECONOMIC TIME, IT'S
IMPORTANT FOR US TO THINK ABOUT
THE WAY THAT WE MAKE SURE THAT
WE INVEST OUR TAXPAYER MONEY
VERY WISELY AND THINK ABOUT WAYS
WE CAN CONTINUE TO BUILD GREAT
ENROLLMENTS AND MOST
PARTICULARLY PREPARE WORKERS FOR
BUSINESSES ACROSS OUR COMMUNITY.
SO MANY OF YOU, THE PARENTS,
STUDENTS, GRAND PARENTS, I KNOW
LOOK TO COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR A
WAY TO PROVIDE AND RECEIVE
EDUCATION AND WE THINK THAT THE
THINGS THAT ARE AVAILABLE AT THE
COMMUNITY COLLEGES AROUND YOUR
REGION ARE PROBABLY AS WONDERFUL
AND EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT AS
ANY ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
WE'VE HAD A GREAT RELATIONSHIP
WITH THE METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY
COLLEGES AS WE'VE LOOKED AT THE
BEST WAYS THAT WE CAN USE
TAXPAYER MONEYWISELY AND IN
THESE DIFFICULT FINANCIAL TIMES,
WE CONTINUE TO LOOK AT WAYS THAT
WE MIGHT CREATE SYNERGYS WITHIN
OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES AND WE
THOUGHT THAT AS WE TALKED THIS
EVENING, WE WILL SHARE THINGS
THAT WE'RE DOING TOGETHER THAT
REALLY SHOULD--WE THINK HELP
CONTINUE TO CREATE A GREAT
WORKFORCE.
WE THINK THAT WE WILL BE THE
ECONOMIC DRIVE--ENGINE THAT WILL
DRIVE A CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY
TO GET US OUT OF THIS ECONOMIC
DOWN TURN AT LEAST LOCALLY, SO
WE PLAN TO SHARE A BIT OF THAT
WITH YOU TODAY, IN WAYS THAT
WE'RE WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE
THIS COMMUNITY WOB THAT'S RICH
AND VIBRANT.
ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WOULD
LIKE TO START WITH IS IN THE
AREA OF SUSTAINABILITY.
AND TIM GELVIN'S WITH US THIS
EVENING AND THE PERSON WHO'S
WORKING WITH OUR COLLEGE AROUND
1 OF THE FOLKS WORKING AROUND
SUSTAINABILITY AND THE PROGRAMS
WE THINK ARE IMPORTANT AND
HELPING START TO THINK ABOUT NEW
CAREERS IN GREEN COLLAR JOBS.
TIM'S WORKING VERY, VERY,
DILIGENTLY ON SOME OF THOSE WITH
PARTNERS AROUND OUR COMMUNITY
LIKE BURNS & MC DONALD AND
KCP&L, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS
THAT ARE REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT
THINKING ABOUT WAYS TO CHANGE
THE WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN TODAY
AND WHAT KINDS OF CAREERS WE
MIGHT BE ABLE TO DEVELOP IN THAT
REGARD.
ONE OF THE THINGS WE WORK ON AND
THROUGH TIM'S GOOD WORK AND HIS
COLLEAGUES, LIKE DR. JAN AT OUR
COLLEGE OR PROGRAMS AROUND
THINGS LIKE PRESIDENTIAL AND
COMMERCIAL ENERGY AUDITING.
WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT WAYS THAT
WE MIGHT BE--RESIDENTIAL AND
COMMERCIAL ENERGY AUDITING AND
OTHER WAYS THAT LIKE WIND POWER
AND SOLAR POWER AND THE LIKE.
AS A RESULT OF SOME OF THE GOOD
WORK THAT'S HAPPENING OUT OF OUR
SUSTAINABILITY TEAM, WE'VE BEEN
ABLE TO RECEIVE 7 HELPED $12,000
GRABT FROM THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT TO LOOK AT BUILDING
SOME OF THE CAREERS THAT MIGHT
COME THROUGH A SUSTAINABLE
PROGRAM EFFORT AND BUILDING NEW
CAREERS, NEW PROGRAMS AND ALSO I
THINK SOME SCHOLARSHIP MONEY
WILL SUPPORT THAT AND WE'VE HAD
CONVERSATIONS WITH METROPOLITAN
COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND I KNOW
JACKEY WILL TALK ABOUT THAT AND
THEIR EFFORTS IN JUST A FEW
MINUTES.
AROUND SUSTAINABLE CAREERS AND
THE THINGS THAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE
TO DO TO A-CHANGE THE FOOT PRINT
WE'RE CREATING HERE IN OUR
COMMUNITY AND B-WAYS THAT WE MAY
HELP RESIDENTIAL HOMEOWNERS AND
COMMERCIAL HOMEOWNERS AND SAFE
MONEY AND BE PROFITABLE FOR THE
COMMUNITY.
SO THANK YOU TIM FOR YOUR WORK
AND COLLABRATIVE WORK WITH THE
MIDAMERICA REGIONAL COUNSEL AND
OTHERS.
WE'RE ALSO WORKING VERY, VERY,
HARD WITH OUR PROGRAM WITH OUR
NURSES PROFESSIONALS, OUR
NURSING FACULTY, GENE WALSH IS
WITH US THIS EVENING AND SHE'S
LED THE CHARGE IN A NEW EFFORT
WITH OLATHE MEDICAL CENTER,
WHERE OUR COLLEGE WILL ACTUALLY
BE BUILDING A NEW HEALTH
EDUCATION CENTER AND LOOKING AT
THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF CAREERS
IN NURSING, ALLIED HEALTH AND
THE LIKE WHERE WE CAN BETTER
SERVE OUR COMMUNITY IN SOME OF
THE THINGS THAT I DON'T EVEN
UNDERSTAND ANYMORE.
THE TECHNOLOGY CERTAINLY HAS
PASSED ME BY AND GENE OF COURSE
AND HER TEAM ARE WELL-TRAINED IN
THAT, BUT 1 OF THE FACTS THAT WE
KNOW IS THAT ALLIED HEALTH
CAREER PROGRAMS ARE VERY, VERY,
STRONG, CONSISTENT JOBS THAT
EVEN IN DOWN TURN MARKETS LIKE
WE'RE SEEING TODAY, PEOPLE
CONDITION TO BE EMPLOYED, THEY
CONTINUE TO PROVIDE GREAT
SERVICE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND SO
WE'RE LOOKING AT WAYS THAT WE
MIGHT GROW OUR NURSING PROGRAM
AT THAT NEW CENTER IN OLATHE,
WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT PROGRAMS
LIKE PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY.
MEDICAL LAB TECHNOLOGY AND A
HOST OF OTHER THINGS, SUCH AS
RADIOGRAPHY AND THE LIKE.
PROGRAMS WHERE WE KNOW THERE'S
DRAMATIC NEEDS ACROSS OUR REGION
AND PLACES WHERE WE KNOW THAT
OUR COLLEGE CAN FULFILL THE
MISSION OF PROVIDING GREAT,
WELL-TRAINED HEALTHCARE
PROFESSIONALS.
SO GENE AND HER TEEM ARE
WORKING--TEAM ARE WORKING VERY
HARD AT THAT.
THERE'S A LOT OF COLLABRATIVE
CONVERSATION AND WE THINK THERE
WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY MORE AS WE
MAKE SURE THAT IT'S IMPORTANT
FOR OUR COLLEGE TO LOOK AT WHAT
PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
THAT WE SHOULDN'T BE
DUPLICATING, PROGRAMS WE PLAY
WANT TO COLLABORATE ON, WHERE
THERE'S DIRE NEED FOR
PROFESSIONALS IN THOSE HEALTH
CARE ENVIRONMENT THAT WE WANT TO
COLLABORATE TOGETHER OR MAYBE
PLACES WHERE THERE'S SO MUCH
WORK TO BE DONE, WE'LL EACH RUN
PARALLEL PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT
EACH OTHER AND COLLABORATE AS
FAR AS HOW WE MAKE CLINICAL
ENVIRONMENTS ARE GOOD FOR ALL OF
OUR STUDENTS ACROSS THE
COMMUNITY.
WE THINK WHEN WE WORK ON
PARTNERSHIPS LIKE THAT, OUR
COMMUNITY WINS.
WE DON'T DUPLICATE AND USE
TAXPAYER FUNDS TWICE AND WE
THINK THAT IN VERY, VERY,
DIFFICULT TIMES THOSE ARE THE
WAYS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE
TO KEEP OUR BUDGETS BALANCED AND
WORKING WELL.
WE HAVE A GREAT NEW ENVIRONMENT
THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT WITH OUR
CULINARY PROGRAM AND THOSE WHO
KNOW OUR COLLEGE KNOW A LITTLE
BIT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WITHIN
OUR CULINARY PROGRAM, WHETHER
IT'S THURSDAY AFTERNOON LUNCHS
OR SOME OF THE SPECIAL EVENTS WE
HAVE BUT OUR COLLEGE DOES HAVE A
NATIONALLY RENOWNED CULINARY
PROGRAM AND WE'VE BEEN VERY
BLESSED TO RECEIVE TREMENDOUS
SUPPORT FROM DAVID WYSONG AND
HIS WIFE CATHY AS THEY'RE
LOOKING AT THE THINGS THEY LIKE
TO SEE US DO IN CREATING A NEW
CULINARY CENTER, AND OUR VISION
FOR THAT IS VERY SIMPLE.
WE WANT TO HAVE THE BEST PROGRAM
NATIONALLY IN CULINARY.
AND WE BELIEVE THAT WITH ALL THE
THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN
THAT PROGRAM, OUR STUDENTS LAST
YEAR WENT TO SINGAPORE, 7
STUDENTS WENT OFF TO AN
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, ALL 7
CAME BACK WITH MEDALS, THE ONLY
COLLEGE INTERNATIONALLY THAT
MEDAL EACH PARTICIPANT IN AN
INTERNATIONAL COOKING
COMPETITION, WE THINK THAT
BRINGS SOME OF THAT TALENT BACK
TO OUR COMMUNITIES IS REALLY
IMPORTANT AND WE CAN LEARN TR
THAT AND BUILD OFF OF THAT AND
OUR VISION IS TO HAVE IN JOHNSON
COUNTY SOMETHING LIKE THE FOOD
NETWORK'S IRON CHEF COMPETITION
AND ACTUALLY FOOD STADIUM WHERE
WE CAN NOT ONLY SERVE
RESTAURANTS AND BUSINESSES AND
THE TOURISM INDUSTRY, BUT ALSO
WORK WITH OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
MEMBER WHO IS JUST WANT TO COME
IN AND TAKE A COUPLE COOKING
CLASSES AND GET SOME PERSONAL
INTEREST KINDS OF WORK DONE.
AND ALONG WITH THE SUPPORT THAT
WE'VE RECEIVED FROM DAVID AND
CATHY WE THINK THAT WE CAN
CONTINUE ON WITH THAT AND WE'VE
HAD AGAIN GREAT RELATIONSHIPS
WITH OUR FRIENDS AT METROPOLITAN
AND ALSO KANSAS CITY KANSAS
COLLEGE TO CONTINUE TO BUILD
PROGRAMS LIKE THAT WHERE THERE'S
GREAT SYNERGY AND ABILITY TO
MEET THE GREEDS OF A GROWING
TOURISM INDUSTRY AND RESTAURANT
INDUSTRY HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY.
WE HEAR GREAT THINGALL THE
WONDERFUL BARBEQUE AND THE
CULINARY DELIGHTS WE HAVE IN OUR
COMMUNITY AND WHEN YOU GO TO THE
BEST RESTAURANTS AROUND THIS
COMMUNITY, KIPROMISE YOU THAT
THE CHEF IS EITHER FROM
METROPOLITAN OR IN SOME WAY
SHAPE OR FORM CONNECTED TO THE
JOHNSON COUNTY PROGRAM.
WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF THE
PROGECS THAT ARE STUDENTS STUDED
FACULTY WORK ON AND WORK ON
TOGETHER SOMETIMES AND I THINK
IF YOU CHECK IT OUT, IT'S AT
YOUR LOCAL COUNTRY CLUB OR EVEN
PLACES LIKE THE AMERICAN
RESTAURANT, YOU'LL FIND THERE'S
GREAT CONNECTIONS WITH 1 OF OUR
COLLEGES.
SO GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPEN
NOTHING YOUR COMMUNITY COLLEGE
AND WE'RE REALLY SERIOUS WHEN WE
SAY THAT THIS IS THE COMMUNITY'S
COLLEGE.
WE OFFER WE THINK SOME OF THE
BEST PROGRAMS IN SERVING OUR
RETIRED COMMUNITY.
WE HAVE OUR GREAT BROWN AND GOLD
CLUB, I KNOW, BILL, SOME OF THE
WORK THAT YOU AND YOUR TEAM HAVE
DONE IN CREATING THESE GREAT
EXPERIENCES FOR FOLK WHO IS ARE
RETIRED AND LOOKING FOR A WAY TO
CONTINUE THAT LIFE LONG LEARNING
EFFORT IS REALLY IMPORTANT AND
WE'RE--WE'RE LOOKING TO CONTINUE
THAT AND AS YOU CAN SEE, MY
HAIR'S BECOMING PREMATURELY SUN
BREECHED AS WELL I'M THINK BEING
BECOMES PART OF THE BROWN AND
GOLD, AND PARTIES, AND GREAT
THINGS HAPPENING AT YOUR
COLLEGE, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO
CONTINUING TO SERVE YOU, EVEN IN
THE MOST DESPERATE FINANCIAL
TIMES, I THINK YOU WOULD SEE
THAT OUR COLLEGES IS IN A GREAT
PHYSICIAN FINANCIALLY AND WE'RE
GOING TO CONTINUE TO GROW
PROGRAMS FOR OUR STUDENTS, AND
FOR THE COMMUNITY, YOU'LL SEE US
INVOLVE INDEED A BANKING PROGRAM
IN THE FUTURE THAT WE THINK WILL
BE VERY EXCITE A HOST OF OTHER
THINGS THAT WILL BE VERY, I
THINK OF INTEREST TO YOU, TO
YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS TO YOUR
CHILDREN, AND THAT'S A GREAT
THING TO THINK ABOUT.
