OSU President E. Gordon Gee Rallies Supporters of LCCC’s Issue 17

{mosimage}The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee rallied fans, students and alumni of OSU and Lorain County Community College in support of LCCC’s Issue 17 while he was on the LCCC campus October 20.

The Citizens for Lorain County Community College welcomed Gee, LCCC President Roy Church, The Ohio State Alumni Band of Greater Cleveland and more than 400 guests to the College Center Commons for the rally.

"LCCC is a signature institution not only in this community but it is one of the best community colleges in the country," Gee told the crowd.

"I have the privilege of being the president of one of the most important universities in this country.  I call it the university of the American Dream. But the truth of the matter is the front door to the American Dream is not Ohio State, it is this community college. This is where the future is –right here (at LCCC)," Gee said.

Eighty percent of students in the U.S. are educated at public colleges and universities, Gee noted.  "The vast number of students come through our community colleges. They would never have the opportunity for a brighter future unless it was for our community colleges and this one sets the standard," Gee said of LCCC.

  

   

Support for Issue 17 is critical because today’s economy demands an unprecedented level of higher education. LCCC provides convenient, affordable access to higher education for those seeking to update their work skills while preparing for new jobs. Enrollment at LCCC has more than doubled in the last decade as nearly 17,000 students attend classes annually on a campus built for 6,600. This 135 percent increase in enrollment reflects the needs of our community to prepare for careers in the new economy. However, this enrollment growth has been coupled with a decrease in state funding of 30 percent per student. This reduction puts a tremendous strain on the College’s operating budget.

Issue 17 will replace the existing 1.5 mill levy that was passed 10 years ago, and add 0.3 mills. That is $1.44 more per month on a $100,000 home. Passing of Issue 17 will allow LCCC to continue serving the educational and workforce development needs of our community.

For more information visit www.voteforLCCC.com.

OSU President E. Gordon Gee Rallies Supporters of LCCC’s Issue 17

{mosimage}The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee rallied fans, students and alumni of OSU and Lorain County Community College in support of LCCC’s Issue 17 while he was on the LCCC campus October 20.

The Citizens for Lorain County Community College welcomed Gee, LCCC President Roy Church, The Ohio State Alumni Band of Greater Cleveland and more than 400 guests to the College Center Commons for the rally.

"LCCC is a signature institution not only in this community but it is one of the best community colleges in the country," Gee told the crowd.

"I have the privilege of being the president of one of the most important universities in this country.  I call it the university of the American Dream. But the truth of the matter is the front door to the American Dream is not Ohio State, it is this community college. This is where the future is –right here (at LCCC)," Gee said.

Eighty percent of students in the U.S. are educated at public colleges and universities, Gee noted.  "The vast number of students come through our community colleges. They would never have the opportunity for a brighter future unless it was for our community colleges and this one sets the standard," Gee said of LCCC.

  

   

Support for Issue 17 is critical because today’s economy demands an unprecedented level of higher education. LCCC provides convenient, affordable access to higher education for those seeking to update their work skills while preparing for new jobs. Enrollment at LCCC has more than doubled in the last decade as nearly 17,000 students attend classes annually on a campus built for 6,600. This 135 percent increase in enrollment reflects the needs of our community to prepare for careers in the new economy. However, this enrollment growth has been coupled with a decrease in state funding of 30 percent per student. This reduction puts a tremendous strain on the College’s operating budget.

Issue 17 will replace the existing 1.5 mill levy that was passed 10 years ago, and add 0.3 mills. That is $1.44 more per month on a $100,000 home. Passing of Issue 17 will allow LCCC to continue serving the educational and workforce development needs of our community.

For more information visit www.voteforLCCC.com.

OSU President E. Gordon Gee Rallies Supporters of LCCC’s Issue 17

{mosimage}The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee rallied fans, students and alumni of OSU and Lorain County Community College in support of LCCC’s Issue 17 while he was on the LCCC campus October 20.

The Citizens for Lorain County Community College welcomed Gee, LCCC President Roy Church, The Ohio State Alumni Band of Greater Cleveland and more than 400 guests to the College Center Commons for the rally.

"LCCC is a signature institution not only in this community but it is one of the best community colleges in the country," Gee told the crowd.

"I have the privilege of being the president of one of the most important universities in this country.  I call it the university of the American Dream. But the truth of the matter is the front door to the American Dream is not Ohio State, it is this community college. This is where the future is –right here (at LCCC)," Gee said.

Eighty percent of students in the U.S. are educated at public colleges and universities, Gee noted.  "The vast number of students come through our community colleges. They would never have the opportunity for a brighter future unless it was for our community colleges and this one sets the standard," Gee said of LCCC.

  

   

Support for Issue 17 is critical because today’s economy demands an unprecedented level of higher education. LCCC provides convenient, affordable access to higher education for those seeking to update their work skills while preparing for new jobs. Enrollment at LCCC has more than doubled in the last decade as nearly 17,000 students attend classes annually on a campus built for 6,600. This 135 percent increase in enrollment reflects the needs of our community to prepare for careers in the new economy. However, this enrollment growth has been coupled with a decrease in state funding of 30 percent per student. This reduction puts a tremendous strain on the College’s operating budget.

Issue 17 will replace the existing 1.5 mill levy that was passed 10 years ago, and add 0.3 mills. That is $1.44 more per month on a $100,000 home. Passing of Issue 17 will allow LCCC to continue serving the educational and workforce development needs of our community.

For more information visit www.voteforLCCC.com.

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