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.
In June 2016, Dr. May shared how DCCCD and Dallas ISD are partnering to open eight new Early College High Schools.
Dr. May recently shared the strategy for how community colleges can partner with the state to bring jobs to our communities.
In May 2016, Dr. May and team of consultants presented the initial findings of a six-month Student Experience Survey.
A PDF is available for viewing, as well a WebEx recording of the webinar.
As part of the annual budget process, Dr. May and his staff presented the Multi-Year Planning and Outlook for FY2017 - FY2020.
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."
As a way of sharing insights from the community, Dr. May and his staff have begun a new video series, Community Perspectives.