SO I'VE PROBABLY TAKEN A BIT
MORE TIME THAN JUST THE TO TALK
ABOUT US, BUT LET ME TURN IT TO
JACK SCHEBEFORE I DO THAT, LET
ME JUST SAY WHAT A PLEASURE IT'S
BEEN TO WORK WITH DR. SNYDER.
SHE'S 1 WHO HELPED ME GET TO
KNOW A BIT OF THE GREATER KANSAS
CITY AREA, WITH SOME OF HER
ADVICE, SHE'S BEEN A GREAT
COUNCIL TO ME OF YOUR SHORT TIME
HERE AND I KNOW HOW VERY, VERY,
LUCKY OUR COLLEGE WAS TO HAVE
JACK WE US FOR A COUPLE OF
YEARS, 16 YEARS SHE WFS JOHNSON
COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
AND YOU KNOW WHEN YOU THINK
ABOUT HAVING THE CHANCE TO WORK
WITH TRULY THE BEST CHANCELLOR,
BEST COMMUNITY COLLEGE CEO
AROUND, I KNOW HOW LUCKY I AM TO
HAVE YOUR STAGE ADVICE AND SHARE
THE THE STAGE WITH YOU THIS
EVENING AND WELCOME BACK HOME.
OH, THANK YOU, TERRY.
I THINK THAT JOHNSON COUNTY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS IN SUCH
GOOD HANDS.
THE BOARD SELECTED WELL WHEN
THEY SELECTED A GREAT LEADER
LIKE YOU TO COME HERE AND TAKE
OVER REALLY A GREAT INSTITUTION.
I FEEL OF COURSE, LIKE I'M
COMING HOME, SINCE I WAS HERE
FOR 16 YEARS AND I'VE BEEN AT
NCC NOW FOR ALMOST 14 YEARS SO
THOSE YEARS ARE PILING UP, BUT
IT'S REALLY A GREAT TIME TO BE
BACK HERE IN THESE THEATERS.
I WOULD LIKE TO ALSO THANK NORM
AND ELAINE, CERTAINLY FOR THEIR
SUPPORT AND FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF
THIS INSTITUTION BUT ALSO THEIR
SUPPORT OF MCC.
THEY ARE SO GENEROUS, IT'S NOT
JUST 1 PLACE THAT SEES THEIR
HAND, IT'S ALL OVER THE
COMMUNITY.
I HAPPEN TO SERVE ON NORM'S
BOARD AND I SEE THE LIST OF
ALMOST 50 NOW, DIFFERENT
ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE RECEIVING
SUPPORT FROM HIM.
BUT I DO HAVE 1 DISTINCTION THAT
I HAVE TO MENTION AND THAT IS
THAT NORM IS A GRADUATE OF MCC.
ALL RIGHT.
[CHEERING]
[ APPLAUSE ]
AND HE OFTEN TELLS THE STORY
THAT AT THAT TIME IT WAS THE
KANSAS CITY JUNIOR COLLEGE THAT
WE SAVED HIS LIFE BECAUSE HE WAS
GOING TO THE JUNIOR COLLEGE AND
RIGHT AT THAT TIME PEARL HARBOR
HAPPENED AND WHEN HE JOINED THE
SERVICE, HE WAS SENT TO PURDUE
TO DO A LITTLE MORE STUDYING AND
ENGINEERING.
SO WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE STILL HERE
NORM BECAUSE YOU'RE DOING GREAT
THINGS AND IF WE HAD ANYTHING TO
DO WITH THAT, WELL, WE'LL
CERTAINLY TAKE THE CREDIT.
BUT WE'RE GLAD OF ALL OF OUR
GRADUATES.
MCC IS MAYBE A LITTLE LESS
WELL-KNOWNs THAN JOHNSON
COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO A
LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE
AUDIENCE.
OF COURSE I'M GOING TO BE REALLY
PROUD BECAUSE SOME OF THE PEOPLE
FROM MCC ARE HERE, AND JUST
RAISE YOUR HANDS, THOSE PEOPLE
THAT CAME OVER TONIGHT TO
SUPPORT US AND TO BE HERE, THANK
YOU FOR COMING.
THIS REALLY SHOWS--[ APPLAUSE ]
--THE CONNECTION THAT OUR 2
INSTYPINGSS HAVE, IN FACT, I
OFTEN--INSTITUTIONS HAVE, IN
FACT I OFTEN LOOK AT THE NUMBERS
AND SAY IF YOU PUT ALL THE
STUDENT WHO IS ATTEND JOHNSON
COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND ALL
THE STUDENTS WHO ATTEND
MCC TOGETHER, WE WOULD FILL
ARROW HEAD STADIUMMENT NOW
THAT'S HOW MANY LIVES WE'RE
TOUCHING EVERY SEMESTER WITH THE
CREDIT PROGRAMS THAT WE SERVE
AND WITH THE NONCREDIT PROGRAMS.
MCC IS A DIFFERENT STRUCTURE,
WE'RE 5 DIFFERENT CAMPUSES, WE
STARTED OUT AS THE OLD KANSAS
CITY JUNIOR COLLEGE IN 1915.
AND TIN VALLEY, MAPLE WOOD AND
LONG VIEW WERE BUILD THE SAME
YEAR THAT JOHNSON COUNTY
COMMUNITY COLLEGE WAS BUILT.
AT LEAST THE FIRST STRUCTURE
MPLET PIN VALLEY WAS THE FIRST 1
THAT WAS BUILT AND THE OTHER 2
CAMPUSES GREW UP AS THE
COMMUNITY GREW UP.
AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO THEN
WHO WERE HERE AND PICK THD SITE
FOR JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY
COLLEGE LOOK WHAT'S HAPPENED TO
THE COMMUNITY AS ITS GROWN
TOWARDS THIS SITE.
THE SAME THING OCCURRED ON THE
MISSOURI SIDE.
WE BUILT PIN VALLEY IN THE URBAN
PART OF THE COMMUNITY, MAPLE
WOOD ON THE NORTH LAND, LOOK'S
AVE BLUE RIVER, WE HAVE OURTHE
DEAN HERE CHERYL, THE FOUNTAIN
OF INDEPENDENCE, WE HAVE THE
TECHNOLOGY CAMPUS IN THE
INDUSTRIAL PART OF KANSAS CITY
AT 435 AND FRONT STREET.
SO WHILE JOHNSON COUNTY GREW UP
AS 1 INSTITUTION IN 1 LOCATION,
MCC GREW UP AS MULTIPLE
LOCATIONS AND HAVE 5 DIFFERENT
CAMPUSES NOW.
WE'RE SERVING THE COMMUNITY IN A
DIFFERENT WAYS BUT THE
SIMILARITIES ARE AMAZING AS WE
LOOK AT THE PROGRAMS WE'RE
DEVELOPING AND HOW WE'RE
DEVELOPING THEM.
I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU 1 MORE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE STORY AND THAT
IS THAT I ATTENDED KANSAS CITY
KANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
SO I'VE MADE THE CIRCUIT.
ALL AROUND THE COMMUNITY AND IN
THE LATE 60S, EARLY 70S WHEN I
ATTENDED KANSAS CITY KANSAS
COMMUNITY COLLEGE, TUITION WAS
$10 A CREDIT HOUR, BUT THE
INSTITUTION WAS BASICALLY THE
FIRST 2 YEARS OF A 4 YEAR
COLLEGE PROGRAM.
WHICH IS, NORM, PROBABLY WHAT
YOU HAD AS WELL.
TODAY THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS
AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT STORY.
YES WE STILL HAVE THE FIRST 2
YEARS OF A 4 YEAR DEGREE, AND WE
HAVE GREAT PROGRAMS, ALL OF OUR
STUDENTS DO WELL WHEN THEY GO ON
TO A 4 YEAR INSTITUTION AND IN
FACTS WHEN THEY TEST THEM, THEY
DO AS WELL OR BETTER THAN THE
NATIVE STUDENTS.
SO WE HAVE GREAT 2 YEAR PROGRAMS
BUT WHAT'S BEEN ADDED AND
LAYERED ON TO THOSE FIRST 2
YEARS ARE ALL OF THE ANCILLARY
PROGRAMS THAT OUR COMMUNITY
COLLEGE NOW OFFERS.
JUST LIKE THESE FACILITIES AND
THE ART.
PEOPLE LIKE MARTY AND TONY WHO
BROUGHT THE ART TO A COMMUNITY
COLLEGE, THAT'S UNUSUAL AND I'M
PROUD TO SAY THAT NOW PIN VALLEY
HAS AN ART GALLERY AND OUR LONG
VIEW CAMP US HAS ADDED AN ART
GALLERY AND AN ARD'S PROGRAM,
AND WE'RE GETTING SUPPORT FROM
THE COMMUNITIMENT THOSE KINDS OF
THINGS ARE WHAT ROUND OUT A
COLLEGE EDUCATION.
BUT IN ADDITION TO THAT, THE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE HAS STEPPED
UP.
AND I'M GOING TO ASK YOU ALL A
QUESTION, WHAT DO BILL GATES,
GEORGE BUSH, BILL CLINTON AND
BARAK OBAMA ALL HAVE IN COMMON?
HA, WELL, NOT WHAT YOU'RE
THINKING.
IT IS THAT THEY ARE SAYING THAT
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS THE
PLACE THAT WILL, AS TERRY SAID,
HELP US TURN THIS ECONOMY
AROUND.
THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE THE
TRAINING, THE WORKFORCE
DEVELOPMENT, WHERE IT'S GOING TO
TAKE PLACE SO THAT WE'RE GOING
TO BE ABLE TO PUT PEOPLE BACK TO
WORK.
WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR MANY
YEARS, THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
COMPONENT OF OUR COMMUNITY
COLLEGES HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL.
I KNOW HAVE YOU DONE MANY THINGS
HERE ON THE KANSAS SIDE, BUT
MOST RECENTLYOT MISSOURI SIDE,
WE HAVE SEEN INDUSTRY COME TO
KANSAS CITY FOR 1 REASON, THEY
SELECTED OUR CITY AND OUR
COMMUNITY TO BRING A NEW
BUSINESS BECAUSE WE HAD AN
EDUCATED WORKFORCE.
HARLEY DAVID SON LOCATED HERE
BECAUSE WE HAD AN EDUCATED
WORKFORCE.
THERE'S A NEW COMPANY, JUST BEEN
ANNOUNCED, GARY YOU'VE BEEN
INVOLVED WITH THIS, IT'S A
COMPANY THAT WILL MAKE
ELECTRICAL TRUCKS, BATTERY
OPERATED DELIVERY TRUCKS.
WILL THAT'S GOING TO CREATE A
WHOLE NEW INDUSTRY FOR OUR
COMMUNITY OF NOW TAKING CARE
OF--HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF
THOSE BATTERIES, YOU NEED TO
TRAIN SOMEBODY TO DO THAT PART
OF THE WORK.
SO, THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
PIECES IS CRITICAL TO OUR AREAS
CONTINUED GROWTH AND
FORTUNATELY, BOTH OF OUR STATES
HAVE PUT INTO PLACE INCENTIVE
PROGRAMS THAT COME THROUGH THE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE SO WE CAN BE
AT THE TABLE WHEN OUR ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT FOLKS NEGOTIATE WITH
THE COMPANY AND SAY, COME TO
KANSAS CITY, WE CAN MAKE SURE
HAVE YOU A TRAINED WORKFORCE.
WE WERE THERE WHEN WE WERE
COURTING BOMBARDIER AND OTHER
COMPANIES LIKE THAT FOR THOSE
VERY REASONS.
SO TODAY, COMMUNITY COLLEGES
MEAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
THE OTHER CHANGE, THE OTHER NEW
PART OF A COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS
THAT WE'RE ENTREPRENEURIAL.
I MEAN THE KINDS OF THINGS WE'RE
DOG, THE KINDS OF THINGS TERRY
JUST MENTIONED ABOUT SUDDENLY
BECOMING THE FOOD HAVEN FOR THE
COUNTRY, MEANS THAT WE'RE
LOOKING AT WHAT WE DO AND WE'RE
SAYING HOW CAN WE BE
ENTREPRENEURIAL ABOUT THAT.
YOU KNOW WHAT THE STATE OF THE
ECONOMIC SITUATION IS, HIGHER
EDUCATION IS NOT GETTING THE
FUNDING AND RESOURCES THEY WERE
AT 1 TIME.
HOW DO WE MAKE UP FOR THAT GAP
THAT'S NOW THERE IN RESOURCES.
WE DO THAT BY BECOMING MORE
ENTREPRENEURIAL.
BY WRITING FOR GRANTS, BY DOING
FUNDRAISING, BY MAKING CONTACTS
AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH PEOPLE WHO
SEE THE VALUE IN CONTINUING OUR
EDUCATION AND THEY'RE WILLING TO
PARTNER WITH US.
THEY'RE WILLING TO SAY, WE WILL
BUILD YOU A CONTROL CENTER SO
THAT CAN YOU BEGIN TO OFFER A
NEW KIND OF PROGRAM.
AND SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT
THAT PIECE OF IT.
