- CCBO Installs New Board Members
- CCBO Announces 2013 Leadership Academy Graduates
- CCBO Announces 2013 Outstanding Chief Business Officer Award Winners
- CCBO Announces 2013 Outstanding Business Officer Award Winners
- CCBO Announces 2013 Darrell E. Roberts Emerging Professional Award Winner
- CCBO Announces 2013 Exemplary Practices Award Winners
- DesPlas Selected to Lead CCBO as 2013 President
- CBORD Names Jodi Lee Denman, Senior Director of Services Operations
- What's the Impact of Sequestration On Your College?
- CardSmith and Follett Announce System Integration to Streamline Campus Card
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- CCBO Announces Ron Campbell as New Executive Director
- Dr. Bob Hassmiller announces retirement; Executive Director job search begins
- San Jose/Evergreen Community College District selects CampusWorks to provide strategic technology infrastructure services
- Nomination of Dr. Johnette McKown for AACC Board of Directors
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Charlottesville, VA (October 21, 2013) - CCBO, the premier community college association serving current and future business officers, has elected two new board members and appointed S. Brad McCormick, VP for Business Services & College Facilities at John A. Logan College, as President.
Joining the board is David Browning, Vice President, Business Services at El Centro College, who has begun a three-year term as Region 4 Representative.
Also joining the board is Russell Litke, Vice President for Administrative Services at San Juan College, who has begun a one-year term as Special Initiatives Member.
Dr. Tangila Dove, Vice President of College Services at Northeast Lakeview College, has begun a one-year term as Vice President, Regional Services. She succeeds Jami Van Ess, Vice President for Business and Administrative Services at Coconino Community College, who will serve a one-year term as President Elect.
Keith Houck, Vice President at Valencia College, has begun a two-year term as AACC Liaison. He succeeds Jim Lantz, Vice President for Administrative Services at Montcalm Community College, who has finished his term on the board as AACC Liaison.
The 2013-2014 CCBO Board of Directors also includes:
- Deborah Gilbert, Deputy Executive Director for Finance and Administration at Mississippi Community College Board, serving as Treasurer.
- Ed DesPlas, Executive Vice Chancellor, Business Affairs, at Dallas County Community College District, serving as Past President.
- Bob Gentile, Executive Vice President of Community College Services at Nelnet Business Solutions, serving as Member at Large.
- Dr. Brenda M. Leonard, Associate Vice President at Central Piedmont Community College, serving as Awards Committee Chair.
- Dr. Ron Rhames, Senior Vice President for Business Affairs at Midlands Technical College, serving as Leadership Academy Dean.
- Carla Chance, Executive Vice President at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, serving as Member at Large.
- Theresa O'Carroll, Controller at Moraine Valley Community College, serving as Member at Large.
- Suzette Senn, Director of Cash Management/Systems at Midlands Technical College, serving as Member at Large.
- Dawn Vinberg, Executive Director for Financial Services & Planning at Seattle Community College, serving as Region 1 Representative.
- Carole Coleman, Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services at Arizona Western College, serving as Region 2 Representative.
- Marla Moody, Vice Chancellor for Finance at Ozarks Technical Community College, serving as Region 3 Representative.
- Libby Argiri, Director of Financial Services at Macomb Community College, serving as Region 5 Representative.
- Russell Shaw, Vice President for Business Services at Hinds Community College, serving as Region 6 Representative.
- Dr. Betsy Summerfield, Risk Manager at Southwest Virginia Community College, serving as Region 7 Representative.
- Joseph DaSilva, Vice President of Administration & CFO at Springfield Technical Community College, serving as Region 8 Representative.
- D. Lloyd Christopher, Vice President, Finance & Operations at Bermuda College, serving as Region 9 Representative.
Charlottesville, VA (October 21, 2013) - CCBO, the premier community college association serving current and future business officers, is pleased to announce that 10 community college professionals have graduated from the CCBO Leadership Academy.
"The 2013 CCBO Leadership Academy graduates are outstanding leaders who will leave a significant and positive impression upon the community colleges that they will serve throughout their careers," said CCBO Leadership Academy Dean Dr. Ron Rhames. "The 10 graduates were highly engaged and professional in their experience with the Academy. The graduates not only learned from the Academy's outstanding faculty, they learned from each other. Our Community Colleges' financial and business management futures are in excellent hands."
