2020
Jan 16
House Bill 9 – Improving Credit Transfer
January 16, 2020|Categories: News, Testimony
Testimony before the Senate Higher Education Committee  |  The overarching goal of HB 9 is to help more students complete a postsecondary degree or credential. Go to the Testimony
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2019
Dec 17
Charitable Giving to Community Colleges? The Return on Investment is Real—and Local
December 17, 2019|Categories: News, Op-Ed
By Jack Hershey, President and CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges Like never before, Ohio’s 23 community colleges are playing an essential role in the economic strength of Ohio and—more importantly—helping to ensure that Ohioans of every age and background share in that strength. Today, more than a third of students enrolled [...]
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2019
Dec 12
As Tax Year Closes, Ohio Community Colleges Seek Donations to Help Students
December 12, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 12, 2019 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, OHIO – As the 2019 tax year comes to a close and Ohioans are looking for charitable-giving tax deductions, the state’s 23 community colleges are encouraging families to consider making a financial gift to their local college, boosting efforts to [...]
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2019
Nov 14
Ohio Community Colleges Join to Shed the Outdated Stigma of Attending a Two-Year School
November 14, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 14, 2019 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, OH – Students and alumni of Ohio’s community colleges want the world to know they’re proud of their education and tired of the mistaken notion that their schools don’t measure up to four-year institutions. So they’re spreading the message through [...]
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2019
Oct 9
Community Colleges and Hospitals to Hold Workforce Summit October 16
October 9, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio’s community colleges and hospitals are collaborating to address the ongoing health care staffing shortage and the need to promote career pathways. The Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) and the Ohio Hospital Association are hosting the 2019 [...]
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2019
Sep 25
Community Colleges Praise Ohio’s New TechCred Program
September 25, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Association of Community College (OACC) issued the following statement about the State of Ohio’s new TechCred program announced today at Cincinnati State Community College. “What strikes me most about this proposal is its agility, and I [...]
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2019
Sep 12
Ohio’s Community Colleges Forging New Partnerships to Increase Apprenticeships to Meet Workforce Needs
September 12, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 12, 2019 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, OH – This week, Lorain County Community College (LCCC) became the latest Ohio college to partner with a leading nonprofit trade association to engage regional employers in the development and implementation of a new apprenticeship pathway in healthcare. The goal [...]
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2019
Sep 9
New State Budget Puts More Ohioans on the Path to Rewarding Careers
September 9, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 9, 2019 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, OH – Leaders at Ohio’s community colleges are praising Governor Mike DeWine and members of the General Assembly for their leadership in passing the new state budget, which they say has strengthened workforce development programs in the state to better [...]
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2019
Jul 30
Ohio Association of Community Colleges seeks to cultivate future leaders committed to student success
July 30, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) has established a leadership academy to encourage mid-level administrators and faculty to develop leadership skills and promote student success. The OACC Leadership Academy for Student Success is spearheaded by the association’s [...]
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2019
Jul 18
Governor DeWine signed the $143 billion operating budget for FY 2020-21
July 18, 2019|Categories: News, Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 18, 2019 Contact: Jack Hershey or Tom Walsh OHIO COMMUNITY COLLEGES PRAISE ENACTED BUDGET BILL COLUMBUS, OH – Jack Hershey, President and CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC), offered the following statement in response to Governor Mike DeWine signing the FY 2020-21 budget bill. “Ohio is stronger [...]
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