GLEN OAKS TODAY – MARCH, 2014
I am delighted to introduce myself as the new president of Glen Oaks Community College. Since beginning on January 21, I have had the opportunity to meet and work with many wonderful individuals both inside and outside the College. I am delighted with the warm welcome I have received and the level of enthusiasm for moving the College forward.
During the early first weeks, I have benefited from discussing the many opportunities to expand the College’s service to the region. These have developed into various initiatives that will increase enrollment and services to the community. One such area is the refined and expanded Dual Enrollment to all county schools and some outside the county. The process of Dual Enrollment has been fully described in a handbook that provides each step for the school district to follow and the cost involved. The Dual Enrollment initiative expands the offerings into Career Technical Education and non-core offerings such as Computer Information Technologies, CAD, Business Education and more.
A second enrollment initiative involves the expansion of curriculum offerings. New programs include Criminal Justice and Building Trades. Some programs that the College offered in the past are being reintroduced including CAD and EMT/Paramedic. Additionally, an AG program is being developed with Michigan State University for a 2015 launch. Surely, many additional areas will be investigated in the
months to come.
A third enrollment initiative involves expansion and refinement of articulation agreements with the regional two- and four-year institutions. One significant example is the development of “Fail Safe” degree pathways to Western Michigan University. These pathways will provide Glen Oaks students with detailed information to ensure successful matriculation to WMU without duplication or loss
Work is also being carried out with Kellogg Community College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College to develop one-plus-one articulation agreements for career programs that the College does not offer.
The end result of all these initiatives will be increased service to our students and community. I am very blessed with the enthusiasm that I have encountered for moving Glen Oaks ahead. I have found that every college employee is dedicated to serving students and supporting their success. Together, we will make great strides in moving Glen Oaks Community College forward in “Transforming Lives and
– David Devier
President, Glen Oaks Community College
HLC invites third party comments
Glen Oaks Community College is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit May 7-9, 2014, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the
North Central Association. Glen Oaks Community College has been accredited by the Commission since 1975. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation.
The public is invited to submit comments regarding the College:
Third-Party Comment on Glen Oaks Community College
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
The public may also submit comments on the Commission’s website at: www.ncahlc.org.
Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. Comments must be in writing.
All comments must be received by April 9, 2014.
- Mar. 31 – Watercolors for Beginners
- Apr. 14 – Summer registration begins
- Apr. 24 – JOB FAIR
- Apr. 26 – Color Run/Family Fun
- May 2 – Graduation
- May 3 – Nursing and Allied Health Pinning Ceremonies
- May 12 – Summer classes begin
To sign up for CE classes, please contact Amy Young via our Contact Form or call (269) 294-4308.
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