The new Leadership Academy graduates are:
- Dr. Adrian Douglas, Vice President of Business Services at Dallas County Community College District.
- Rina Drescher, Assistant Manager at Midlands Technical College.
- Terrance Dunkley, Project Coordinator at Northeast Lakeview College.
- Sandra Jacquot, Assistant Controller at North Idaho College.
- Russell Litke, Vice President for Administrative Services at San Juan College.
- Dr. Judy Mitchell, Vice President of Administrative Services at Joliet Junior College.
- Siri Mullaney, Controller at Coconino Community College.
- Christopher D. Murphy, CPA, Director of Finance and Operations at Northeast Mississippi Community College.
- Sheila Smith, Budget Director at Midlands Technical College.
- W. Andy Willams, Controller at College of Lake County.
The CCBO Leadership Academy is a one-year educational program created for current and aspiring community college business officers. It features nearly 35 hours of programming in topics such as leadership skills, budgeting, auxiliary services, risk management, human resources, endowment management, and other relevant topics. Also included in the program is registration at two CCBO Annual International Conferences, a mid-year project, and a yearlong mentorship with past and present CCBO leadership.
Charlottesville, VA (October 21, 2013) - CCBO, the premier community college association serving current and future business officers, is pleased to announce the 2013 Outstanding Chief Business Officer Award winners.
The award winners are:
- S. Brad McCormick, Vice President for Business Services & College Facilities at John A. Logan College. Brad's outstanding achievements include implementing a college-wide purchasing card program, initiating multiple RFP processes, initiating incident management and mass violence training, securing a contract for a campus-wide technology assessment, reducing college health insurance premiums by 25%, and revamping the college's other insurance packages.
- Tim Curtis, CPA, Chief Business Officer at Eastern Arizona College. Tim has supervised the building of a new Nursing Education Center, a new Alumni-Visitor Center, the development of an innovative internal software that has saved millions of dollars, and dramatic advances in Eastern Arizona College's business processes.
- Larry C. Glazier, College Business Officer at Central Community College. Larry has been the lead person in many campus projects, including: College-wide Master Facilities Plan, P-Card Purchasing Process Imaging, numerous new construction projects, a College-wide Smoke Free Policy, and many college legal and administrative responsibilities.
- Deborah S. McNeal, CPA, VP Finance and Operations at Coahoma Community College. Deborah has done an outstanding job of providing and maintaining exceptional financial reports for her institution, which has resulted in an excellent audit report for each fiscal year. She has also developed a stable financial long-range plan which will allow Coahoma Community College to successfully navigate through unpredictable economic times in state funding.
- Kirk Kramer, VP for Administrative Services at St. Clair County Community College. Kirk has been able to sustain a balanced budget and complete major projects without burdening students in the midst of an unfortunate economic climate. He established a budget task force that allowed staff and faculty to have a voice on budget changes. He also has been a lead on campus sustainability initiatives that have been nationally recognized.
- Lynn M. Sapta, CPA, Asst. VP, Financial Affairs/Controller at College of DuPage. Lynn has transitioned the financial office into a paperless office. She led the in-sourcing of the student payment plan. She implemented the Local Debt Recovery Program which has recovered over $500,000 in delinquent accounts through a tax intercept program. In addition the College of DuPage has received the Government Finance Officers Association award for Distinguished Budget Presentation in each year since she arrived in 2010.
The Outstanding Chief Business Officer Award honors those Chief Business Officers with distinguished service to their institution and community. Award winners are nominated and chosen by their peers.
Charlottesville, VA (October 21, 2013) - CCBO, the premier community college association serving current and future business officers, is pleased to announce the 2013 Outstanding Business Officer Award winners.
The award winners are:
- Ian Brice, Associate Vice President of Administrative Services at Central Piedmont Community College, for his work on his college's committee for student retention. Ian has been instrumental in both Central Piedmont Community College's first-year experience program and SACS reaccreditation.
- Beth Young, Dean of Business Affairs at Kishwaukee College, for her skilled management of all Business Office functions and her interactions with student financial appeals. In 2012 Beth published Kishwaukee College's first Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which has been nominated to receive the Excellence in Financial Reporting award from the Government Financial Officers Association.
