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Community Colleges of Spokane moves to Pullman campus

PULLMAN, Wash. – Community Colleges of Spokane in Pullman will conduct classes on the Washington State University campus beginning April 3, the first day of spring quarter. » More …

Grant connects WSU with Spokane community college women

By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs & Enrollment

Brown,-Christine-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Single mom Christine Brown nearly fell through the cracks as a transfer student from community college to university. A grant she helped obtain for Washington State University will secure a smoother transition for others and establish a model for four-year institutions working with their regional community colleges. » More …

Plan developed for Riverpoint Campus

SPOKANE – A collaborative approach to academic planning will expand opportunities in public higher education for Spokane, under a comprehensive academic plan developed this spring for the Riverpoint Campus.

The governing boards of Community Colleges of Spokane, Eastern Washington University and Washington State University recently reviewed and approved the plan, which lays out both short-term and long-term collaborative initiatives. The plan focuses on four core areas reflecting the strengths and opportunities for programs already growing at Riverpoint: health and biomedical sciences and professions; interdisciplinary design; education; and community viability and economic development.

“This plan’s development grows out of our commitment to productive, collaborative planning and … » More …

WSU program aims to prepare leaders

PULLMAN – In the face of growing community college enrollment and the pending retirements of many college administrators, WSU will allow students who enroll in its Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program to specialize in community college leadership.

The new program is designed to appeal to those who work in community colleges or are interested in moving into administrative positions in that setting.

Community college administrators face special challenges, said Associate Professor Kelly Ward, who is coordinating the program. Their funding structures are different and their schools have a dual mission, some students are seeking career training while others are using the community college … » More …