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Newsletter: September 2021 Newsletter

We have a blog! The Community Colleges of Iowa Blog will focus on critical issues facing our Colleges and things people may not know about this important sector of higher education. Our first post “Back to School” is about mental health issues on campus and how Colleges are responding. Additionally,...
Roy Salcedo started September 7 as our new Director of Equity and Inclusion. He is working to build a statewide Alliance for Equity and Inclusion across Iowa’s Community Colleges. He has experience across higher education and in inclusion and equity efforts. He is available to meet with campus equity and...
The first legislative redistricting map is out. The map was released on September 16 and three public hearings were held this week to discuss. The governor has called a special session to begin on October 5 for the legislature to review the maps. They can vote the first map either...
Fall is a great time to engage your local legislators in events on campus. Consider what you have coming up that might be a good fit. Events and opportunities to demonstrate student success, business partnerships and workforce training opportunities are great things to invite legislators to attend. Make sure to...
House Education, Labor, and Ways and Means Committees have now finished their work on the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation proposal. This proposal includes: Free Community College tuition to eligible students through America’s College Promise $9 billion for retention and completion grants $2 billion for Community College and industry partnerships grants...
It's Latino Heritage Month! We have so many incredible Latinx leaders in higher education including Dr. Dalila A. Sajadian, Director of Learning Services at NIACC. She is an advocate for Community Colleges because of their welcoming environments and the many opportunities to succeed. Read her full story here. First Lady...
ACCT Leadership Congress in San Diego: October 13-16 If you haven't already registered, you still have time! Register here. The Way Up Conference in Coralville: November 4-5 It's mission to develop women leaders to enhance Iowa higher education, this year's conference theme is The Power of Women on The Way...
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