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Carreon Serving on ACE Board; Spring Tuition Will Increase; DCCCD SECC Donations Up

Dr. Jesus "Jess" Carreon

For immediate release - Dec. 14, 2005

  • (Dallas) – Dr. Jesus “Jess” Carreon, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, has accepted an appointment to serve on the board of directors for the American Council on Education, based in Washington, D.C. Carreon will represent the American Association of Community Colleges for a three-year term from February 2006 through February 2009. “Lee Pelton, chairman of the board for ACE, and I are delighted to welcome Dr. Carreon as the AACC representative to the ACE board of directors,” said Dr. George Boggs, president of AACC.

    Carreon, who previously served as chairman of the board of directors for AACC, said, “I am honored to accept this appointment and to represent community colleges from across the United States. I look forward to working with ACE members on higher education issues and needs that face all two- and four-year colleges and universities.”

  • (Dallas) – The Dallas County Community College District will implement a $3-per-semester-credit-hour tuition increase in spring 2006; students will pay $36 per semester credit hour – an amount which continues to place the system among colleges that offer the lowest tuition rates in the state, thanks to the support of taxpayers in DCCCD’s service area. Enrollment continues to grow at the district’s seven colleges; that increase requires additional financial support, as well as increased costs in general operations, according to Bob Brown, DCCCD’s vice chancellor for business affairs. Rising gas and utilities prices are affecting those costs as well.

  • (Dallas) – Dallas County Community College District employees once again have contributed to the district’s most successful State Employee Charitable Campaign, donating a total of $378,897 (up over last year’s amount by $7,849) to local, state and national charitable organizations. This year’s goal was $298,823. For the first time in DCCCD’s history, one institution – Richland College – exceeded the $100,000 mark. Eight of the district’s 10 locations exceeded the 75 percent employee participation level, and the DCCCD Foundation received $134,661 in contributions. DCCCD has continued to receive statewide recognition for giving from the SECC campaign.

Press contact: Ann Hatch, 214-860-2478