California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office visited CMC!

Copper Mountain College (CMC) was honored recently with a visit from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Created by legislation in 1967, the California Community College System is the largest organization of higher education in the nation, with 2.1 million students attending 114 colleges.

The mission of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the Chancellor’s Office is to empower the community colleges through leadership, advocacy and support. The Chancellor’s Office support was evident during the site visit from Pam Walker, Vice Chancellor, Educational Services and Sally Lenz, Dean, Curriculum and Instruction.

Mr. Jeff Cummings, Superintendent/President and Dr. David Norton, Vice President of Academic and Student Success, met with Walker and Lenz to share with them CMC’s efforts to prioritize student success. As seen in the photo, all four are standing in front of resolutions crafted by CMC’s Classified Senate and Faculty Senate with the goal of 100% Student Success.

Another hot topic discussed by Cummings, Norton, Walker, and Lenz was the new Guided Pathway Project. The project will help CMC, as well as all California Community Colleges, implement an integrated, institution-wide approach to student success by creating structured educational experiences that support each student from point-of-entry to attainment of high-quality, postsecondary credentials and careers. In addition, it will accelerate the educational process to assist students in completing Community College in two years. “It was a pleasure to have Pam and Sally on campus. We appreciate the extra effort they made to stop in,” Mr. Jeff Cummings stated.

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