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Mulligan appointed to national task force on Higher Education Act reauthorization

For Immediate Release Contact: Zora Mulligan MCCA Executive Director (573) 230-9318 (mobile) (573) 634-8787 (office) zora.mulligan@mccatoday.org Jefferson City, Missouri – April 2, 2014. Dr. Walter Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges, has appointed Missouri Community College Association executive director Zora Mulligan to a task force that will make recommendations about the reauthorization of the federal Higher Education Act (HEA). Mulligan said, “The federal government may play an increasing role in higher education, which has traditionally been primarily left to the states. Some of ... Read more

Community college leaders take time to evaluate innovations

For Immediate Release Contact: Zora Mulligan MCCA Executive Director (573) 230-9318 (mobile) (573) 634-8787 (office) zora.mulligan@mccatoday.org Jefferson City, Mo. – March 27, 2014. Community college leaders met in Jefferson City today to begin thinking about how to maximize the impact of lessons learned through MoHealthWINs, a $20 million U.S. Department of Labor grant through which Missouri’s public two-year institutions are training Missourians for careers in healthcare. The leaders will meet regularly to examine data that will help them determine which of the innovative strategies supported by the ... Read more

Mar. grant newsletter: Metropolitan MoHealthWINs grads sweep interview event; grants await news, say goodbyes

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Mulligan published in community college textbook

For Immediate Release Contact: Zora Mulligan MCCA Executive Director (573) 230-9318 (mobile) (573) 634-8787 (office) zora.mulligan@mccatoday.org Jefferson City, Missouri – March 14, 2014.  A book featuring a chapter authored by Missouri Community College Association executive director Zora Mulligan has been published and is now available for purchase.  The book, The 50 State Systems of Community Colleges:  Mission, Governance, Funding, and Accountability, provides a comprehensive overview of each state’s community college system.  Mulligan wrote the chapter on Missouri’s community colleges.  She describes the evolution of Missouri’s 12 community ... Read more

Feb. grant newsletter: Crowder College Cinderella story and data-tech-partnership trifecta

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MCCA board chair reports out on first meeting of 2014

Notes from the Chair: Welcome to 2014!  As you kick off the new year on your campus, so has the MCCA Board of Directors.  The first meeting is always an exciting time when new and old members get to introduce themselves and get down to the business of leading MCCA. Zora Mulligan, Executive Director, presented an informative powerpoint on “What is MCCA?” to start off the 2014 board meetings.   Some of the highlights were: Advocacy is our ability to bring the 12 Missouri community ... Read more

Jan. grant newsletter: Jefferson College touts comprehensive advising, site visits reveal successes and needs

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Nov. grant newsletter: SFCC pioneers intrusive student advising, extension seeks to boost completion

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Karen Fink elected chair of MCCA board of directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Zora Mulligan, MCCA Executive Director (573) 230-9318 (mobile) (573) 634-8787 (office) zora.mulligan@mccatoday.org Jefferson City, Mo. – November 12, 2013.   Karen Fink, Agriculture Division Administrative Assistant at Crowder College, was elected to the Missouri Community College Association Board of Directors at the MCCA annual convention in St. Louis, Oct. 30 – Nov. 1.  Originally elected to the Board as a Classified Staff Department representative in 2011, her term as board chair will run through 2015. Karen started as a part-time switchboard operator for Crowder ... Read more

Koster talks higher education funding with community college group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Zora Mulligan, MCCA Executive Director (573) 230-9318 (mobile) (573) 634-8787 (office) zora.mulligan@mccatoday.org St. Louis, Mo. – October 31, 2013.  Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster spoke to more than 500 community college faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees at the Missouri Community College Association’s annual convention in St. Louis today.  The attorney general commended community colleges, saying that they are providing affordable higher education opportunities to Missouri students. Koster also noted that Missouri currently spends one-third less on higher education than it did in 2002. ... Read more
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