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Thank You

Dear Colleagues:

On this Thanksgiving Day the communication received below earlier this week seems a fitting way to acknowledge and give thanks for all of the outstanding contributions you each make to our students and to our surrounding communities.

Dr. Ron Chesbrough;

The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and Industries would like … Continue reading


Daylight savings time, Halloween behind us, leaves falling, Thanksgiving approaching – when did this all happen? It feels as if we just began the semester, wearing brightly colored t-shirts and telling students where to go. I realize with something like chagrin that I have not visited these pages in 6 … Continue reading

MCCA Update

During this year as chair of the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) Presidents/Chancellors Council I will offer periodic updates on matters related to the MCCA.  This first relates to MCCA’s legislative agenda for FY’17.  At a meeting last week with trustees of the MCCA one aspect of that agenda was unveiled … Continue reading

Enrollment Update

In my last post I described healthy trends in our enrollment.  As we prepare to graduate the largest class in the college’s history, itself a landmark accomplishment, I want to say a bit more about why these positive enrollment trends exist and why they are important.  The caveat is that … Continue reading

April Showers

Well, we made it through another winter, this time with a single full snow day if my memory is correct.  It is always a moment of celebration for me when those sticks that guide snow removal come down around campus.  Yesterday was that day.

Looking ahead to a busy spring … Continue reading