I'LL MENTION AS WELL, SOME OF
THE PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE THAT
ARE RELATIVELY NEW, THEY WILL
SOUND VERY MUCH LIKE THE 1S
TERRY JUST MENTIONED BECAUSE AS
WE LOOK AT WHAT ARE THE GROWTH
AREAS IN TERMS OF JOBS FOR THE
FUTURE, THEY FALL INTO SEVERAL
CATEGORIES, AND PROBABLY THE
LARGEST 1 IS IN NURSING AND
ALLIED HEALTH.
MCC IS DOING SOMETHING SIMILAR
TO WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND I'M SO
GLAD THAT SANDY AND KAREN ARE
HERE.
PEOPLE AT PIN VALLEY WHO ARE
WORKING CLOSELY WITH GENIE TO
DEVELOP OUR ALLIED AND NURSING
HEALTH PROGRAM.
WE HAVE PURCHASED A BUILDING AT
3444 BROADWAY, A BLOCK AND A
HALF OF PIN VALLEY.
I SEE THE PRESIDENT UP THERE,
DR. BEN FRANKLIN, DR. FRANKLIN
THANK YOU ARE BEING HERE.
HE HAS PROVIDED THE PUSH FOR
THIS, WE WILL OPEN IN HOPEFULLY
JANUARY OF 10--2010 IS THAT
RIGHT?
TO A 190,000 SQUARE FOOT
FACILITY THAT 8--WILL BE A STATE
OF THE ART TRAINING FACILITY
WITH A TRAINING CENTER AND AN
INTEGRATED APPROACH TO TEACHING
NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH BY
BRINGING TOGETHE
INRSES, SURGE
TECHS, PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, THE
RADIOLOGYSTS AND TRAINING THEM
IN A FACILITY HIGH POWERED BY
SIMULATORS.
AND I KNOW HAVE YOU A GREAT SIM
LAB HERE, I VISITED IT, AND THE
NEW APPROACH TO TRAINING IS
GOING TO BE DIFFERENT AND IT IS
EXPENSIVE AND IT REQUIRES A LOT
OF TECHNOLOGY, BUT IT WILL MAKE
OUR STUDENTS READY TO GO
IMMEDIATELY INTO THE WORKFORCE.
THEY WON'T HAVE TO GO TO A
HOSPITAL AND RE-LEARN HOW TO USE
EQUIPMENT.
THEY IN MANY CASES THEY MAY HAVE
BETTER EQUIPMENT THAN THE
HOSPITAL HAS.
SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT
PROGRAM.
WE'RE ALSO WORKING IN THE
SUSTAINABILITY AND THE GREEN
AREA, SOME OF OUR FACULTY OUT AT
BLUE RIVER, CHERYL'S CAMPUS HAS
REALLY BEEN INNOVATIVE IN
DEVELOPING SERIES OF CURRICULUM
AND COURSES THAT WILL HELP TRAIN
PEOPLE IN SOME OF THE NEW GREEN
ENERGY ENDEAVORS.
WE'VE BUILT A SMALL WIND TURBINE
JUST INSTALLED SOLAR PANELS FOR
SOLAR VOLTAGE TRAINING AND WE
ARE CONNECTING THE PEOPLE AT
MCC, WITH THE PEOPLE AT JOHNSON
COUNTY AND DOING JUST AS TERRY
SAID, DON'T DUPLICATE PROGRAMS,
HOW MANY SIMILAR PROGRAMS DO WE
NEED?
WHAT KIND OF THINGS SHOULD YOU
BE OFFERS AND WE BE OFFER
SOMETHING AND THAT'S THE KIND OF
PARTNERSHIP THAT WE'VE HAD FOR
PROBABLY 20 YEARS.
RIGHT NOW, A STUDENT WHO LIVES
IN MISSOURI CAN COME OVER TO
JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
AND TAKE A PROGRAM THAT WE DON'T
OFFER LIKE RESPIRATORY THERE APP
SE 1 WE DON'T OFFER, WELL,
STUDENTS COME OVER HERE, TAKE
THAT CLASS, THEY PAY THE SAME
TUITION HAS OPPORTUNITIES WHO GO
DO THIS INSTITUTION AND
MCC MAKES UP THE DIFFERENCE, THE
SAME GOES I THINK YOU SEND
STUDENTS TO TURF MANAGEMENT OR
SOMETHING LIKE THAT, WE OFFER
THE PROGRAM AND BASE IN THE
STUDENTS.
THAT KIND OF PARTNERSHIP SAVES
THE TAXPAYERS MONEY AND ALLOWS
STUDENT TO HAVE A LARGER VARIETY
OF PROGRAMS.
WE HAVE CLOSE TO 80 DIFFERENT
CAREER PROGRAMS, NOW, I'M SURE
HAVE YOU AS MANY OR MORE AND THE
AREA PROBABLY DOESN'T NEED THAT
MANY TURF MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS,
BUT WE NEED SOME OF THEM, SO
WE'RE WORKING HARD TO DO JUST
THAT.
THE OTHER CASE WHERE I THINK THE
GROWTH AND WEPMENT IS FOR
COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S, IN THE
SHORT-TERM TRAINING IN THE NEW
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PIECE.
YOU'VE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT THE
STIMULUS PACKAGE AND WHAT IT'S
GOING TO PAY FOR AND HOW IT'S
GOING TO HELP GET PEOPLE JOBS.
WELL THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS AT
A PLACE WHERE WE CAN COME IN AND
DEVELOP THOSE PROGRAMS.
WE'RE ALL ABOUT BEING NIMBLE AND
QUICK AND FAST ACTING SO, IF WE
NEED TO TRAIN MORE PEOPLE AS
EMTs FOR EXAMPLE, AND THAT'S 1
OF THE THINGS WE'RE DOING, HOW
DO WE TAKE SOMEONE WHO JUST
GRADUATE FRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL,
MAYBE 10 YEARS AGO, READING AT
THE EIGHTH OR NINTH GRADE LEVEL,
ISN'T TOO GOOD AT MATH, HOW DO
WE GET THEM READY TO IMMEDIATELY
MOVE INTO A JOB, A PAYING JOB
WHERE THEY CAN SUPPORT THEIR
FAMILIES?
THAT'S WHAT THE COMMUNITY
COLLEGE DOES IS DEVELOP THOSE
PROGRAMS BY ADDING IN THE BASIC
SKILLS, ADDING IN THE CAREER AND
TECHNICAL PIECE AND GETTING THEM
READY FOR THE JOBS.
WEATHERIZATION, WHATEVER IT IS
THAT'S CURRENTLY NEEDED.
SO WE ARE THE QUICK RESPONSE
TEAM, GET THERE AND MAKE IT
HAPPEN AND LOOK CLOSELY AT WHAT
THE COMMUNITY NEEDS.
I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY OUR
BIGGEST ASSET IS WE KNOW WHAT
THE COMMUNITY NEEDS BECAUSE WE
WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH THEM.
LIKE TERRY--I WILL STOP AT THAT.
THERE'S SO MUCH WE'RE DOING THAT
WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT, THAT WE
WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU ABOUT,
BUT I KNOW YOU MAY HAVE SOME
QUESTIONS ABOUT CERTAIN THINGS,
THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK, OR
TERRY--WE WANTED TO MAKE THIS
INTERACTIVE AND MORE
CONVERSATION.
SO IF THERE'S ANYTHING ELSE THAT
YOU WANT TO MENTION?
MAYBE WHILE EMILY'S
COLLECTING SOME OF THE CARDS OR
MAYBE GOING THROUGH THOSE,
MAKING SURE NORM'S IS ON THE
TOP, THAT 1 OF THE THINGS I
WOULD LIKE TO MAYBE COMMENT ON
IS YOUR THOUGHT AROUND THE RAPID
RESPONSE WORK THAT WE'RE ALL
DOING RIGHT NOW RELATED TO THE
CURRENT ENVIRONMENT AND SERVING
THOSE WHO MAY BE EITHER MOVING
INTO THE RANKS OF UNEMPLOYED OR
MAYBE UNDEREMPLOYED AND I KNOW
BOTH COLLEGES ARE WORKING VERY
CLOSELY WITH OUR AREA BUSINESSES
AND CERTAINLY THROUGH OUR
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AREAS AND
CAREER SERVICES AND THE LIKE AND
HELPING THOSE FOLK WHO IS MAY BE
IN LIFE TRANSITION PLACES.
AND THINKING ABOUT GOING BACK TO
WORK, 1 OF THE THINGS THAT BOTH
OF OUR COLLEGES I KNOW ARE
TALKING THROUGH RIGHT NOW IS THE
DYNAMIC OF WHAT WILL BE
HAPPENING WHEN WE HIT THIS FALL
TERM AND RECOGNIZING THAT
LOCALLY OUR UNEMPLOYMENT RATE VS
MOVED, YOU KNOW FROM THE LOW 4
RANGE UP INTO SOMEWHERE CLOSER
TO 6% OR EVEN HIGHER, 6 AND
HALF% AND THAT MEANS AN AWFUL
LOT OF PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT
CAREER CHANGES AND CERTAINLY
THEY COME TO THE COMMUNITY
COLLEGES FOR THAT.
BUT OUR COLLEGE ALONG WITH
METROPOLITAN, I KNOW WE'RE
WORKING VERY HARD WITH AREA
BUSINESSES AND OUR INTERNAL
TEAMS TO THINK ABOUT HOW CAN WE
BE PART OF THAT RAPID RESPONSE
MECHANISM THAT HELPS PEOPLE
THINK ABOUT GETTING BACK TO
THE--COMING BACK TO SCHOOL,
IDENTIFYING SCHOLARSHIPS OR
OTHER KINDS OF FUNDING
OPPORTUNITIES TO MAY BE
AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THEIR
EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE.
GETTING THEM THROUGH ANY KIND OF
PREP TRAINING THEY MAY NEED AND
DIRECTLY INTO CAREER TRAINING
THAT MAY HELP THEM RETOOL AND
GET RIGHT BACK TO WORK AND AGAIN
MOVING TOWARDS THAT ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT ENGINE THAT WE'VE
TALKED ABOUT.
I THINK IS REALLY CRITICAL AND I
THINGS THAT YOU MAY SEE, SO IF
THERE ARE FOLKS IN THE AUDIENCE
WHO EITHER THINK ABOUT THAT OR
WHERE FRIENDS OR FAMILY WHO
MIGHT BE IN NEED OF THAT KIND OF
SUPPORT, KNOW THAT WE'RE
READY--STAND READY TO HELP
TOGETHER ACROSS THE COMMUNITY TO
HELP INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE READY
TO MAKE THAT CHANGE AND I THINK
THAT'S A CRITICAL PART OF OUR
COMMUNITY COLLEGE ROLL AND
AGAIN, THAT'S--YOU KNOW WE
REALLY ARE THE COMMUNITY'S
COLLEGE AND IT'S TIME FOR US TO
BE NIMBLE AND I KNOW HAVE YOU
BEEN AND HASEUR TEAM BEEN THAT
WAY.
AND WE--WE THINK THAT THAT
MAKES--THAT'S A GOOD INVESTMENT
THEN, THAT'S A GOOD WAY OF OUR
BUSINESSES, OUR EMPLOYERS OUR
TAXPAYERS, I'M INVEST NOTHING
TURNING THIS ECONOMIC SITUATION
AROUND.
I WOULD TOTALLY AGREE.
IN FACT, BARB BARBARY HERE, AND
WE PUT TOGETHER A UNIT TO FOCUS
ON THAT INITRATIVE.
AND LIKE YOU, WE SEE IT AS VITAL
IN DOING OUR PART TO GET THE
COMMUNITY GEARED UP AND TRAINED
UP TO GET INTO JOBS THAT FRANKLY
RIGHT NOW, WE DON'T EVEN KNOW
WHAT ALL THE JOBS ARE.
SO A LOT OF IT IS PREPARING
PEOPLE TO MOVE INTO CAREERS THAT
MAY NOT HAVE EVEN BEEN INVENTED
YET.
ABSOLUTELY.
WELL I'M GOING TO START OFF
WITH QUESTIONS WE ALREADY
COLLECTED.
IF THOSE OF YOU OUT THERE HAVE
MORE QUESTIONS PLEASE PASS THEM
TO AN USHER, TO THE AISLE AND
WE'LL CONTINUE THROUGH THE
PROGRAM.
LET ME START WITH THIS, I DON'T
KNOW ABOUT ALL OF YOU HERE BUT
MY NEIGHBORS ALWAYS SAY TO ME
WHEN ARE YOU GUYS GOING TO
BECOME A 4 YEAR SCHOOL AND I
HAVE TO SAY, YOU KNOW I DON'T
THINK WE'RE GOING TO GO AND YOU
ADDRESS THAD A LITTLE BIT BUT
TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE
NICHE THAT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HAS AND WHY PARENTS AND GRAND
PARENTS AND I'M GETTING TO
NORM'S QUESTION HERE MIGHT SEND
THEIR KIDS TO A 2 YEAR COMMUNITY
COLLEGE FOR SPECIALIZED TRAINING
OPPOSE TO SENDING THEM TO A UCLA
OR HARVARD OR AN IVY LEAGUE
SCHOOL?
GO AHEAD.
SURE.
WELL, I THINK THE 2 YEAR COLLEGE
MISSION IS PRETTY SPECIFIC AS
FAR AS THE ROLE WE PLAY AND THE
PART WE PLAY.
ALTHOUGH THERE ARE MANY OF OUR
DEGREE PROGRAMS THAT ARE
TERMINAL DEGREES.
THERE ARE ALSO THOSE PROGRAMS WE
PROVIDE AND PREY PAIR STUDENTS
FOR.