- David Browning, VP of Business Services at El Centro College, for his leadership and management of financial operations. David has consistently grown the fund balance, produced clean internal audits, balanced budget resources with rising enrollment and dramatically dropping college resources, introduced new IT innovations, and provided new leadership support for a new community college campus in West Dallas.
The Outstanding Business Officer Award honors those Business Officers with distinguished service to their institution and community. Award winners are nominated and chosen by their peers.
Charlottesville, VA (October 21, 2013) - CCBO, the premier community college association serving current and future business officers, is pleased to announce that the 2013 Darrell E. Roberts Emerging Professional Award has been awarded to Darryl L. Cummings, Manager of Materials, Inventory & Logistics at Midlands Technical College.
Darryl retired from the United States Army in July of 2011, after completing over 20 years of active duty service. Since May of 2013 Darryl has been the Materials, Inventory and Logistics Department director, a department that supports 7 college campuses, 1,200 faculty and staff, and approximately 18,000 students annually.
Darryl's proactive and dynamic leadership have been instrumental in the change of culture, increase in professionalism, and increase in performance for the department. Darryl has successfully reduced internal receipt delivery time from 3 days to 1 and he has established a partnership with the United States Postal Service to ensure compliance with bulk shipment standards, which has already saved Midlands Technical College over $30,000.
The Darrell E Roberts Emerging Professional Award is designed to encourage professional involvement in the CCBO Leadership Academy, by recognizing a future leader who possesses high potential to advance in leadership roles and responsibility in the fields of higher education business, finance, and administration. The purpose of this award is to stimulate growth, provide professional support, and offer networking opportunities.
Charlottesville, VA (October 21, 2013) - CCBO, the premier community college association serving current and future business officers, is pleased to announce the 2013 Exemplary Practice Award winners.
The award winners are:
- David Browning, Vice President Business Services, El Centro College for the "Dart Free" program. El Centro College's lack of parking was one of the leading causes for enrollment troubles. The "Dart Free" program brings students, at no cost to them, to campus using Dallas' existing public transportation system. The program has saved the institution over $4.5 million. David received the Exemplary Practices Award for the "Other Services" category.
- Jada Edwards, Director of Organizational Effectiveness & Process, Dallas County Community College District for the "Day of Service" program. The purpose of the program is to provide employees one full workday for community services projects. "Day of Service" events have been held for three years and over 900 employees have participated. Jada received the Exemplary Practices Award for the "Human Resources" category.
- Dr. Betsy Summerfield, Risk Manager, Southwest Virginia Community College for her institution's Hazard Mitigation Plan. Since 1969, there have been 42 presidentially declared disasters in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The goal of the hazard mitigation plan was to identify hazards, estimate losses, and propose actions to reduce vulnerability. Betsy received the Exemplary Practices award for the "Other Services" category.
The Exemplary Practices Award recognizes outstanding, innovative, or collaborative practices in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Technology, Facilities, and other services at community colleges.
Charlottesville, VA (August 22, 2012) – CCBO, the premier community college association serving current and future business officers, announced today that Edward DesPlas has taken the office of President of CCBO effective October 1, 2012.
"Edward is an extremely talented and experienced business officer,” said CCBO Executive Director Ron Campbell. "CCBO is fortunate to have someone of his caliber fill the position. His expertise will ensure that CCBO continues to build on the solid foundation that Sandra Marek and our other Past Presidents have built.”
Edward is the Executive Vice Chancellor, Business Affairs for the Dallas County Community College District where he has worked for 14 years. He previously served in senior leadership positions at Western Nebraska Community College and Eastfield College. He has been a member of CCBO for over ten years and he has served in multiple positions on the Board of Directors and coordinated the 2012 CCBO Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.
“It is a privilege to be the point person for CCBO’s Board of distinguished business officers. I am pleased to serve the CCBO membership as they serve our community colleges”, said Edward DesPlas. “CCBO is a vibrant organization that is experiencing growth in membership, conference attendance, and business partner support. Together, we have the talent needed to better respond to the rapidly changing climate in which our colleges operate.”
