Publications & Products
September 2012
Volume 2, Issue 3

Community College Advancement News

Advice for New Chief Fundraisers

Two community college chief fundraisers say colleagues who are new to leadership roles in fundraising should engage academic and board leaders in the advancement process, so that they have institutional allies in their work efforts. Read more...

Release of Leadership Survey Headlines Coming Conference

Community college presidents and chief development officers have divergent views on whether their institution's fundraising goals are realistic, according to the results of a national survey to be released next month by CASE. Read more...

Are You Responsible for Alumni Relations?

If your job—or part of your job—includes alumni relations at a community college, you are invited to join a new networking group being organized by the CASE Center for Community College Advancement. The center will help connect group members as well as provide resources and support for alumni relations efforts. The group is open to CASE members and non-members alike, and there is no charge to participate. To join, contact Paul Heaton, director of the Center for Community College Advancement, at or call (202) 478-5570.

Welcome to CASE

The following community colleges have become CASE members since August 2012:

  • Coconino County Community College (Flagstaff, Ariz.)
  • Louisiana Delta Community College (Monroe, La.)
  • Springfield Technical Community College (Springfield, Mass.)
  • New Mexico Junior College (Hobbs, N.M.)
  • York Technical College (Rock Hill, S.C.)
In The News

Websites Play Major Role in Students' College Choice
A study of college-bound juniors and seniors finds that 50 percent of surveyed students say the web plays an extremely important or significant role in their evaluation of a campus. Read more...

College Responds to State Cuts with Donor-Sponsored Classes
(Chronicle of Higher Education)
Las Positas College in Livermore, Calif., is soliciting private benefactors in the community to sponsor class sections at $5,500 each. Read more...

Finalists Announced for National Community College Award
(The Aspen Institute)
The Aspen Institute named 10 finalists for its second Prize for Community College Excellence-an award which seeks to highlight the good work of two-year institutions. Read more...

How to Communicate as a New President
(Community College Times)
The president of St. Charles Community College in Cottleville, Mo., explains why new leaders should clearly set personal expectations and institutional priorities early in their presidency. Read more...

College Celebrates Anniversary by Offering Scholarship to Newborn
(Community College Times)
Highland Community College gave a scholarship to the first baby born on or after September 6, when it first opened for classes 50 years ago. Read more...

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Workshop for Community College Professionals
Presented by CASE District IV
Sept. 25, 2012
Houston, Texas

Conference for Community College Advancement
Oct. 3 - 5, 2012
San Diego, Calif.

Implementing a Six-Week Fundraising Campaign
Oct. 23, 2012
2 - 3 p.m., Eastern
Webinar information coming soon!

More Community College Resources
See the full list of CASE resources for community colleges.