September 23, 2013
OCC Chancellor Chairs MCCA Presidents Committee

Chancellor Tim Meyer is the new chair of the Presidents Committee of the Michigan Community College Association.

 

“I am proud to have been chosen to represent my peers in this leadership role,” Dr. Meyer said. “I will work with my peers to advocate for policies that benefit community colleges across the state, representing a unified voice in Lansing to benefit our communities and our students.”

 

The Michigan Community College Association provides leadership on issues concerning the association’s 28 member colleges, which have a combined total annual enrollment of 473,307. The MCCA provides legislative and government advocacy for its members colleges. Its members benefit from initiatives that leverage the combined efforts of multiple colleges, resulting in more efficient and effective programs.

 

Dr. Meyer was appointed chairperson of the Presidents Committee this summer and will serve until 2015. The Presidents Committee exchanges ideas on the role of community college’s chief administrators and discusses matters of mutual interest to community college chief administrators.

 

He is also a member of the association’s Executive Committee. He was appointed to that six-year term in 2011. The Executive Committee of the association is composed of MCCA officers, the Trustees Committee, the Presidents Committee and the association’s immediate past chairperson. The Executive Committee prepares an annual budget for approval by the MCCA’s Board of Directors before the beginning of the fiscal year for which the budget is proposed.  The committee serves as a planning committee for the association and supervises and evaluates the president. 

 

Oakland Community College is the largest community college in Michigan and ranks 23rd among the nation’s 1,200 associate degree-granting schools.  With five campuses throughout Oakland County, it offers degrees and certificates in more than 160 fields, including university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts, as well as workforce training and certificate programs.  Three quarters of a million students have enrolled at the college since it opened in 1965.

 

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