Monday, February 25, 2013Ithaca, New York—CBORD®, the leading provider of food and nutrition management, cashless card, and access control solutions, is pleased to announce that Jodi Lee Denman will rejoin the company as Senior Director of Services Operations effective Friday, March 1, 2013.
As a member of CBORD’s executive management team, Denman will oversee strategic CBORD operational areas, including its 24/7/365 industry-leading customer support helpdesk, supply chain, client relations, and other key operational areas. Denman has worked in client-facing accounting management at CBORD previously.
“We’re really pleased we could convince Jodi to undertake this new role at the company. She’s a highly respected and well-liked professional,” said Max Steinhardt, President of CBORD. “Her customer-focused, results-oriented background is supported by experience with our products and systems. Jodi is an excellent addition to our team.”
Most recently, Denman served as the Director of Administration at Cornell University. In her time at Cornell, Denman created and implemented new processes, which included the rollout of innovative strategies resulting in increased specific program enrollment at the University. Her duties also included many aspects of fiscal operations management, ranging from planning and budgeting, through to reporting, in addition to overseeing systems implementation and compliance policies. Earlier in her career, Denman held the position of Chief Operations Officer at Concept Systems Incorporated, in Ithaca, NY. Denman received her B.S. at Ithaca College.
Denman commented, “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to return to CBORD, work with a talented team, and strengthen the CBORD tradition of excellence in customer service. A major focus will be to collaborate with the CBORD service teams and our customers to build successful partnerships.”
About The CBORD Group, Inc.
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The CBORD Group, Inc. operates as a unit of Roper Industries, Inc., a diversified growth company and a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, transportation, medical, education, and SaaS-based information networks.Media Contact:
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Campus card provider CardSmith and leading campus bookstore operator Follett Higher Education Group today
announced a new update to its payment system that makes it easier and faster for students to use CardSmith
campus cards at Follett stores, in-store and online at efollett.com. The update allows Follett store associates to use the same cash registers to process campus card transactions and other forms of payment, cutting down on wait times for customers shopping in the store.
The update also streamlines online ordering by processing orders in real-time. With the new system, online orders
purchased with CardSmith-powered campus ID cards instantly communicate with the customer’s account, making it easier for customers to keep track of their funds.
“CardSmith’s partnership is a great example of how Follett collaborates with vendors to drive efficiency and improve
the customer’s experience,” said Elio DiStaola, Follett’s director of Campus Relations. “The new update will make it easier for our students to get the products they need, when and how they need them.”
Following a successful test and certification period at a pilot group of Follett stores in fall 2012, the new solution is
now available to all CardSmith customers. CardSmith will provide the system integration and required enhancements free of charge for current and prospective clients.
“This update will greatly improve the shopping experience for the thousands of students and customers that visit
Follett stores at campuses we serve each semester,” said CardSmith Vice President Business Development, Brian Farley. “We are very pleased to include Follett among the growing number of campus service providers now
integrated with CardSmith.”
To learn more about CardSmith’s services, please visit www.card-smith.com.
CardSmith is a campus card solutions company serving educational institutions, healthcare facilities, corporate
campuses and other private label card issuers nationwide. We provide the market’s only managed cloud-based
transaction solution and turn-key card program management service, delivering superior service and performance for less than 50% of the cost of proprietary campus card systems. To learn more, visit www.card-smith.com
Donna Franklin, VP Marketing & Communications
About Follett Corporation:
Since 1873, Follett has served as the trusted partner in education for students and educators at all levels of learning. Today Follett delivers print and digital learning materials, retail services, library resources and school management systems on more than 980 college campuses and across 65,000 elementary and high schools. Headquartered in River Grove, Illinois, Follett is a $2.7 billion privately-held company.
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Charlottesville, VA (August 22, 2012) – CCBO, the premier community college association serving current and future business officers, announced today they have appointed Ron Campbell as the new Executive Director of CCBO effective November 1, 2012. Mr. Campbell replaces Dr. Bob Hassmiller, who announced his retirement effective October 31, 2012.
“We are pleased to announce that Ron Campbell is the new CCBO Executive Director,” said CCBO President Sandra Marek. “Ron has an impressive track record of success in both higher education and associations. His experience and expertise will be a tremendous asset to CCBO. And although we will miss Dr. Hassmiller, we are excited about the future of the association under Ron’s leadership.”
