The Student as a Consumer

January 13, 2014

On August 1, 2007, I was appointed as President of Butler County Community College. Immediately afterwards, I was interviewed by media outlets and spoke to internal and external College stakeholders.

During those conversations, I boasted about BC3 being a “student-centered” institution. Upon further reflection, I pondered, “what do I mean by a student-centered college?”

I am proud to say we’ve answered that very questions. Our 2010-2015 Strategic Plan has an initiative that concentrates entirely on Student Centeredness. Among ways we focus on our student in the Plan include: increasing access to more online classes and programs, providing various activities and clubs and even looking into student housing.

Recently, a new point of emphasis has emerged at BC3: how do we treat potential or even current students outside of the classroom? In other words, before we get to the point of worrying about being a “student-centered” institution, what are we doing to ensure a “customer” becoming a “student” and sticks around through graduation? Read the rest of this entry »


Road Trip

July 5, 2011

Happy Independence Day to the BC3 family!

I was happy to have some rest and relaxation with family. It has already been a busy summer with little downtime.

Last week, I joined our executive team on a road trip to Harrisburg Area Community College and Northampton County Community College.

At HACC, we met with the executive team to fund out more about its success in delivering quality education in several different counties. The visit was successful; one that will help us as we forge ahead as a regional institution of higher education. Read the rest of this entry »