March 7, 2014 Symposium Agenda Presentation: Welcome & Kick Off Resource Materials: CC+ FAQ Dr. David T. Harrison - President, Columbus State Community College Dr. Karen E. Rafinski - Interim President, Ohio Association of Community Colleges Presentation: Community College Funding Consultation Panel Resource Materials: OACC FY15 SSI Allocation Recommendations Laura Rittner - Director of Research & Data Analysis, OACC Martha Snyder - Senior Associate, HCM Strategists Jeff Boudouris - Vice [...]
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Several community college trustees and others connected with Ohio’s community colleges statewide were honored during the recent 21st Annual Ohio Association of Community College Excellence Awards.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – State finance expert and veteran public higher education advocate Jack Hershey has been named the new President and CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC).
For Immediate Release COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2014 edition of “Transforming Communities Through Service” publicationhas listed the AmeriCorps College Completion Coaches Initiative, a strategic partnership between the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, AmeriCorps and ServeOhio, as an innovative program. The AmeriCorps Completion Coaches Initiative, which in the 2013-2014 academic year has placed 25 “Coaches” who [...]
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Sixty of the highest achieving community college students from around Ohio were honored Wednesday, April 30, as part of the All-Ohio Academic Team Awards. “Congratulations to the fine scholars that make up the 2014 All-Ohio Academic Team,” said Karen Rafinski, interim president of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. “Their dedication to [...]
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio's community college system is part of a new national consortium to make it easier for students in apprenticeships to transfer their experience into academic credit. But the state and Cuyahoga Community College are among the leaders in this initiative, officials said. Vice President Joe Biden recently announced the national program at [...]
The Ohio Association of Community Colleges is coming to a radio near you! OACC Interim President Dr. Karen Rafinski and Director of Public Affairs Jeff Ortega recently taped a segment for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s “Town Hall Ohio” radio program, a public affairs program hosted by Joe Cornely, OFBF’s Sr. Director of Corporate Communications [...]
An editorial in the Youngstown Vindicator on Dec. 22, 2013 There is no reason that students attending Ohio’s many community colleges should be discriminated against when it comes to receiving state financial assistance. But, that’s exactly the situation today because state government has not restored the Ohio College Opportunity Grants for financially disadvantaged community-college students. [...]
An editorial in the Marion Star on Dec. 21, 2013 Nearly two years ago, a cavalcade of hopeful state legislators paraded before voters and talked of ways to better provide access to high-quality college education throughout Ohio. They touted it as a way to help businesses across the state get stronger and to help put [...]
Published: Sun, December 8, 2013 @ 12:08 a.m. in the Youngstown Vindicator By Denise Dick email@example.com YOUNGSTOWN Since 2009, Ohio’s community-college students have been ineligible for need-based state aid, and they remain the only higher-education sector that’s still ineligible. The Ohio Association of Community Colleges wants to change that. The association recommends reinstatement of the [...]