Ron brings 32 years of experience in higher education and corporate financial institutions. The past 11 years Ron has served as the President and CEO of College Business Concepts, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in the development of business partnerships between higher education institutions and corporations. During that time, the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) became a client and he served as Director of Corporate Relations for five years. This opportunity allowed Ron to gain experience in association management and corporate development. Prior to College Business Concepts, Ron held senior leadership positions at George Mason University, Drew University, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Minnesota.
“I’m honored to be given this opportunity at CCBO,” said Ron Campbell. “Higher education institutions are facing many challenges and I believe that the appeal of belonging to a professional association is that we can help create and deliver solutions for our member institutions. CCBO is a strong volunteer supported association that is poised for greater success in delivering value added opportunities for our members and business partners.”
CCBO (Community College Business Officers), headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., is a nonprofit higher education association committed to providing educational and professional support, networking opportunities, and other resources to help current and future business officers and other professionals better prepare for successful roles in the business, administrative, and service enterprises of community colleges and community college system offices in the United States and Canada.
For more information visit www.ccbo.org
Dr. Bob Hassmiller announces retirement; Executive Director job search begins
As you may know, Dr. Bob Hassmiller has announced his retirement as the CCBO Executive Director. In addition to his role with CCBO, Dr. Hassmiller also serves as the CEO for NACAS and as such, NACAS has begun the search process to fill this position. As we seek qualified candidates for this important position, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the position announcement, including the background and experience level we are seeking. The position announcement can be found at: NACAS CEO Position Announcement
We are very interested in ensuring a broad, deep and diverse pool of candidates and we hope that if you know a colleague you think is qualified for the position, you might consider nominating that colleague for consideration by the search committee.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to apply for the position or nominate a colleague, please contact Mark Hall or Ellen Heffernan at SJG--The Spelman & Johnson Group at (413) 529-2895 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. We will continue to use both the CCBO website and email distribution to keep the membership informed of progress with the search.
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San Jose/Evergreen Community College District selects CampusWorks to provide strategic technology infrastructure services
(June 26, 2012) San Jose/Evergreen Community College District (SJECCD) has selected CampusWorks to provide strategic technology infrastructure services for a period of three years. Commencing July 1, 2012, CampusWorks will provide a full time Chief Technology Officer and additional consultants to lead the District’s IT efforts. The initial focus of the partnership will be to develop and implement a long-term District Technology Plan aligned with the District's strategic objectives and operational needs. This plan will also address the prior accreditation recommendations in preparation for the upcoming accreditation visit. Additionally, the CampusWorks team will work to improve the effective use of the District’s administrative system that includes student, finance and human resources management systems provided by Ellucian Colleague.
This contract follows a five day onsite IT Assessment conducted by CampusWorks during which 150 District attendees participated in about 30 different sessions. The assessment focused on the District’s administrative systems, academic technology, network and infrastructure, desktop computing, staffing and IT planning initiatives.
Explaining the District’s decision, Chancellor Rita Cepeda said, “The District has selected CampusWorks to help us transform our information technology support services into a pragmatic, results-oriented, service-focused, and stewardship-driven organization.” Dr. Cepeda cited CampusWorks obvious commitment to the District’s success, the expertise of the staff, and CampusWorks’ very satisfied clients as reasons that CampusWorks was selected following a competitive RFP process.
Del Anderson Handy, a CampusWorks Executive Advisory Board Member and former California community college chancellor, stated, “CampusWorks is looking forward to working with Chancellor Cepeda and her wonderful staff to transform technology to better meet the needs of the District’s faculty, staff and students.”
About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District: San José/Evergreen Community College District serves more than 40,000 students a year at two colleges, San José City and Evergreen Valley College. Located in the northeastern Santa Clara Valley, the San José/Evergreen Community College District encompasses more than 300 square miles, including part of the city of San José and all of the city of Milpitas.
About CampusWorks Inc: CampusWorks is an information technology firm dedicated exclusively to higher education. Founded in 1999, CampusWorks distinguishes itself by providing clients with a unique combination of business acumen, higher education expertise, technical know-how and professional planning bundled into senior IT professionals. These senior professionals serve as technology leaders, translators, and trusted advisors. The strength and productivity of CampusWorks’ senior IT executives are enhanced by a team of experts that specialize in all aspects of information technology.
