Winter Storm Update & Special Thanks

November 18, 2018

 

 

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Good evening, colleagues.

Butler County Community College’s main campus as well as all of our off-campus locations will run on a normal operating schedule Monday (November 19) and Tuesday (November 20) before closing from November 21-25 for Thanksgiving break.

Power was restored to main campus at approximately 9 a.m. on Sunday (November 18). Main campus was without power for approximately 48 hours. 

 A snow and ice storm on Thursday (November 15) led us to close BC3 @ Brockway, and delay starts until 9:30 a.m. at all locations. While weather-related daytime issues were minimal, we canceled evening classes and activities at all locations as conditions were expected to worsen. We were one of the first to announce our closing on Friday (November 16) morning and later, for Saturday (November 17) and Sunday due to severe weather damage and power outages.

The outages left emergency generators powering IT Services’ server room running constantly since Friday morning and competing for an increased demand for fuel with Butler County residents.

Without electricity, refrigerated or frozen food stored in the Pioneer Café, the Arts & Hospitality Building and in the Bookstore is likely unsalvageable. Pioneer Café will be closed on Monday (November 19). Pioneer Café will have limited services on Tuesday (November 20). Logan Café will open both days.

None of BC3’s buildings on main campus were reported to have sustained damage by the snow and ice storm. A tree removal service on Saturday cleared widespread fallen limbs and debris and imperiled branches Work continued on Sunday (November 18) to make campus safe for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Please join me in thanking our maintenance and operations staff as well as the college’s informational technology (I.T.) department. Their terrific work and dedication to our college is much appreciated.

Please feel free to contact me directly should you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Thanks,

Dr. Nick Neupauer

President


“So You Want to Be a Community College President” Webinar Series

November 6, 2018

BC3 is partnering with Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and Convergent Nonprofit Solutions to present a new webinar series:

“So You Wanna Be a Community College President…”

 

The American Association of Community Colleges projects that over 50% of sitting presidents are expected to retire or “turn over” during the next five years. Further, the average tenure of the executive officer is less than four years.

A new wave of presidents is coming to the corner office, and if you want to be one of them, now is the time to prepare. New and aspiring Presidents are often faced with unique and daunting challenges and have few resources to access for answers, support, and guidance. We’re hoping to change that for you. This webinar series offers a unique opportunity to learn the ropes from two sitting Presidents and a former Vice President of Advancement.

On Tuesday, November 27th, I will be presenting the second installment of the series: “Understanding the Lifecycle of a Community College President” at 3:00 p.m.

Before going after that open presidency, take a moment to think about what it really means to be a community college president. What should you expect in those first few years? Understanding where your focus and energies should lie throughout each stage of your presidency is crucial to career longevity and your ability to truly make an impact on your community. During this webinar, we’ll discuss the internal elements you’ll need to tackle in your first four years, when to shift your strategy to focus on external publics and strategic media relations, and how to recognize when you’ve developed the successful governmental and funder relationships needed to pursue to groundbreaking initiatives.

To learn more or sign up to view the webinar, visit http://bit.ly/CommCollegePres