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Under the vision and leadership of Chancellor Joe May, the colleges of DCCCD are working together to develop and implement the nation’s first higher education network.
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Similar to a health network, the higher education network will allow our colleges (and partnering institutions) to leverage resources, provide more personalized services and scale up our ability to serve a large student population.
“The model that we believe best fits our needs is a higher education network,” explains Chancellor May, “one designed to build on our strengths while meeting the ever-changing needs of the communities we serve.”
Watch the video to learn more about our new operational model, including how a higher education network will help ensure that students get the right services at the right time, every time.
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.
Read more about Dr. May.
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.
"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.
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.View others in the series.
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.
View more information about RAMC.
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).