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S TAT E O F T H E C O L L E G E A DD R E S S

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Diligent stewardship of our resources, highlighted by a

balanced budget, has moved us from the second highest in

tuition among SUNY’s community colleges to the bottom

third. That’s one list I don’t mind being toward the bottom.

For four years, we have not increased tuition at Westchester

Community College. And that is a remarkable and rare

accomplishment for any college or university today.

Even while we have held the line on tuition and promoted

college affordability for our community, we have expanded

investments in the college’s mission. Here are some examples:

Our recent enrollment efforts and analysis indicate that we

are positioned for growth even amidst a national decline in

high school graduates and community college enrollments as

individuals spend more time at work and take fewer courses

and credits during a low unemployment phase.

Our implementation of the Strategic Enrollment Management

Plan, Saturday enrollment days, the addition of alternative

semester start dates, and more targeted recruitment

promises to yield positive results.

Other growth areas being explored are curriculum changes

such as industry-recognized certifications, stackable

credentialing, and broadening our online education offerings.

Rethinking how we serve students is continual.

We’ve invested more than $138 million in infrastructure,

supporting nearly 20 capital projects. This spring we’re

conducting a careful examination of our campus sites through

a campus master plan study, and more announcements on

that are forthcoming.

We’ve invested almost $19 million in technology, including

key software like DegreeWorks, Blackboard, and ETS Success

Navigator that enhance the student experience.

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