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Dear Friends,

Welcome to St. Charles Community College. As the institution celebrates its 30th anniversary providing excellent programs and services to the community, we invite you to discover all the college has to offer.

You will find extraordinary faculty and staff who are student-centered and committed to your success. With access to academic and career counselors, and countless student resources, all the tools are in place to enhance your growth and development. Whether you are seeking an associate degree, learning new job skills or taking classes for personal development, St. Charles Community College is an affordable choice. In fact, we offer many options to ease the financial challenges of higher education. From scholarships to financial assistance, we will develop a plan to meet your needs.

Discover the news and events making headlines at St. Charles Community College. The President's Report is a brief monthly newsletter of highlights to the SCC Board of Trustees and the community. Get the latest information in the current issue. (Find archives of past issues here.)

Life outside the classroom is valued just as much as lectures, papers and projects. We hope you will explore our student life offerings – clubs, activities, athletics, cultural and educational events – and get involved. Our beautiful campus has been recognized for its innovative design and provides an environment that engages students and promotes learning.

We are proud of all that has been accomplished at SCC throughout the past three decades. Students who began their educational journey with us have gone on to accomplish great success. We invite you to begin your journey with us and to take that first step in fulfilling your hopes and dreams.

To learn more, I invite you to visit our campus and explore our website. We’re here to support you. Welcome to St. Charles Community College!

Warm regards,

Barbara R. Kavalier, Ph.D.
President


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Dear Faculty and Staff:

 

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the MCCA Presidents/Chancellors meeting. One agenda item included an update related to SB 892.  MCCA is focused on securing changes to this new legislation that restricts the number of hours retired faculty can teach and implements a new financial assessment for colleges.  We also received the following legislative update:

 

  • The November election will introduce a signification number of new members in the House. All 163 seats of the House of Representatives are up for election.
  • Missouri experienced a 6% decline in revenue for August as compared to last year.  Information is being collected to determine the cause of this decrease.  As you may be aware, if the state does not meet a certain revenue amount, there is always the possibility of a withhold.
  • One of the Governor’s top priorities includes funding infrastructure. The legislature placed a small increase in the fuel tax on the ballot for November. It was shared during our meeting that if this tax does not pass, infrastructure needs might be funded out of general revenue, leading to budget reductions, possibly including higher education.

 

I am pleased to announce that Vice President Heather McDorman has been selected by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) as the 2018 Communicator of the Year for District 5. Congratulations Heather!


Please mark your calendar for a celebration of our recent HLC report successes. The event will be held in the College Center rotunda from 2:30-4 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 21. I am so proud of the work our college has done thus far regarding HLC reporting, and it is a privilege to recognize the contributions of everyone involved in the process.

Last week, it was a pleasure to meet the newest members of our college community at our first new employee meet and greet. It was a delight getting to know these talented new faces of SCC.

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Food Truck Frolic and Family Movie Night will be held at 5 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 21. Come out and enjoy some great good and, hopefully, lovely weather.

For those interested in giving back to our community, SCC’s Day of Service is coming up on Friday, Sept. 28. Sign up at tinyurl.com/sccdayofservice2018. This is a wonderful way to show our support for the community and come together as a college.

Have a wonderful week.
Barbara


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