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MEMORANDUM TO: SCCC College Community FROM: Quintin Bullock DATE: June 30, 2011 RE: Campus Update and End of the Year Report Colleagues, Today marks the end of my second year as president of Schenectady County Community College (SCCC), and this second year of my presidency was easily as gratifying and exhilarating as my first year. As a result of our strategic community outreach, SCCC’s stature has grown, not only within Schenectady County but also throughout the entire Capital Region. Increasingly, excellent students are selecting SCCC as their first choice as they enter the world of higher education, and adult learners are realizing that returning to school with us offers them an affordable selection of high-quality educational opportunities. In addition, business and industry, locally and regionally, continue to identify SCCC as a leader in economic and workforce development. And in spite of the many challenges that we faced in the 2010-11 academic year, we reached a number of important goals through the cooperative efforts of our faculty, staff and college leaders. As I review the last year, one significant realization keeps occurring to me: community colleges have finally come of age in America. There’s a reason that President Obama singled community colleges out in his graduation initiative, and has made funding them a key priority of his administration. We are accessible and affordable. More and more people are coming to understand that some of the best values in higher education are right in their own back yards. The State University of New York’s 30 community colleges serve virtually every community in New York State, enroll more than half of all SUNY undergraduates, and serve as a critical economic engine within those communities. We at SCCC have much to be proud of, and this report presents a summary of the college-wide goals and achievements during the 2010-11 academic year. Campus Update and End of the Year Report June 30, 2011 QB Page 1

President's End of the Year Update, 2010-11, SCCC

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