YOU KNOW OUR COLLEGE DOES A
REALLY OUTSTANDING JOB AND OUR
FACULTY DO AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN
THE ROLE THAT WE'RE DESIGNATED
TO PLAY WITHIN THE EDUCATIONAL
MIX OF OUR COMMUNITY.
OUR COLLEGE AND OUR COMMUNITY
HAPPEN TO BE VERY LUCKY IN THAT
WE HAVE A TREMENDOUS PARTNERS,
VERY CLOSE BY IN UNIVERSITY OF
KANSAS WITH THE EDWARDS CAMPUS
LITERALLY JUST A COUPLE MILES
DOWN THE ROAD AND NOW WITH
K-STATE COMING OUR WAY WITH
THEIR INNOVATION CAMPUS IN
OLATHE, WE THINK THERE'S GREAT
OPPORTUNITIES.
WE'RE VERY LUCK THE PAST
NOVEMBER THAT OUR COMMUNITY
PASSED A VERY, VERY, SMALL 1
EIGHTH OF A CENT SALES TAX TO
RESEARCH OUR RESEARCH TRIANGLE
ENVIRONMENT AND WHILE OUR
COLLEGE-OF ON OUR COLLEGE IS
SUPPORT OF OF THAT EFFORT,
REALLY PENNY-1 WILL NEVER COME
OUR WAY BECAUSE IT'S REALLY
DESIGNED TO HELP THAT CLINICAL
TRIALS KIND OF RESEARCH AND
STUDY THAT'S HAPPENING THROUGH
THE K-U MED CENTER.
WE REALLY WON'T SEE ANY MONEY
COMING TO US, TO--BECAUSE THE
MONEY'S GOING TO FOR EXAMPLE,
K-U, EDWARDS FOR PROGRAMS AND
BUSINESS AND ENGINEERING AND
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
TREMENDOUS PROGRAMS THROUGH
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS, JUST DOWN
THE STREET IN THOSE AREAS.
OF COURSE THE INNOVATION CAMPUS
WHERE THEY'RE LOOKING AT FOOD
SAFETY AND OTHER KINDS OF ANIMAL
HEALTH ACTIVITIES THAT WILL HELP
OUR AGRICULTURAL BUSINESSES
THROUGHOUT THE REGION.
AND SO REALLY THERE'S NOT A NEED
FOR OUR COLLEGE TO DO THAT.
ONE OF THE THINGS THOUGH THAT I
THINK IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US
TO POINT OUT THOUGH, IS THAT FOR
EVERY RESEARCHER THAT MAY BE
INVOLVED WITH THE MEDICAL CENTER
FOR EVERY RESEARCHER THAT MAY BE
INVOLVED WITH THE MED CENTER,
WITH K-STATE'S INNOVATION CAMPUS
AND ALL THE GREAT THINGS THEY'RE
DOING AROUND FOOD SAFETY, ANIMAL
SAFETY, AND ANIMAL HEALTH, ALL
THE GREAT THINGS THAT ARE HAPPEN
NOTHING ENGINEERING JUST DOWN
THE ROAD AT KU-EDWARDS, FOR ALL
THOSE THAT ARE HELPING, YOU WILL
SEE THE RESEARCHERS ALSO WANT TO
SURROUND THEMSELVES WITH REALLY
OUTSTANDING TECHNICIANS AND, I
THINK THAT'S THE ROLE THAT OUR
COLLEGE'S PLAY IS PROVIDING
THOSE 10 TO 12 TECHNICIANS FOR
EVERY MEDICAL RESEARCHER WITH
EVERY NURSING--NURSE EDUCATOR,
ALL THOSE--ALL THOSE FOLKS NEED
THE TECHNICIANS AT THE COMMUNITY
COLLEGE PREPARES AND I THINK WE
HAVE A VERY, VERY, SOLID NICHE
IN OUR COMMUNITY AND WE HAVE THE
SUPPORT THAT OUR COMMUNITY HAS
SAID, WE WANT TO HAVE DIRECTED
TOWARDS THE VERY, VERY, FINE
UNIVERSITIES THAT ARE SO CLOSE
BY AND DOING SUCH GREAT WORK AND
THE THEY'RE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF
THE EDUCATION RESEARCH TRIANGLE,
AND MAYBE EVEN MORE SO
RECOGNIZING THE ROLE THAT WE CAN
PLAY, RATHER THAN AGAIN
DUPLICATE AND WHILE WE HAVE AS
MANY DOCTORALLY PREPARED FACULTY
ON OUR COLLEGE STAFF AS PROBABLY
ANY COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN THE
COUNTRY, WHO COULD STEP IN THIS
AN MOMENT'S NOTICE IN DOING SOME
OF THAT REALLY FINE WORK, OUR
FACULTY ARE VERY MUCH FOCUSED
AND DIRECTED IN THEIR OWN WAY
THROUGH AS THEY'VE SELECTED
THEIR CAREER TOWARD THE TEACHING
PROCESS AND LEARNING PROCESS,
AND WE THINK THAT THAT'S--THAT'S
A GREAT ROLL THAT'S IMPORTANT TO
BE PLAYED AND WE--WE SEE GREAT
TRANCE FER RATES, WE HAVE
TREMENDOUS ARTICULATE
AGREEMENTS, BOTH OF OUR COLLEGES
KNOW WHAT THE AREA UNIVERSITIES
THAT ARE IMPORTANT THAT HELP
STUDENTS, YOU KNOW COME IN, DO
THEIR 2 YEARS WITH US.
DR. SNYDER SAID, TRANSFER AND DO
AS WELL IF NOT BETTER THAN THE
NATIVE STUDENTS WHO ARE AT THOSE
UNIVERSITIES.
SO, WE CERTAINLY HAVE THE TALENT
TO DO THE 4 YEAR PROGRAMS WE
JUST DON'T HAVE THE NECESSARY
NEED.
AND WE DO THINK THAT THERE'S
MORE THAN ENOUGH WORK, AT LEAST
IN OUR COMMUNITY TO CONTINUE TO
HAVE THAT REALLY OUTSTANDING
TALENT DIRECTED TOWARD THE ROLE
THAT WE'VE BEEN PLAYING AND WE
THINK THAT'S A GREAT ENVIRONMENT
AND WE WILL CONTINUE IN THAT
DIRECTION.
YOU SAID IT VERY WELL, THE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE REALLY IS A
UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION,
UNIQUE TO AMERICA.
WE CREATED IT, WE DEVELOPED IT,
AND IT WAS DEVELOPED BECAUSE
THERE WAS A NEED FOR EDUCATION
BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL ISSUES
WITHOUT NECESSARILY HAVING A 4
YEAR DEGREE, NOW THE REST OF THE
WORLD IS DEVELOPING THIS PART OF
EDUCATION BECAUSE IT'S SO VITAL.
WE KNOW THAT PEOPLE NOW NEED
MORE THAN A HIGH SCHOOL
EDUCATION TO DO THE JOBS THAT
ARE OUT THERE THAT MAY MAY NOT
ALWAYS NEED A 4 YEAR DEGREE.
SO WE'RE THERE TO PROVIDE THAT
PIECE THAT'S NOT PROVIDED
ANYWHERE ELSE.
AND DOESN'T MEAN WE DON'T HAVE
STUDENTS THAT EXCEL, MANY OF
THEM GO ON TO IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS
BUT MANY OF THEM WOULD NOT GO TO
COLLEGE UNLESS WE WERE THERE.
SO, THE VARIETY OF PLACES WHERE
WE COME INTO, TO THE SEGMENT OF
HIGHER EDUCATION VARY AND I
DON'T THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE
MOVING TOWARDS THE 4 YEAR
INSTITUTION ANY TIME NEITHER.
CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO HELP
STUDENTS THAT ARE COMING TO THE
COLLEGE NOW AND ARE RECENTLY
UNEMPLOYED AND NEED TO OTHER GET
BACK INTO THE WORKFORCE OR GET
RETRAINED.
WELL, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, WE
ARE DEVELOPING, WE HAVE A GROUP
THAT IS LOOKING AT EVERY PROGRAM
WE OFFER AND LOOKING AT HOW WE
CAN TRANSFORM THAT PROGRAM INTO
A QUICK STUDY, GET IN, LEARN
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO, GET READY
FOR THE JOB, AND GO ON.
WE WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH WHAT
IS IN MISSOURI THE FULL
EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL.
IT'S THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT
BOARD, YOU PROBABLY WORK WITH
THEM AS WELL.
MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE
EITHER RECENTLY UNEMPLOYED OR
NOT EMPLOYED AT ALL GO THROUGH
THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD.
THAT'S OUR VEHICLE FOR
CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE
LOOKING FOR TRAINING OR
RETRAINING.
MANY TIMES THERE'S FINANCIAL
SUPPORT AVAILABLE FOR THOSE
PEOPLE EITHER THROUGH FEDERAL
PROGRAMS, OR THROUGH THE P A
LE GRANTS OR FINANCIAL AID, OR
THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS AND WE
CONNECT THEM THROUGH OUR CAREER
CENTERS TO THE RIGHT PLACE FOR
THEM.
AND AND WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER A
TEAM WHO'S SOLE RESPONSIBILITY
IT IS TO COME UP WITH WORKFORCE
TRAIN TAG WILL BE ABLE TO SERVE
THESE PEOPLE IMMEDIATELY.
AND WE'RE COUPLING THAT WITH
WHERE ARE THE JOBS BECAUSE RIGHT
NOW, 10,000 PEOPLE ARE OUT OF
WORK IN KANSAS CITY AND THE
PROJECTIONS THAT I HEARD THIS
MORNING FROM THE MIDAMERICA
REGIONAL COUNCIL, SUE ELEN YOU
WERE THERE, HE WAS SUGGESTING
THAT THEY EXPECT THAT TO GO TO
50,000.
WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE PEOPLE
WHO ARE WITHOUT WORK IN KANSAS
CITY, WHAT CAN WE DO TO GET THEM
RETRAINED INTO AREAS WHERE THEY
ARE HIRING AND MOST OF THOSE
AREAS ARE WHERE THEY'RE--MORE
TECHNICAL TRAINING IS NEEDED.
THEY CANNOT SIMPLY GO DO A LABOR
JOB AND FIND WORK.
I MEAN, CHUCK, HAVE YOU A
SPECIALIZED PROGRAM, WE HAVE A
PROGRAM MAKING IN IT IN KC THAT
HAS BEEN DEVELOPED FOR JUST
THAT.
IT'S TO TAKE SOMEONE LITERALLY
OFF THE STREET AND GIVE THEM
BASIC SKILLS AND BRING THEM ALL
THE WAY UP TO BEING CERTIFIED
AND WORKING IN A MACHINING AREA.
I MAY NOT BE SAYING THAT ALL
CORRECTLY, BUT YOU GET THE
GENERAL IDEA, AND WE HAVE A
SPECIAL PROGRAM, IT WAS A
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR GRANT TO
DEVELOP IT, BUT WE NOW HAVE A
MODEL FOR TAKING THAT KIND OF
TRAINING AND TRANSFERRING IT, TO
OTHER INDUSTRIES.
AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE IN THE
PROCESS OF DOING.
SO, IT'S WORKING VERY CLOSELY
WITH THOSE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT
BOARD, IDENTIFYING PEOPLE AND
GETTING THEM IN THROUGH THIS
TRAINING MODE.
WE HAVE ALSO HAD A GRANT TO
DEVELOP MORE PROGRAMS LIKE THAT.
SO IT'S VERY EXCITING.
IT'S AN EXCITING WORK, BUT IT'S
MAKING THE CONNECTION OF GETTING
THE RIGHT PERSON INTO THE RIGHT
PROGRAM AND I THINK, ALL OF YOU
WHO ARE HERE, WHEN YOU HEAR
PEOPLE SAY, I DON'T HAVE A JOB,
SAY, GO TO THE COMMUNITY
COLLEGE, THAT'S THE PLACE WHERE
YOU CAN GET HELP AND SUPPORT IN
YOUR CAREER CENTER AND THEY WILL
DIRECT YOU TO A FIELD WHERE
THEY'RE HIRING.
VERY SIMILARLY, AT JOHNSON
COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE WE'RE
WORKING VERY HARD TO IDENTIFY
THE PLACES THROUGH OUR EXECUTIVE
ROUND TABLE THAT WE HAVE WITH
OUR LOCAL CEOs TO IDENTIFY
PLACES WHERE THERE ARE JOBS
RIGHT NOW, WHERE WE MAY BE ABLE
TO REDISTRICT THOSE WHO HAVE
LOST THEIR JOB RECENTLY OR
LOOKING TO RETOOL AND I THINK
THE OTHER THING THAT DR. SNYDER
MENTIONED THAT'S REALLY
IMPORTANT THAT WE'RE ALL DOING
TOGETHER, AS WELL, IS WE'RE
REALLY LOOKING AT WAYS WE
CONNECT--CAN CONNECT OUR
INTERNAL MECHANISMS TO KIND OF
CREATE THAT RAPID RESPONSE SO
THAT KEY CAN HELP PEOPLE
IDENTIFY, A-WHAT'S THE NEXT BEST
STEP FOR THEM, WHERE THERE MAY
BE SOME JOBS THAT ARE
SUSTAINABLE JOBS, LONG-TERM
POSITIONS AND WHAT KIND OF
TRAINING THEY MIGHT NEED AND
SHRINKING DOWN THE TIME AND I
THINK THIS IS A--THIS IS A REAL
TRADE OF YOUR COMMUNITY COLLEGES
IS THAT WE'VE TENDED TO BE VERY
NIMBLE AND IN TIMES LIKE THIS,
IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE
NIMBLE AND HELPING INDIVIDUALS
LOOK AT, HOW DO WE SPEED THROUGH
CURRICULUMS SO SOMEONE'S NOT
HAVING TO SPEND 2 YEARS WITH US
AT A TIME WHEN THEY'RE TRYING TO
FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THEIR
HOUSE PAYMENT.
