January 28, 2008

CALENDAR: Town Hall & State of the College

From the college's electronic mail server, Infolist:


Dr. Calaway will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 3-4:30 p.m. in 101 RC. Mike Martin, professor, mathematics, and president of the Faculty Association, will co-host this meeting with Dr. Calaway. Topics will include instructional reorganization and task force.


The state of American community colleges in general and of Johnson County Community College in particular will be addressed Feb. 22 in two presentations delivered as the “State of the College: The New American Community College” at JCCC.

The event begins at 3:30 p.m. in Polsky Theatre in the Carlsen Center. Dr. John E. Rousche, director of the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin, will talk about “The Community College of the 21st Century.” Following him, Dr. Terry A. Calaway, JCCC’s new president, will present “Johnson County Community College: The New American Community College.” All faculty, staff and students are invited.

The event will also be broadcast live on the college’s cable TV channel (17 on Time Warner, 22 on Comcast).

The presentations will be followed by a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium between the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art on campus.

The event will also launch a new President’s Scholarship Fund to recognize outstanding academic achievement as well as provide much needed assistance to students in financial need.

Dr. Roueche is professor and director of the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Sid W. Richardson Regents Chair in Community College Leadership. The Texas doctoral program in community college leadership is the nation’s oldest and has produced more chancellors, presidents, vice presidents, and deans of American community colleges than any other university graduate program. Dr. Calaway is a graduate of the program.