50 years ago, on October 3, 1966, Lorain County Community College opened its doors to our permanent campus. Many of you may not be aware that the history of community colleges dates back to 1947 when the Truman Commission had a vision of accessible and affordable post-secondary education. The League of Women Voters, along with local business and community leaders, spearheaded the movement to create our own community college. But it wasn’t until the residents of Lorain County voted to establish a tax levy, which continues to provide critical funding to this day, that Lorain County Community College became a reality. Lorain County Community College was granted a charter to serve Lorain County’s higher education needs on July 15, 1963.
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