CCBO Nomination of Dr. Johnette McKown for AACC Board of Directors
It has come to our attention that all community college presidents have now received the ballot for American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Board of Directors. Our CCBO nomination of Dr. Johnette McKown, Ed.D. of McLennan Community College is a part of that. Most of you will remember Johnette as a tremendous CCBO volunteer, CCBO Officer including President, and community college educator, among her many talents. The CCBO Board of Directors encourages you to use the enclosed material to speak with your President or CEO about her candidacy.
Details: On February 1, 2012, the 2012 AACC Board of Directors election ballot and brochure, for board terms beginning July 1, 2012, were mailed to the CEOs of AACC member institutions whose dues were received by January 15, 2012. Each institution is entitled to one ballot. Names on the ballot are listed in random order. Completed ballots must be received in the AACC office by February 29, 2012, for tabulation. Ballots received after February 29, 2012, will not be counted. In addition, faxes and photocopies will not be accepted. Please return completed ballots to AACC Board Elections; One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 410; Washington, DC 20036. For questions, or if the elections materials were not received, contact Charisse Bazin Ash at 202-728-0200, ext. 280 or email@example.com
CARLA CHANCE HONORED WITH MEL CARNAHAN AWARD
The Missouri Community College Association honored Carla Chance with the group ’s highest honor, the Mel Carnahan Award, at their annual convention in Branson on November 3. Ms. Chance served as St. Louis Community College’s Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business Services starting October 1999. She has since moved to Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, where she is the Vice President for Administration.
While at STLCC, Ms. Chance was responsible for budget management, physical facilities, auxiliary services, financial resources management, and procurement. During her time at STLCC, Ms. Chance coordinated five major new construction projects, including the addition of a fourth campus, STLCC-Wildwood. Wildwood received the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBCs) LEED Gold certification--the first Gold Building in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Subsequent projects included the replacement Harrison Education Center, also a LEED Gold Project. Environmental sustainability has been infused into the College’s facility projects. Ms. Chance provided leadership for the development of the District’s first facilities planning document (master plan) and has also provided leadership in e-commerce initiatives including payroll direct deposit, the student OneCard ID and disbursement system, and an electronic student tuition payment plan. Through entrepreneurial planning, Ms. Chance supported STLCCs efforts to acquire the new Center for Workforce Innovation and the Corporate Center—two projects that are instrumental in the College’s workforce development efforts.
VALENCIA NAMED AMERICA'S TOP COLLEGE
December 12, 2011 - , Valencia was named the winner of the inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. The award comes with a $600,000 prize.
Dr. Shugart accepted the award just after 1:00 p.m. Monday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., an event attended by Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden.
In August, at Academic Assembly, Dr. Shugart compared the nomination as a finalist to making it to the Final Four in college basketball. Well, today, Valencia has won the national championship!
This award is a great honor and a testament to Valencia’s success in achieving significantly higher graduation rates than peer colleges, ranking among the nation’s highest in job placement with rates at 95 percent, as well as developing the most productive transfer program in the country – thanks to a successful partnership with the University of Central Florida.
The Aspen Institute cited our focused dedication to learning as “defined by professors and administrators taking responsibility for student success, consistently asking what they each can do to improve student outcomes.”
Congratulations to all of the dedicated faculty and staff that made this award possible.
To read more about the Aspen Prize and why Valencia was chosen as a finalist, check out the media kit on Valencia’s News site.
MAREK SELECTED TO LEAD CCBO AS 2012 PRESIDENT
Louisville, KY – The Community College Business Officers (CCBO) announced during the 2011 Annual International Conference held recently in Louisville, KY, that Sandra Marek will serve as the CCBO President for 2012. CCBO is widely recognized as the premier community college association serving current and future business officers and other higher education professionals throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to Ms. Marek, others assuming positions on the CCBO Board of Directors include: Ray Rieck of Lake Land College, Suzette Senn of Midlands Technical College, and Russell Shaw of Hinds Community College.
Ms. Marek serves as Director of Business Services at Moberly Area Community College, where she is responsible for planning, directing, and supervising the Business Office functions of the college. Ms. Marek earned her Masters of Accountancy and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. View entire Press Release here.