SO HOUR JOB HAS BEEN 1 TO TRY
AND THINK ABOUT WAYS THAT WE CAN
FIND SOME FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO
HELP THEM GET INTO SCHOOL SOME
QUICK ASSESSMENTS OF WHAT
INTEREST THEY MAY HAVE AND WHERE
THOSE GOOD CONNECTIONS ARE WITH
THE VACANCIES AROUND THE
COMMUNITY SO WE CAN GET THEM
TRAINED AND BACK TO WORK.
WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH OUR
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AREA AND
OUR LEARNER ENGAGEMENT DIVISION
THAT RICK MOORING IS LEAD THAT
REALLY TACK A HARD LOOK AT WAY
WEES CAN BRING TOGETHER THE
PIECES AND PARTS AS RICK
DESCRIBES IT THE CONNECTIVE
TISSUES WITHIN OUR INSTITUTION
TO HELP INDIVIDUALS THINK ABOUT
THE ROLE THAT THE COMMUNITY
COLLEGE CAN HELP THEM--KIND OF
THE ROLE WE CAN PLAY IN MEETING
THEIR NEEDS OF THAT KIND OF
TRAINING AND AGAIN, TO
CONNECT--I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT
AS DR. SNYDER MENTIONED TO HAVE
THOSE CONNECTIONS WITH THE
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIES IN OUR
COMMUNITY AND EMPLOYERS IN OUR
COMMUNITY TO HELP GET PEOPLE
DIRECTED VERY QUICKLY AND MOVING
QUICKLY THROUGH PROGRAMS AND
SERVICES, THIS ISN'T A TIME FOR
US TO BE A PART OF, YOU KNOW
WELL, YOU KNOW IT'S GOING TO
TAKE YOU 2 YEARS TO GET THROUGH
THIS PROGRAM.
YOU KNOW PEOPLE WANT TO GET BACK
TO WORK AND GET BACK TO THEIR
LIVES AND WE THINK THAT WE CAN
PLAY A BIG PART EVER THAT.
AND I THINK IT'S--YOU KNOW
STARTING TO HAPPEN IN A PRETTY
REAL WAY AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT
50,000 PEOPLE, EVEN IF 10% COME
OUR WAY, YOU KNOW WE--OUR--VERY
QUICKLY OUR CAMPUSES ARE GOING
TO BE FILLED AND THAT'S A GOOD
THING THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ABOUT IN
HELPING WITH PEOPLE THROUGH AND
INTO THOSE EXCITING NEW CAREERS.
SO AS YOU PRACTICE THIS QUICK
AND NIMBLE BEHAVIOR AND YOU'RE
BOTH WORK NOTHING THE BUSINESS
COMMUNITY TO CREATE THESE
PROGRAMS, HOW DO YOU KEEP IN
TOUCH WITH EACH TOGETHER TO MAKE
SURE YOU'RE NOT DUPLICATING
EFFORTS?
DO HAVE YOU A BREAKFAST EVERY
WEEK?
OR DO YOU CALL.
THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.
THAT IS A GOOD IDEA.
THE INTERESTING THING IS THAT
WE RUN ACROSS EACH OTHER MORE
PLACES THAN WE WOULD HAVE
EXPECTED AND I THINK THE
IMPORTANT THING IS THAT WE
RECOGNIZE TOGETHER YOU KNOW
WHICH ORGANIZATION, WHICH
COLLEGE HAS THE BEST TALENT IN A
PARTICULAR AREA AND SOME OF THE
CONVERSATIONS WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO
HAVE THAT AROUND THAT, REALLY
HELP US THINK ABOUT WHAT IT IS
THAT WE CAN DO AT A VARIOUS
COLLEGES THAT CAN SUPPORT THE
NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY.
ONE OF THE THINGS JACKEY TALKED
ABOUT EARLIER WAS THE
RELATIONSHIP THAT OUR COLLEGE'S
HAVE, EXCUSE ME, IN REALLY IN
MANY WAYS, YOU KNOW, WE TALK A
LOT ABOUT THE ARTICULATE IN
ENVIRONMENTS WE HAD WITH OUR
UNIVERSITY PARTNER WHERE IS WE
HAVE 2 PLUS 2 AGREEMENTS IN MANY
WAYS THE COLLEGES OVER THE LAST
15 OR 20 YEAR VS BUILT THESE 1 +
1 COLLABRATIVE RELATIONSHIPS SO
THAT IF THERE IS A PROGRAM THAT
HAPPENS TO BE AT 1 COLLEGE OR
THE OTHER, WE'RE ABLE TO HELP
OUR STUDENTS THINK ABOUT HOW
THEY CAN MOVE IN BETWEEN OUR
SCHOOLS, OUR COLLEGES AND YOU
KNOW STAY CLOSE TO HOME, KEEP
THE TALENT THAT WE HAVE CLOSE TO
HOME AND AVOID THAT BRAIN DRAIN
THAT HAPPENS IN SO MANY OTHER
COMMUNITIES.
THAT REALLY ISN'T HAPPENING HERE
BECAUSE THERE'S PROGRAMS AND
SERVICES THAT STUDENTS CAN
PARTAKE OF COLLABORATIVELY.
AND I THINK--I THINK, YOU KNOW
WE'VE HAD THE IDEA THAT HAPPENED
SO MANY YEARS AGO THAT'S
CONTINUED ON IS PRETTY SPECIAL
HERE IN THIS COMMUNITY.
BUT WE DO FIND EACH OTHER THAT
THE MOST SURPRISING OF PLACES,
MEETINGS AND THE LIKE AND I
THINK BECAUSE WE TEND TO KIND OF
RUN IN THE SAME ENVIRONMENT, YOU
KNOW WE SEE EACH OTHER AN AWFUL
LOT AND EVEN SOMETIMES WHEN
MR. POLSKY CALLS US AND SAY CAN
YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPEN
NOTHING THE COLLEGE TGIVES US
MORE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK.
WE HAVE HAD PHONE
CONVERSATIONS, IF TERRY REALIZES
THAT HE'S HAVING A REQUEST TO
START A PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE,
YOU KNOW HE'S BEEN VERY GOOD
ABOUT CALLING ME AND SAY, WELL,
SO AND SO'S ASKING US TO DO THIS
PROGRAM, DO WE NEED 2 OF THEM?
SO I THINK THERE'S JUST SO MUCH
CONNECTION.
I MEAN, I THINK OUR HEALTH
PEOPLE HAVE WORKED VERY CLOSELY
TOGETHER, I KNOW GENIE, KAREN,
SANDY, THEY HAVE WORKED TOGETHER
TO SHARE INFORMATION AND SHARE
RESOURCES AND AS WE DEVELOPED
OUR FACILITY, WE TALKED BACK AND
FORTH ABOUT WHAT IS NEEDED FOR
THE COMMUNITY.
SO, I THINK THE MORE THAT WE
CONNECT, THE BETTER AND I KNOW
THAT BOB AND BOB ARE FRIENDS AND
THAT HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING.
WE HAVE OUR 2 FINANCE PEOPLE
KNOW EACH OTHER.
SO THAT'S EITHER REALLY GOOD OR
NOT SO GOOD.
I AM NOT SURE WHICH.
IT'S BEEN PRETTY GOOD FOR
BOTH OF US.
YEAH, OKAY.
THIS IS KIND OF A QUESTION
THINKING AHEAD: CLASSROOMS AND
HIGHER EDUCATION SEEM TO HAVE
CHANGED VERY LITTLE OVER THE
YEARS, WHAT DO YOU THINK THE
CLASSROOM OF THE FUTURE MIGHT
LOOK LIKE?
AND WHAT ARE WAYS WHERE TEACHING
OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM?
YOU WANT ME TO START?
GOOD AHEAD.
GOOD AHEAD.
I'M ALSO A PROUD COMMUNITY
COLLEGE GRADUATE AND I WOULD SAY
THAT I THINK THE CLASSROOMS
CHANGED QUITE A BIT FROM WHEN I
WAS THERE.
IT'S REALLY AMAZING TO SEE,
NEARLY EVERY DISCIPLINE NOW, USE
SOME FORM OF TECHNOLOGY.
I THINK THE WAYS THAT WE ENGAGE
OUR STUDENTS AND WHAT'S
HAPPENING IN THE CLASSROOM IS SO
MUCH DIFFERENT, AND WHILE I
THINK THAT THE TECHNOLOGIES, THE
PART OF THAT, I THINK ALSO THE
TEACHING AND LEARNING STYLES
THAT WE'VE BROUGHT INTO THE
CLASSROOM ARE VERY DIFFERENT,
YOU KNOW YEARS AGO, WHEN I WAS A
STUDENT, IF I WORK WIDE 3 OR 4
OF MY FELLOW STUDENTS, OUR
FACULTY MEMBER WOULD HAVE CALL
TODAY CHEATING AND TODAY WE CALL
IT WORKING IN TEAMS AND WE THINK
ABOUT WAYS THAT SOMEONE THEN CAN
USE THAT AND TRANSITION THAT
TEAM WORK SKILL THAT MAY HAPPEN
IN A JOINT PROGRAM WITHIN THE
CLASSROOM INTO THE WORKPLACE.
AND PART OF WHAT WE'VE TRIED TO
DO AND THE TEACHING LEARNING
PROCESS OVER THE LAST SEVERAL
YEARS IS THINK ABOUT WAYS THAT
AN INDIVIDUAL OR STUDENT THAT'S
STUDYING WITH US BECOMES AN
EMPLOYEE AND WAYS OF THAT AND
SKILLS THAT ARE REALLY
IMPORTANT, SOMETIME IT IS
THEY'RE HARD SKILLS, SOMETIMES
SOFT, THE WAYS THAT A STUDENT
MIGHT TRANSITION INTO THE
WORKPLACE AND THE SKILLS THEY
MIGHT NEED.
WE ALL KNOW THINGS LIKE TEAM
WORK ARE REALLY IMPORTANT.
ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS WE'VE
DONE IS LOOK AT WAYS WE CAN ALSO
BUILD THAT KIND OF TEAM WORK OR
CROSS FUNCTIONAL APPROACH TO OUR
INSTRUCTION.
AGAIN WHEN I WAS A STUDENT, IF I
TOOK IN MY MY FRESHMAN YEAR, I
TOOK ENGLISH AND HISTORY AND A
HOST OF THOSE KINDS OF COURSES
AND THEY RAN AS INDIVIDUAL
COURSES AND THEY REALLY WEREN'T
CONNECT INDEED ANY WAY SHAPE OR
FORM, AND TODAY, A STUDENT IN A
LEARNING COMMUNITY MIGHT BE
TAKING HISTORY AND ENGLISH AND
MATH, OR HISTORY AND ENGLISH AND
SOCIOLOGY AND YOU SEE STUDENTS
WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
AND USING CRITICAL THINKING
SKILLS WHICH ARE SO IMPORTANT IN
THE WAY WE BUILD CURRICULUM,
USING THOSE CRITICAL THINKING
SKILLS TO APPLY WHAT THEY MAY BE
LEARN NOTHING THAT ENGLISH CLASS
TO A HISTORY LESSON THAT THEY
HAD IN THE MORNING AND TO A
SOCIOLOGY LESSON THEY HAD LATER
IN THE MORNING AND THOSE FACULTY
ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO THINK
ABOUT HOW WE CAN CROSS, YOU KNOW
CROSS FERTILIZE THE WORK THAT
THE STUDENTS ARE DOING AND
REALLY APPLY THE ACADEMICS THAT
ARE BEING PROVIDED IN THE
CLASSROOM AND THAT'S COMPARED TO
RUNNING ENGLISH OR HISTORY OR
SORBIOLOGY AS SEPARATE COURSES.
I THINK THE OTHER THING THAT'S
DIFFERENT AND VERY, VERY
DIFFERENT THAN WHEN I WAS A
STUDENT AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
AND AT THE UNIVERSITY IS, THAT
WE'VE REALLY BECOME FOCUSED ON
THE STUDENT AND REALLY BEING
LEARNER CENTERED.
MAYBE MOST IMPORTANTLY BEING
FOCUSED AROUND THE WAY WE ENGAGE
STUDENTS WITHIN THE EXPERIENCE
THEY HAVEOT CAMPUS.
WE KNOW AN AWFUL LOT ABOUT
STUDENTS TODAY THAT REALLY WHEN
I WAS A STUDENT, I DON'T THINK
PEOPLE CARED MUCH ABOUT, WE KNOW
WHAT HELPS WHAT WE CAN DO TO
HELP THE STUDENTS STAY IN THE
CLASSROOM, WE'RE NOW DOING ALL
KINDS OF RESEARCH AROUND THE
STUDENT'S FIRST 3 WEEKS ON OUR
CAMPUS AND WHAT HAPPENS THEM
THEM GET ENGAGED WITH THE CAMPUS
SO IF THEY FIND THEMSELVES AT
RISK, WE CAN HELP THEM FINDING A
SAFETY NET THAT KEEPS THEM IN
SCHOOL AND KEEPS THEM
PROGRESSING ON AND I THINK, YOU
KNOW WHEN I THINK BACK TO WHEN I
WAS A STUDENT, MY FIRST CLASS I
WALKED INTO, I HAD THE PROFESSOR
SAY SO ME, LOOK TO YOUR RIGHT,
LOOK TO YOUR LEFT, BY THE END OF
YOUR CLASS 2 OF YOU WILL BE
GONE.
