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STLCC Leaders Accept the Challenge

August 31, 2011

STLCC leaders sign College Completion Challenge Call to Action.  

















St. Louis Community College leaders officially accepted the challenge given by President Barack Obama to double the number of students completing degrees or certificates within the next decade by signing a Call to Action Resolution at the Aug. 24 meeting of the STLCC Board of Trustees.

“By signing this Call to Action, STLCC commits to promoting the development and implementation of policies, practices and institutional cultures that will produce 50 percent more students with high quality degrees and certificates by 2020,” said Myrtle E.B. Dorsey, STLCC chancellor who also serves as chair of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Community Colleges. “We are calling upon every sector and constituency of our college and community to join us in this work.”

Participants in the signing were, seated from left, Melissa Hattman, chair of the STLCC Board of Trustees, and Chancellor Dorsey; and standing, from left, Board members Craig Larson, Joann Ordinachev and Hattie Jackson; Libby Fitzgerald, Board vice chair; and Board member Margo McNeil.