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Community College Education in the Mahoning Valley

On March 31, 2006, after a presentation by Bruce Beeghly, secretary of the Ohio Board of Regents, the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees determined that a formal assessment of the benefits and risks of establishing a community college should be undertaken.  For the past fifteen months, YSU has explored the possibility of forming a community college in the Mahoning Valley. 

To move forward with the formation of a community college, Youngstown State University determined that there must be a clear need for a community college, that there is internal and external support for a community college, and that a suitable model exists or can be created to deliver the services of a community college without damaging the economic viability of YSU.

The following links provide information about the community college initiative, the progress that has been made, recommendations to the YSU Board of Trustees, and future activities.  Please contact, Nathan P. Ritchey at (330) 941-3302 or for further information.

Students walking in front of DeBartolo Hall
pdf document Acrobat Reader document
PowerPoint document PowerPoint document
Community College Plan to Plan pdf document
Community College Select Survey Results pdf document
Executive Summary pdf document
Community College Education in the Mahoning Valley: Assessment and Planning pdf document

Community College Commissioner Presentation PowerPoint document
Community College Chancellor Update PowerPoint document
Community College Full Report (June 11, 2007) PowerPoint document
Community College Board of Trustees Report (June 19, 2007) PowerPoint document

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