AND IT REALLY WASN'T ABOUT
KEEPING THE STUDENT IN CLASS AND
RETAINING THEM AND HELPING THEM
MOVE FORWARD INTO A DEGREE
PROGRAM, IT WAS ABOUT, YOU KNOW,
WHAT'S THE SURVIVAL OF THE
FITTEST, I GUESS REALLY AND
WE'RE REALLY CHANGED THE WAY WE
DO EDUCATION AND THE COMMUNITY
COLLEGE WORLD AND THE WAY THAT
WE THINK ABOUT STUDENTS AND
CURRICULUM AND THE LIKE.
ONE MORE THING AND THEN MAYBE
TURN IT TO JACK SCHETHAT IS WHEN
I WAS A STUDENT AND I THINK EVEN
EARLY INTO THE 80S AND EARLY 90S
WE SAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S
THINKING ABOUT THE INPUTS THAT
WERE USED TO EVALUATE THE
SUCCESS OF A COLLEGE AND WE
MEASURED HOW GOOD OUR COLLEGE
WAS BY BEAUTIFUL FACILITIES OR
THE NUMBER OF PH Ds IN THE
CLASSROOM OR MAYBE EVEN THE
NUMBER OF BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY
AND POO WE HAD REALLY
OUTSTANDING RESOURCES LIKE THAT,
YOU KNOW GOOD INPUTS INTO THE
CLASSROOM, WE WERE A GREAT
COLLEGE AND TODAY, WE MEASURE
OUR TUCK SUCCESS AROUND THE
SUCCESS OF OUR STUDENTS.
WE REALLY DO LOOK AT THE OUTCOME
SIDE VERY MUCH A BUSINESS LIKE
APPROACH.
IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US, WE
THINK TO THINK ABOUT THE OUTCOME
WEES COME FROM AN ENGLISH CLASS,
A HISTORY CLASS, A CAREER
COURSE, A NURSING PROGRAM, ANY
OF OUR CAREER AND TECHNICAL
PROGRAMS, WE'RE REALLY FOCUSED
AROUND OUTCOMES RATHER THAN
INPUTS AND REALLY FOCUSED AROUND
THE WAYS THE WAY WE HELP
STUDENTS BE A MORE PRODUCTIVE
EMPLOYEE AND THAT'S THE WAY IT
USED TO BE.
I WOULD AGREE.
TERRY'S DONE A GREAT JOB OF
SUMMARIZING KIND OF HOW IT'S
DONE CURRENTLY, I WOULD OFFER
ONLY A COUPLE OF ADDITIONAL
EXAMPLES, 1 I WOULD SAY, THE
ONLINE LEARNING IS--HAS REALLY
TAKEN OVER A LOT OF WHAT WE DO.
WHEN WE START ENROLLING STUDENTS
FOR THE NEXT SEMESTER, THE FIRST
CLASSES THAT FILL ARE THE ONLINE
CLASSES, THEY ARE FULL AND GONE
BEFORE OTHER CLASSES HAVE
STARTED TO FILL.
WE ARE NOW OFFERING WHAT IS
CALLED HYBRID CLASSES WHERE YOU
TAKE PART OF YOUR CLASS ONLINE
BUT THEN YOU ALSO MEET AS A
GROUP AND HAVE EXPERIENCES WITH
THE INSTRUCTOR.
SO, HAVING A SELF--MOTIVATED
LEARNER OCCURS WHEN YOU HAVE
ONLINE LEARNING AND THAT
SELF-MOTIVATION IS REALLY PART
OF WHAT'S TAKING OVER THE
CLASSROOM.
I'LL GIVE YOU SORT OF THE
ULTIMATE EXAMPLE OF TEACHING AND
I JUST VISITED A COMMUNITY
COLLEGE THIS WEEKEND, WHO HAD
OPENED A NURSING AND ALLIEDED
HEALTH CENTER AND THEY HAD
STUDENTS IN THE PROGRAM WHO WERE
DOING ORIGINAL RESEARCH IN THE
LABS WITH THE TEACHER AS COACH.
AND I THINK THAT IS A HUGE
CHANGE FROM WHEN WE GREW UP, WE
WENT TO SCHOOL, THE TEACHER
STOOD AND LECTURES AND WE TOOK
NOTES AND WE CAME BACK AND TOOK
A TEST ON THOSE NOTES.
NOW, IT'S ABOUT CREATING
SITUATIONS SO THE STUDENT CAN
LEARN THE INFORMATION THROUGH AN
EXPERIENCE THROUGH EXPOSURE,
THROUGH WORKING WITH TEAMS WITH
OTHER PEOPLE IN THE CLASSROOM,
THROUGH DOING RESEARCH IN THE
INTERNET, WITH COMING UP WITH
COMBINED PRESENTATIONS, IT'S A
TOTALLY DIFFERENT TYPE OF
LEARNING, IT'S A DIFFERENT KIND
OF WORK FOR THE TEACHER, AND FOR
THE PERSON WHO IS "INSTRUCTING"
THE CLASS AND IT'S A DIFFERENT
KIND OF EXPERIENCE FOR THE
LEARNER.
SOMETIMES THEY DON'T LIKE IT
THAT WELL, THEY WOULD JUST
ASSUME HAVE YOU LECTURE THEM AND
THEY CAN WRITE IT DOWN.
BUT THEY WILL RETAIN MORE
INFORMATION, THEY WILL LEARN
MORE BY GOING THROUGH AN
EXPERIENCIAL LEARNING AND
THEREFORE THE OUTCOMES WILL BE
BETTER.
COULD YOU TELL US WE'LL START
WITH DR. SNYDER THIS TIME, WHAT
ARE THE COLLEGES DOING TO
ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF AN
INCREASINGLY DIVERSE POPULATION
AND THAT'SA KIND OF A CHANGE
THAT'S HAPPENING ACROSS THE
METROAREA.
SO WILL TELL US HOW YOU'RE
DEALING WITH THAT.
THAT'S A GREAT QUESTIONMENT
WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH THAT.
THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE OF COLOR
HAVE INCREASED IN THE LAST FEW
YEARS CERTAINLY AT ALL OF OUR
INSTITUTIONS, PIN VALLEY, WHERE
DR. FRANKLIN IS, IS OUR MOST
DIVERSE CAMPUS WITH ABOUT 40% OF
THE POPULATION BEING STUDENTS OF
COLOR.
BUT WE HAVE HAD AN INCREASED
NUMBER OF STUDENTS ON BOTH OF
OUR MABEL WOODS AND LONG VIEW
AND I THINK BLUE RIVER
INCREASED, TOO, OF MINORITY
GROUPS, HISPANIC OTHER GROUPS
WHO ARE NONSPEAKERS OF ENGLISH,
SO WE HAVE HAD TO ADD LENG ISSAS
A SECOND LANGUAGE AT MORE
LOCATIONS, AS 1 EXAMPLE OF
GETTING PEOPLE STARTED IN A
LANGUAGE MODES.
WE'VE RECENTLY HIRED A DIRECTOR
OF DIVERSITY BECAUSE THE ISSUES
THAT HAVE COME ABOUT ON CAMPUSES
ARE 1S OF CULTURE, OF IF A
STUDENT GOES INTO A CLASSROOM
AND THE PROFESSOR SAYS TURN OFF
YOUR CELL PHONES YOU CAN'T USE
THEM IN THE CLASSROOM, 1 STUDENT
CLICK IT OFF AND SAYS, OKAY,
SOME OF THEM SEE IT AS AN ATTACK
ON THEM PERSONALLY.
SOME OF IT HAS TO DO WITH THE
CULTURAL BACKGROUND.
SO WE'RE DOING MORE TRAINING
WITH OUR FACULTY WITH OUR STAFF,
ON HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THOSE
ISSUES, HOW DO YOU LOOK AT
WHAT'S CULTURE AND WHAT'S
APPROPRIATE AND INAPPROPRIATE SO
IT REQUIRES MORE TRAINING,
REQUIRES MORE RECOURSES BECAUSE
THE NUMBERS OF INDIVIDUALS WHO
ARE COMING TO US EITHER NEEDING
ENGLISH OR TRANSITIONAL KINDS OF
TRAINING TO GET INTO THE CULTURE
IS A BIG PART OF WHAT WE'RE
DOING.
SO, WHAT IT REALLY MEANS FOR US
IS ADDING ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
AND PEOPLE TO HELP WITH THAT
KIND OF TRANSITION.
I WOULD AGREE THAT WE REALLY
ARE TRULY WORKING IN A GLOBAL
ECONOMY NOW AND THE CHALLENGE
THAT OUR STUDENTS FACE IF WE
DON'T REALLY DEEPLY INVOLVE ARE
THOSE STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF,
ALL OF US IN PROGRAMS THAT HELP
STUDENTS BE PREPARED FOR THE
WORKFORCE.
YOU KNOW WE'RE DOING A
DISSERVICE TO THEM AND OUR
EMPLOYERS AND I THINK IT'S
REALLY IMPORTANT THAT OUR
COLLEGE HAS TAKEN ON THE SAME
MIND SET OF BROADENING OUT ALL
OF THE DIVERSE MECH NICHES
WITHIN OUR INSTITUTION SO THAT
STUDENTS BECOME BETTER PREPARED.
I WOULD SAY FIRST, BUT NOT
NECESSARILY ONLY AROUND THE
WHOLE DYNAMIC OF GLOBAL ECONOMY
AND THE WAYS THAT WE CAN HELP
OUR COMMUNITIES BECOME MORE
CULTURALLY PROFICIENT.
THE OTHER TACT THAT WE'VE
TAKEERN ON AND SIMILAR TO WHAT'S
HAPPEN NOTHING METROPOLITAN,
WE'VE RECENTLY, I GUESS IN THE
LAST YEAR AND HALF OR SO,
INITIATED AN OFFICE OF DIVERSITY
EQUITY AND INCLIEWGZ.
ONE OF THE THINGS WE'VE TAKEN A
HARD LOOK AT IS ALL THE VARIOUS
ISSUES WITHIN A COMPLEX
DIVERSITY PROGRAM.
FOR INSTANCE, I GUESS ABOUT 2 OR
3 MONTHS AGO, WE OFFERED A MAJOR
CONFERENCE THROUGH OUR DIVERSITY
OFFICE AROUND AUTISM.
AND THE ISSUES AROUND SUPPORTING
TEACHERS AND PARENTS AND
STUDENTS AND FACULTY, AND THE
WAYS THAT WE WILL PROVIDE
EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR THE
EXPERIENCES FOR STUDENT WHO IS
COME TO US, WHO HAVE AUTISM AND
IT'S IMPORTANT FOR OUR FACULTY
AND OTHERS TO BE AWARE, ALL OF
US THAT ARE WORKING IN THE
COMMUNITY TO LOOK AT THE
IMPORTANCE OF ABILITIES AND
DISABILITIES OF STUDENTS.
IT'S ABSOLUTELY IMPORTANT FOR US
TO THINK ABOUT ISSUES RELATED TO
CULTURE AND RACE AND WAYS THAT
WE CAN BUILD ALL OF THOSE ISSUES
INTO CURRICULUM.
WAYS WE CAN BUILD IT INTO
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT, BUT
ALSO ALL THE OTHER DIVERSITY
ISSUES AND I KNOW YOU ALL ARE
DOING GREAT THINGS AT MOO ROUGH
POLITAN AROUND THAT.
AS YOU WALK AROUND THIS CAMPUS
YOU'LL SEE BEAUTIFUL ART AND THE
SUPPORT THE OPPENHEIMERS HAVE
PROVIDED US AND I THINK YOU WILL
SEE THE GREAT VISION EARLY ON
AND THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING ART
THAT EXPOSING US TO--EXPOSES US
TO ALL OF THOSE GREAT
OPPORTUNITIES AROUND DIVERSITY
AS WELL AND SOME OF THE GREAT
ART THAT'S THERE, HELPS US THINK
ABOUT, STUDY ABOUT, CREATE A
LABORATORY IN OUR HALLWAYS
AROUND DIVERSITY AND EQUITY.
YOU KNOW WE'RE REALLY LOOKING AT
ALL THE ASPECTS OF WHAT I
DIVERSITY PROGRAM WILL BE ABOUT,
ANYWHERE FROM HOW WE DO IT IN
THE CLASSROOM, HOW WE DO IT
USING ART, HOW WE PROVIDE
EDUCATION AROUND GLOBAL ECONOMY
AND ALL THE SPECIAL THINGS
AROUND ABILITYS AND DISABILITIES
AND ORIENTATION AND THE LIKE, IS
REALLY IMPORTANT, I THINK IS
MORE IS MORE OUR COMMUNITY'S
BECOMING DIVERSE, EVEN IN
JOHNSON COUNTY WHICH IS
HISTORICALLY NOT BEEN THE MOST
DIVERSE COMMUNITY, NOW THE
LARGEST POPULATION GROWTH IS
HAPPENING WITHIN OUR HISPANIC
COMMUNITY AND SO WE'RE SEEING A
TREMENDOUS GROWTH AND SO, THE
ISSUES AROUND ENGLISH LANGUAGE
LEARNING AND THE LIKE IS REALLY
IMPORTANT FOR US AND SO WE'RE
TRYING TO BUILD ALL THAT INTO
THE CURRICULUM AS WELL AND LOOK
AT THE WAYS WE CAN DO BROAD
BASED COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM.
I WAS JUST THINKING 1 FINAL
COMMENT THAT WE DO HAVE A LARGE
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
POPULATION, I THINK YOU DO AS
WELL.
