Americans Have Positive Views of Community Colleges, Community College Daily, 5/11

By: David J. Smith, May 11, 2017 Last week I shared a piece (“Few Americans Have Confidence in Higher Education Survey Finds,” Times Higher Education, 5/1) that looked at the views of Americans of higher education: only 30% of liberals and 5% of conservations had faith in higher education.  This piece looks specifically at communityContinue reading “Americans Have Positive Views of Community Colleges, Community College Daily, 5/11”

Passing of Ed Gleazer: Father of Community College Movement and Advocate for Peace

By: David J. Smith, August 4, 2016 Recently, Edmund J. Gleazer, Jr. passed away at age 99.   Probably no person has made a more significant contribution to community colleges as Ed. After serving time as president of Graceland University (then known as Graceland College and a 2- year college) in 1958 he took the leadership ofContinue reading “Passing of Ed Gleazer: Father of Community College Movement and Advocate for Peace”