CTC Council Hosts Training for New Board Members

The Council for Community and Technical College Education hosted training last week for the new board members of all the community and technical colleges in WV
ROANOKE, WV August 16, 2017 – New Board of Governors members from West Virginia’s nine community and technical colleges, as well as new members of the Council for Community and Technical College Education, made their way to Stonewall Resort and Conference Center last week for training for new board members and as an opportunity to share new ideas.

This training offered newly appointed board members the opportunity to learn more about their roles and responsibilities, as well as what they can do to better improve community and technical college education.

“This training was put together to get to know our new board members, provide guidance, and discuss several ideas to make community college a more compelling option for future students,” said Vice Chancellor Casey Sacks.

The focus of this year’s training was on Finances, Academic Policies, and Ethics all issues of the upmost importance as the landscape of higher education continues to shift.

“We have increased collaboration and partnerships between our colleges with a number of different initiatives,” said Sacks. “None of that would be possible without taking the time to get to know our new board members, bringing them together, and finding out what needs our individual colleges have and how we can work together to solve them. We hope even more exciting partnerships will arise in the coming months and years.”

Even the Board of Governors training is an example of cost and time savings which occur through collaboration amongst the community colleges. By bringing everyone to a single event, colleges do not independently need to plan, schedule, and run 9 similar trainings. According to Sacks, the joint event is more efficient for everyone.

West Virginia’s nine community colleges: Blue Ridge, BridgeValley, Eastern WV, Mountwest, New River, Pierpont, Southern WV, WV Northern, and WVU Parkersburg are scattered throughout the state. Each college caters to a district with a variety of local needs. The Council for Community and Technical College Education coordinates these nine colleges and upholds the ideal that open communication between colleges provides opportunities for growth and to better meet the needs of all people in West Virginia.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TOPIC, PLEASE CONTACT SAMANTHA GODBY AT 304.558.0087 EXT. 265 OR EMAIL AT GODBY@WVCTCS.ORG.

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