I KNOW AT PIN VALLEY WE HAVE
STUDENTS FROM OVER 60 DIFFERENT
COUNTRIES AND SO THERE'S A GREAT
TEND ENS TOW RECRUIT AND BRING
STUDENTS IN FROM ALL OVER THE
WORLD WHICH I THINK IS A GREAT
WAY TO REALLY INTRODUCE OUR
STUDENTS TO OTHER CULTURES AND
WHAT'S GOING ON OTHER PLACES.
DR. FRANKLIN GAVE ME A TOUR
OF THE CAMPUS AND A WHILE BACK
AND WE HAD THE CHANCE TO WALK
THROUGH THE STUDENT CENTER WHERE
THE FLAGS OF ALL OF THE THE
NATIONS THAT THE CAMPUS SERVICES
WAS SO POWERFUL AND TO SEE THE
STUDENTS INTERACTING AND
ENGAGING AT YOUR COLLEGE AND ALL
THE THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING
AROBED THE INTERNATIONAL
EDUCATION IS REALLY TREMENDOUS
AND AS WE DO, AS WELL, YOU KNOW
BETTER THAN 300 STUDENTS ON OUR
CAMPUS ARE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES,
AROUND THE WORLD AND AGAIN,
COMING TO OUR COMMUNITIES
BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THERE'S
THAT RICH ENVIRONMENT HERE TO
STUDY AND IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO
PIN VALLEY AND HAD A CHANCE TO
TOUR THROUGH THE FACILITY, IT'S
A REAL TREAT AND I'M SURE, YOU
WILL BE VERY OPEN TO DOING THAT
FOR OUR COMMUNITY.
IT'S GREAT IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN
IT TO SEE THAT TREMENDOUS
RICHNESS OF THE EXPERIENCE AND
BY THE WAY, THOSE INTERNATIONAL
STUDENTS BRING THE TREMENDOUS
EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO ALL
OF US WHO MAY HAVE NOT BEEN TO
SOME OF THRR COUNTRIES AND
THEY--THEIR COUNTRIES AND IN
MANY WAYS THEY BECOME THE
TEACHERS OF THE CLASSROOM FOR US
AS WELL.
SO I CONGRATULATE YOU ON THE
GOOD WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING.
NTHANK YOU.
WE HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS HERE
ABOUT ECONOMIC CHALLENGES IN
TODAY'S ENVIRONMENT, EVERYTHING
FROM WILL BE YOU ELIMINATING
CERTAIN PROGRAMS, TO WILL YOU BE
SEEKING FEDERAL SIMULOUS PACKAGE
FUNDING?
SO MAYBE DR. SNYDER YOU CAN
START WITH THAT?
SURE.
ACTUALLY I SPENT AN ENORMOUS
HASHES MOUNT OF TIME TALKING
JUST ABOUT THAT, ABOUT BUDGETS
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HAS A BUDGET OF APPROXIMATELY
140 MILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY.
WE HAVE CUT 5 MILLION DOLLARS
OUT OF OUR BUDGET THIS YEAR,
WE'RE CUTTING ANOTHER 8 MILLION
OUT OF OUR BUDGET NEXT YEAR.
AND THAT TRULY IS BECAUSE WE ARE
FUNDED IN 3 DIFFERENT METHODS,
BY STATE FUNDING, BY LOCAL
PROPERTY TAX AND BY TUITION.
AND THE LOCAL PROPERTY TAX AND
REVENUES HAVE NOT MET
EXPECTATIONS AND SO, WE ARE
FORCED TO MAKE SOME CUTS.
AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME, WE HAVE
NOT HAD TO CUT PROGRAMS OR
PEOPLE, BUT WE HAVE ALSO FROZEN
HIRING AND SO WE HAVE PROBABLY
10% FEWER EMPLOYEES THAN WE
NORMALLY WOULD JUST THROUGH
ATTRITION.
AND WE ARE LOOKING AT EVERY
EXPENDITURE, THOSE OF YOU WHO
ARE HERE FROM MCC AND FEEL THE
CRUNCH EVERY TIME YOU WANT TO
BUY SOMETHING AND SAY NO, WE
DON'T REALLY HAVE TO HAVE THAT
WE ARE LOOKING ATENTIOUS
FICIENCY MEASURES, WE VALVED HOW
WE DO BUSINESS AND LOOKING AT
PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES TO
STREAM LINE THINGS SO THAT WE DO
MORE ONLINE, LESS PAPER, I MEAN
YOU NAME IT, ANY KIND OF
EFFICIENCY MEASURE THAT A
BUSINESS MIGHT LOOK AT, WE HAVE
LOOKED AT 2.
AND WE HAVE TO BECOME BETTER AT
USING THE THE RESOURCES WE HAVE,
THEY ARE LIMITED.
AND WE KNOW THAT WILL HAPPEN IN
THE FUTURE.
SO PART OF THE SAME TEAM I
MENTIONED EARLIER THAT'S LOOKING
AT WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IS ALSO
LOOKING AT REVENUE GENERATION
AND HOW DO WE BRING ADDITIONAL
RESOURCES INTO THE INSTITUTION
THROUGH GRANTS, THROUGH
FUNDRAISING, THROUGH TRAINING.
A LOT OF WHAT WE CALL BUSINESS
TRAINING SOLUTION, YOUR BUSINESS
AND INDUSTRY TRAINING.
IS PART WHAT HAVE WE DO TO BRING
IN ADDITIONAL RESOURCES?
AS YOU LOOK AT THE STIMULUS
PACKAGE THERE, THE AREAS THAT
THE STIMULUS PACKAGE IS GOING TO
SUPPORT ARE THE EXACT AREAS THAT
WE'RE WORKING ON ANYWAY.
WE'RE NOT WORKING ON THEM JUST
BECAUSE THE STIMULUS PACKOG WILL
FUND THEM, BUT BECAUSE THAT'S
WHAT THE COMMUNITY NEEDS AND
THAT IS IN THE AREA OF
HEALTHCARE AND ENERGY, GREEN
ENERGY PROTUBINGS AND
WORKFORCE--PRODUCTION AND
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ALL OF
THOSE ARE AREAS THAT THE
STIMULUS PACKAGE WILL SUPPORT
AND SO WE FEEL COMFORTABLE THAT
THE KIND OF PROGRAMS WE'RE
PUTTING INTO PLACE WILL BE 1S
THAT HOPEFULLY WILL BE FUNDED.
AS WE HEARD THE PRECEPTATION
THIS MORNING, THE TRICKY PART
ABOUT THE STIMULUS PACKAGE IS OF
COURSE FIGURING OUT HOW THE
FUNDS ARE GOING TO FLOW.
SOME OF IT WILL COME THROUGH THE
STATE AND WILL BE DISTRIBUTED
INTO THE NORMAL STATE PROCESSES,
OTHERS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED
THROUGH SPECIFIC KINDS OF GRANTS
THAT WILL BE SET UP.
GARY'S HAS ACTUALLY READ THE
ENTIRE 700 WHATEVER PAGES OF THE
STIMULUS BILL AND IDENTIFIED
THOSE AREAS IN WHICH COMMUNITY
COLLEGES WILL BE ABLE TO
APPROACH OF THE GOVERNMENT FOR
FUNDS.
WE'RE A GREAT PART OF GETTING
THIS ECONOMY STIMULATED AGAIN
AND SO USING THE RESOURCES FROM
THIS BILL IS GOING TO BE HELPFUL
TO US BECAUSE WE NEED THE
RESOURCES BUT IT'S ALSO GOING TO
BE HELPFUL TO THE COMMUNITY
BECAUSE IT WILL CREATE THE JOBS
THAT ARE NEEDED AND CREATE THE
PEOPLE WHO ARE NEEDED FOR THOSE
JOBS.
SO IT'S VITAL, IT'S REALLY VITAL
FOR US.
FROM OUR END, OUR STORY IS
SIMILAR ACTUALLY.
WE HAVE CUT 3 MILLION OUT OF OUR
BUDGET THIS YEAR AND FOR NEXT
YEAR WE'LL BE AT ABOUT 8.1
MILLION OUT OF A TOTAL BUDGET
THIS YEAR, ABOUT 200 MILLION
DOLLARS.
SO PRETTY SIGNIFICANT CUT.
WE HAVE FROZEN POSITIONS AND
WE'RE TRYING TO DO SOME OF THE
CUTTING AND THE LIKE BY THAT,
THAT MECHANISM.
WE'LL TAKE PROBABLY 30 FULL-TIME
POSITIONS OUT OF OUR MIX FOR
NEXT YEAR, 50 PART-TIME AS OF
RIGHT NOW BUT THAT NUMBER COULD
GO UP HIGHER DEPENDING ON WHAT
HAPPENS IN THE LEGISLATURE OVER
THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.
AND WHAT THE NUMBERS EVENTUALLY
LOOK LIKE FOR US.
WE TO DATE HAVE REALLY TAKEN A
VERY HARD LINE ON--IT'S NOT OUR
INTENTION TO DO ANY CUTTING OF
ANY ACADEMIC PROGRAMS OR
SERVICES FOR THAT MATTER FWE
CAN, ELIMINATION OR REDUCTION OF
SERVICE BUT DEPENDING ON WHERE
THE BUDGET GOES AND YOU NEVER
KNOW THAT STORY COULD CHANGE
QUICKLY BUT AS OF NOW WE'RE NOT
TOUCHING ANYTHING THAT AFFECTS
INSTRUCTION AND STUDENT LEARNING
AND WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO CARRY
THAT THROUGH, THROUGH GOOD
LEADERSHIP FROM FOLKS LIKE
DR. RHINE HARD OUR CHIEF
ACADEMIC OFFICER.
WE CONTINUED TO FILL AND SAY
WOULD FILL ONLY FACULTY
POSITIONS OR ONLY POSITIONS THAT
ARE MISSION CRITICAL AND
DIRECTED TOWARDS EITHER THAT
INSTRUCTIONAL PROCESS OR THE NEW
EFFORTS THAT WE'RE TAKING ON
UNDER LEARNER ENGAGE AND WANT WE
FILLED THOSE POSITIONS THAT
ARE-
POSITIONS THAT ARE VERY MUCH
FOLK FOCUSED ON HELPING STUDENTS
AND STAYING IN SCHOOL.
AS FAR AS THE STIMULUS PACKAGE,
JUST AS DR. SNYDER MENTIONED ARE
MAKING SURE THAT ALL THE
PROPOSALS WE PUT BETTER THAN 12
MILLION DOLLARS ON THE TABLE
FROM OUR COLLEGE RELATED TO THE
STIMULUS MONEY AND WE THINK SOME
WILL COME THROUGH THE STATE TO
US THROUGH THAT.
BUT VERY MUCH WE FOCUS THOSE
EFFORTS AROUND PROGRAMS LIKE
SUSTAINABILITY, HEALTHCARE, OW
ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING
PROGRAMS, AND PROGRAM AREAS THAT
WE KNOW WILL BE ABLE TO HELP
STUDENTS OR INDIVIDUAL WHO IS
ARE LOOKING TO GET IN NEW
CAREERS, GET FOCUSED AND GET
STARTED MOVING FORWARD.
WE HAVE ALSO LOOKED AT BOTH
SIDES OF THE BAMMANCE SHEET, NOT
JUST REDUCING COSTS AND EXPENSES
BUT ALSO WAYS THAT WE MIGHT BE
ABLE TO GENERATE NEW REVENUE,
CERTAINLY THROUGH WORKFORCE
DEVELOP AM AS ON OUR TEAM, AND
TIM GAL VAN WHO MENTIONED US
EARLIER IS TAKEN ON A NEW ROLE
IN CORPORATE OUTREACH TO HELP US
REACH OUT INTO THE OPPORTUNITY
AND IDENTIFY WAYS WE MIGHT BE
ABLE TO WORK IN A DIFFERENT WAY
WITH OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND
WE THINK THAT THAT'S AN
IMPORTANT WAY TO HAVE TOUCH
POINTS TO HELP US INVEST OUR
RESOURCES IN THE WISEST WAY AND
HE'S DONE A GREAT JOB OF HELPING
US KEEP OUR FINGER ON THE PULSE
OF WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR
EMPLOYER COMMUNITY AND WE THINK
THAT THAT WILL HELP US AS WELL.
WE DO EXPECT THAT WE'RE GOING TO
SEE AN ENROLLMENT INCREASE AND 1
OF THE THINGS THAT COMES WITH
THAT, IS THE DIFFICULT OF THE
EXTRA SERVICES WE WILL BE
PROVIDING BECAUSE OF SOME OF
THOSE NEW STUDENTS TO US WILL BE
COMING TO US FROM AN
UNEMPLOYMENT SITUATION, BUT THAT
I
BRINGS NOW REVENUE TOO.
SO WE'RE THINKING WE CAN BALANCE
THE BUDGET RIGHT NOW, WITHOUT A
TAX LEVEE ADJUSTMENT IN FACT OUR
ENTIRE BOARD HAS SAID, WE THINK
THIS IS THE TIME TO BE BUSINESS
FRIENDLY AND SO FOR BETTER THAN
A YEAR OUR BOARD HAS SAID THAT
AS A WHOLE THAT WE'RE NOT GOING
TO RAISE OUR TAXERATE AND WE
WANT TO BE BUSINESS FRIENDLY AND
CONTINUE TO HELP SUPPORT OR OUR
LOCAL TAXPAYERS AS WELL SO WE'RE
NOT RATCHETING UP EXTRA REVENUE
WHEN PERSONAL INCOME IS SO TIGHT
AND WE'RE TRYING TO DO THOSE AND
WE THINK WE WILL GET THROUGH IT
TOGETHER AND THEN WE GIST WATCH
WHAT JACKEY DOES.
YEAH, RIGHT.
BECAUSE WE THINK THEY'RE
DOING IT RIGHT OVER THERE.
OH, RIGHT.
