East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer recently was named to the Rural Community College Alliance (RCCA) Board of Directors for 2020-2021.
The RCCA assists member institutions that serve the 89.3 million people who live in rural America.
The Alliance promotes a more economically, culturally and civically vibrant rural America through advocacy, convening and leveraging resources. The RCCA also serves as a “clearinghouse for innovative practice, policy and research.”
“Rural community colleges like East Central are critical if we are to improve both access and success for students across the country,” Dr. Bauer said. “I’m pleased to serve on the board for the Rural Community College Alliance as we further this mission and address issues important to our sector.”
The RCCA board of directors is comprised of presidents and administrators of rural colleges and organizations across the United States.
Dr. Bauer was approved as a board member in August. His first meeting with the board was Thursday, Sept. 24.
The RCCA strives for increased state support and federal impact aid for community and tribal colleges, and aids member institutions in locating new funding sources.