Western Massachusetts community college presidents defend campuses in wake of critical report by Boston group
Posted on Tuesday November 29th 2011
Presidents of community colleges in Western Massachusetts are taking exception to a new report that calls for overhauling state governance of the schools to improve the way they train students for jobs.
The report says a central board should govern the state’s 15 community colleges and that local boards of trustees should only be advisory. Trustees for the colleges are currently given broad powers to manage personnel and business at the campuses, said the report.