It’s On Us PA Pledge

February 3, 2016

2016-01-29-Govern-Wolf-Its-On-Us-Announcement-04Last week at Elizabethtown College, I represented both BC3 and Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges at an important announcement by Governor Tom Wolfe.

On January 29, I joined over a dozen of the Commonwealth’s college and university presidents, several school district superintendents, and Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera in signing on to the “It’s On Us PA” pledge. “It’s On Us PA” engages educational leaders as well as students, teachers, faculty, staff, civic leaders, families, and communities to make a personal and public pledge to play a role in preventing, addressing, and responding effectively to sexual violence. Read the rest of this entry »


2013 President’s Timeline

February 26, 2014

Pres Time BlogIt is with great enthusiasm that I share with you the 2013 President’s Timeline.

This is the second edition of the new, online format and replaces the printed President’s Annual Reports. The timeline chronicles BC3’s achievements and successes of the past year. So many of you are represented here, along with your programs, awards and news stories. I am sure you will enjoy the live links to photos, videos and news articles.

You can share this with your friends, family and business colleagues.

Finally, please feel free to let me know what you think by using the Feedback tab on the timeline. Please email me directly should you have other questions, comments or concerns.

Click the image above to view the 2013 President’s Timeline. Enjoy!


BC3 purchases 6.15 acre property

January 31, 2012

Two weeks ago, the College Board of Trustees approved a purchase of a 6.15 acre property that is adjacent to the College. The property has long been identified in our Master Planning Process as a key acquisition for the College.

Careful planning and smart business practices make such a purchase a reality.

There are lots of possibilities for the property, including: storage in a three-stall garage and barn, expansion of our current Children’s Creative Learning Center, and new ingress and egress into campus, office space, and community usage.

The closing for the property is still a month away. Click here to read more about this acquisition and stay tuned for more news on the transformation!


BC3 @ LindenPointe: Phoenix Award

June 7, 2011

I have often said, “BC3 is proud to be Butler County’s community college.” I certainly do no waiver from such a statement; however, with our new regional vision, we certainly understand the College’s role as an institution of higher education in all of northwestern Pennsylvania.

Last week, the College was recognized for our successful efforts in Mercer County. Read the rest of this entry »


Support PA Community Colleges

August 20, 2010

Sign the petition!

Are you ready for the Fall of 2010 semester? The campus is busy today with students attending orientation and book rush.

As we all get ready to begin classes on Monday, take a minute to think about why you chose BC3. Was it the affordable tuition? The convenient locations? The variety and quality of our programs? All are important characteristics of being a community college. Read the rest of this entry »


Business as usual

April 22, 2010

Butler County Community College held its regularly scheduled Board of Trustee meeting yesterday at BC3 @ Cranberry.  At the meeting, the Board unanimously voted that the College supports the Butler County Board of Commissioners’  lawsuit against the County Controller by becoming a voluntary plaintiff. 

To reiterate, the Board and I have confidence in the legal suit that has been filed. As I stated last week, we should be going about all aspects of the College with a “business as usual” approach. Read the rest of this entry »


Press Conference Follow-Up

April 9, 2010

The purpose of this post is to provide a follow-up from our press conference/college-wide gathering held on Thursday, April 8, 2010.

I appreciate all of the comments that endorsed the Butler County Board of Commissioners’ support of BC3. Futhermore, heartfelt appreciation to our students and facutly who made comments supporting the Board of Commissioners and the College.

The reality of the situation is sincere; however, it is our expectation that this funding issue will be resolved through the legal process. Read the rest of this entry »