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About Dr. Joe May

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Selected as the seventh chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, Dr. Joe May assumed his duties at DCCCD in late February 2014. Throughout his career, May has expanded opportunities for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree by starting at a community college. At the same time, he brings a strong commitment to improving the Dallas economy by helping to grow middle-class jobs. He is known both nationally and internationally as a result of his relentless advocacy for the role of community colleges in solving today’s most challenging social issues.

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DCCCD, JPMorgan Chase Partner to Solve Skills Gap in DFW

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As the Dallas economy grows, so does the number of opportunities for thousands of middle-skills jobs that would help fight the growth of poverty in the area. However, people looking for employment in the DFW area don’t have the skills they need to qualify for those jobs. That’s why a partnership between the Dallas County Community College District and JPMorgan Chase is critical.

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Dr. Joe May: Obama’s community college proposal is a good idea

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"Completing college isn’t an end; it’s a beginning," Dr. May wrote in a recent column published in The Dallas Morning News. "That’s why I believe the White House proposal to provide a free community college education to all Americans is a model for success."

Read the full column​.

Community Perspectives

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As a way of sharing insights from the community, Dr. May and his staff have begun a new video series, Community Perspectives.

View the latest video​.
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Rebuilding America’s Middle Class

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Dr. May is the founding president of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC). RAMC is a national organization of community colleges dedicated to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to pursue the American Dream.

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College Is for Everyone

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In June, Dr. May presented the keynote for the Texas Association of Community College Marketers (TACCM). His presentation focused on reaching non-consumers of higher education.

View slides from the presentation (PDF - 7.1MB).

Weekend Memos

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Each week, Dr. May shares highlights from the week with the DCCCD board of trustees and DCCCD employees.

Read the latest Weekend Memos​.


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