DR. CALAWAY YOU MENTION THAD
ENROLLMENT'S GOING TO INCREASE
BUT QUAFF ALSO TALKED ABOUT
LEARNER ENGAGEMENT SO GETTING
THE STUDENTS HERE IS 1 THING BUT
KEEPING THEM HERE IS ANOTHER.
CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT WHAT
LEARNER ENGAGEMENT IS?
SURE, THANK YOU FOR THAT
QUESTION.
OUR COLLEGE HAS TAKE OWN A NEW
WAY OF THINKING ABOUT HOW DO WE
RETAIN STUDENTS AND HELP
STUDENTS BE SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE
WE WANT TO BE SO FOCUSED ON
MAKING SURE THAT STUDENTS ARE AS
SUCCESSFUL AS THEY CAN BE AND 1
OF THE THINGS WE KNOW IS A FACT
IS THAT IF A STUDENT IS
CONNECTED INTO THE COLLEGE IN
SOME WAY SHAPE OR FORM, WHEN
THEY FIND THEMSELVES AT RISK,
EITHER THROUGH MAYBE LOSS OF A
JOB AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY'RE
FINDING HAVING DIFFICULT PAYING
FOR THEIR CAR OR GAS MONEYY OR
TUITION AND BOOKS IF THEY'RE
ENGAGED WITHIN OUR COLLEGE
COMMUNITY, EITHER WITH THE
FACULTY MEMBER, WITH A COUNSELOR
OR SOMEONE IN OUR CAREER
SERVICES AREA, THROUGH MAYBE
POSSIBLILY THROUGH A STUDENT
CLUB OR CONNECT WIDE A PEER
STUDENT, WE THINK HELPING
STUDENTS MAKE THOSE CONNECTIONS
AND STUDENTS HAVING THOSE REALLY
TIGHT BONDS WITH INDIVIDUALS
WILL HELP THEM FIND A SAFETY NET
IN FACT THEY FIND THEMSELVES AT
RISK AND OUR GOAL IS NOT JUST
GETTING A NEW STUDENT IN THE
DOOR, BUT OUR GOAL REALLY IS
HELPING THEM WALK ACROSS THE
STAGE AT GRADUATION IF THAT'S
THEIR END GOAL AND SO WE'VE BEEN
WORKING VERY HARD AT IDENTIFYING
WHAT THOSE CONNECTIVE TISSUES
ARE THAT THEY TALK ABOUT SO
ELOQUENTLY IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE
TO VISIT WITH THILL.
FIGURING OUT WAY WHAT'SY CAN
IDENTIFY THE CONNECTING POINTS
FOR STUDENTS SO THAT ONCE THEY
GET HERE WE IDENTIFY AND HELP
THEM WORK TOWARDS WHERE THE
SPECIAL SERVICES THEY MIGHT NEED
EARLY ON AND DEVELOPMENT AT
EDUCATION COURSE, MATH, OR
READING COULD BE WHAT IDENTIFY
WAG THE CAREER PROGRAM MIGHT BE
FOR THEM.
AND THEN, HELPING THEM ALSO GET
CONNECTED WITH FACULTY IN THE
CLASSROOM WITH COUNSELORS
OUTSIDE, MAYBE ON GETTING ENGAGE
WIDE THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER OR
ATHLETICS OR 1 OF THE MANY
THINGS THAT HAPPEN THROUGH OUR
STUDENT SERVICES AREA AND MAKING
THOSE CONNECTIONS SO THAT
STUDENTS REALLY DO FIGURE OUT A
WAY TO STAY SOMETIME WHEN IS
THEY FIND THEMSELVES AT RISK.
TO ME THERE'S NOTHING YOU KNOW
THAT I WANT TO JUMP INTO THE
MIDDLE OF MORE THAN WATCHING A
STUDENT EACH LUNCH BY THEMSELVES
IN THE CAFETERIA AND SOMETIMES
THEY'RE STUDYING AND READING AND
THEY WANT THEIR PRIVATE TIME BUT
1 OF THE THINGS RICK WILL TELL
YOU IS WE JUMP RIGHT INTO THE
MIDDLE OF THAT AND SIT DOWN AND
HAVE LUNCH WITH THEM AND
IDENTIFY A WAY THAT WE CAN HELP
MAKE THAT STUDENT MAKE THE
CONNECTION.
FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE IF YOU CAN
CONNECT STUDENTS WITH OTHER
STUDENTS OR WITH MEMBERS OF THE
TEAM, HERE, THEN WE CAN HELP
THEM STAY WHEN TIMES GET TOUGH
AND WE THINK THAT'S GOING TO
HELP US.
WE BELIEVE THAT WE CAN INCREASE
OUR RETENTION RATES BY 25 OR 30%
AND SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT WHAT
THAT CAN MEAN FOR US AND WE THAN
WE HAVE GREAT PEOPLE IN THAT
ENVIRONMENT TO DO VERY GOOD
WORK.
KEEP WATCHING WHAT RICK MOORING
IS DOING.
AND I SAID TO THE GROUP THE
OTHER DAY, RICK WAS HAVING HIS
FIRST STAFF MEETING AND THE
EXCITEMENT IN THE ROOM WAS HUGE.
WHEN YOU GET A COUNSELORS AND
ADVISERS AND FACULTY SCHESTAFF
TOGETHER WHO LIFT STUDENTS AND
WHEN YOU GET THEM TOGETHER AND
TALK ABOUT WAYS THEY CAN MAKE
THOSE CONNECTIONS WITH STUDENTS,
IT WASN'T JUST A BUZZ, IT WAS A
ROAR IN THE ROOM.
AND YOU KNOW RICK GAVE ME A
CHANCE TO GO IN AND SAY HELLO
AND 1 OF THING I SAID THEM TO IS
LITERALLY YOU'RE SAVING LIVES
PARTICULARLY IN THIS
ENVIRONMENT, YOU'RE SAVING LIVES
TODAY.
YOU'RE HELPING STUDENTS IDEBTIFY
WAY WAY THEY CAN GET CONNECTED
INTO THE COLLEGE AND STAY CAN
STAY WHEN THEY FIND THEMSELVES
AT RISK AND THEY'RE DOING GREAT
WORK.
AND HAVE TREMENDOUS ADMIRATION
FOR THE TEAM THAT'S WORKING ON
THIS.
IT'S GOING TO BE A FUN PLACE TO
BE WORKING.
SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT PROGRAM.
I'M SORRY.
WE WANT TO ASK ANOTHER
QUESTION.
I WAS GOING TO SAY, I THINK
SWREE TIME FOR 1 MORE QUESTION.
AND HAD IS ANOTHER NORM
QUESTION.
BUT IT'S A PRETTY EASY 1
CONSIDERING THE KINDS OF
QUESTIONS NORM USUALLY ASKS.
[LAUGHTER]
AND I THINK DR. SNYDER IF WE
COULD START WITH YOU, HOW DOES
THE THE COMMUNITY KNOW WHAT THE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S HAVE TO
OFFER?
HOW DO YOU GET THE WORD ABOUT
WHAT WE'RE DOING?
NORM, YOU ASK THE MAGIC
QUESTION.
THAT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE
STRUGGLE WITH CONSTANTLY.
AND PROBABLILY THEY--THE MOST
DIFFICULT PART OF OUR JOB WHAT
YOU'VE HEARD TONIGHT IS PROBABLY
JUST THIS MUCH OF WHAT WE DO AND
SO, I THINK OUR CHALLENGE IS
THAT WE DO SO MANY DIFFERENT
THINGS SO MANY DIFFERENT
PROGRAMS AND THERE'S SO MANY
OPPORTUNITIES THAT CONTINUE--WE
CONTINUE TO WORK ON GETTING THE
WORD OUT TO EVERYONE.
I THINK JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY
COLLEGE HAS JUSTICE A PHENOMENAL
REPUTATION AND CERTAINLY THE
COMMUNITY IS AWARE OF A LOT OF
THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON, BUT
I'M SURE THEY DON'T KNOW
EVERYTHING THAT'S AVAILABLE HERE
AND WE COVER A 4 COUNTY AREA, 12
DIFFERENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND
YOU KNOW A LARGER GEOGRAPHIC
AREA WITH MULTIPLE CAMPUSES AND
SO, THE CHALLENGE, I THINK
MULTIPLIED BY 5 AT LEAST, WHEN
YOU START LOOKING AT HOW DO YOU
GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT ALL OF
THOSE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS.
I THINK VENUES LIKE THIS,
CERTAINLY ARE 1 WAY AND NORM, I
THANK AND YOU APPRECIATE THE
FACT THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO ASK
US TO DO THIS KIND OF
PRESENTATION, BECAUSE EVERY TIME
WE CONTACT SOMEONE, WE GET THE
WORD OUT AND IN FACT ICHALLENGE
SOME FOLKS I WAS TALKING ABOUT
TODAY, ABOUT EVERY RELATIONSHIP
THAT WE BUILD AS INDIVIDUALS WHO
WORK AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE,
THERE IS A RIPPLE EFFECT AND I
THINK OUR TIME IS HERE, I THINK
THAT THE THE REPUTATION OF
COMMUNITY COLLEGE'S IN GENERAL
IS HIGH, AND I THINK THE KINDS
OF WORK THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE
DOING IN THE NEXT 5 TO 10 YEARS
IS GOING TO MAKE US A MORE INT
TEGERAL PART OF WHAT'S GOING ON
IN THE COMMUNITY SO I'M HOPING
THAT WILL HELP RATCHET IT UP
BECAUSE FRANKLY WE DON'T HAVE
ENOUGH MONEY TO MAKE OURSELVES A
HOUSEHOLD NAME LIKE COCA-COLA.
BUT WE CERTAINLY DO TRY AND
THANK YOU.
I THINK 1 OF THE WAYS AND I
WOULD SAY THANK YOU AGAIN TO
NORM AND ELAINE, 1 OF THE WAYS
THAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO THAT, I
THINK IS EXACTLY THROUGH EVENTS
SUCH AS THIS, AND YOU KNOW,
WHILE YOU MIGHT HOPA THAT THERE
WOULD BE THOUSANDS IN THE
THRONGS WITH US THIS EVENING,
THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE
WHO WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO
SEE THIS PRESENTATION, CABLE
NETWORKS AND CERTAINLY ACROSS
THE COMMUNITY AND KNOW ALL THE
GOOD THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING
IN AT METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY
COLLEGE AND CERTAINLY JOHNSON
COUNTY TOO.
IT'S INTERESTING BECAUSE THE WAY
WE MARKET PROGRAMS TODAY IS SO
DIFFERENT THAN STUDENTS AND WHEN
WE WERE STUDENT ITS WAS THROUGH
SCHEDULE BOOKS AND TODAY IT'S
THROUGH FACE BOOK OR SECOND CITY
OR WHATEVER--SECOND LIFE, SECOND
LIFE?
AND ALL THE THINGS THAT--SECOND
CITY'S IN CHICAGO, RIGHT?
OKAY, THAT'S--THATIA I DIFFERENT
COMEDY ROUTINE WE'LL DO--SECOND
LIFE.
BUT THERE'S SO MANY DIFFERENT
WAYS STUDENTS FIND OUT ABOUT US.
SOMETIMES IT'S THE GRAND
PARENTS, SOMETIMES IT'S THROUGH
PARENTS, SOMETIMES IT'S THROUGH
TEACHERS, SOMETIMES IT'S THROUGH
PRESENTATIONS LIKE THIS.
SOMETIMES IT'S THE TRADITIONAL
WAYS AND SOMETIMES VERY
NONTRADITIONAL AND SOMETIMES
IT'S BY TRYING PAST, IT'S TIME
FOR ME TO START SPECIAL SO I
WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOU TO
HELP US BE A PART OF GETTING THE
WORD OUT BECAUSE IT IS--IT'S
IMPORTANT JUST AS WE WERE
TALKING ABOUT LEARNER ENGAGEMENT
EARLIER, ONCE A STUDENT'S ON
CAMPUS IT'S EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT
TO FIGURE OUT THOSE CONNECTION
AND THOSE ENGAGEMENTS WE CAN
MAKE OUT IN THE COMMUNITY AND
BRING STUDENTS IN AND YOU'RE ALL
A PART OF HELPING US MAKE A
CHANGE IN OUR FINANCIAL
ENVIRONMENT OR ECONOMIC
ENVIRONMENT AND WE ENCOURAGE YOU
ALL TO CONTINUE TO PASS THE WORD
THAT WE ARE YOUR COMMUNITY'S
COLLEGE AND WE'RE HERE TO SERVE.
THANK YOU TO BOTH OF YOU VERY
MUCH THIS EVENING.
DR. TERRY CALAWAY AND
DR. JACKIE SNYDER KWE GIVE THEM
A ROUND?
[ APPLAUSE ]
I'M SURE IF YOU HAVE OTHER
QUESTIONS, OUR GUESTS WOULD BE
HAPPY TO SPEAK WITH YOU IN THE
LABY AFTER THE PROGRAM,--LOBBY
AFTER THE PROGRAM.
WHILE YOU'RE OUT THERE, HAVE A
COOKIE, HAVE SOME COFFEE, BUY A
BOOK AT THE TABLE, BUT BEFORE
YOU LEAVE, DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE
YOUR GREEN SURVEY CARD WITH
THEUSHERS BECAUSE NORM WILL CALL
US TOMORROW AND ASK US HOW MANY
WERE TURNED IN AND WE HAVE TO
HAVE THE ANSWER READY SO JOIN US
AGAIN FOR JUNE 17th FOR ADAM
BOLD AND THANK YOU FOR COMING
BOLD AND THANK YOU FOR COMING AGAIN TONIGHT.
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