MACo and Maryland Community College Presidents Meet to Discuss Future Collaboration

MACo staff joined Maryland’s Community College Presidents last week to discuss legislative topics of mutual interest and concern, including the economy, the State budget, operating and capital funding funding for community colleges, and the expansion of the dual-enrollment program.

The conversation included a discussion, shared goals and collaboration between MACo and Maryland’s community colleges in the upcoming legislative session.  MACo’s Executive Director Michael Sanderson described some of the changes that elections bring to the General Assembly and county government, and his perspective on the economy and the recent State revenue write-down.  MACo’s Policy Analyst Robin Clark discussed MACo’s support for full Cade funding for community colleges and MACo’s testimony last year on SB 749/HB490, a bill involving unionization of college campus faculty and staff.

For more information on these subjects, see our previous posts, State Revenue Estimates Drop $405 MillionMACo Hosts Community Colleges, Supports FundingBudget Plan Limits Growth in Community College FundingCade Funding Letter From MACo Education Committee 2014Harford Community College Officials Voice Concern Over Collective Bargaining Bill2014 Session Wrap-Up: Libraries & Community Colleges.