Our community colleges are a Maine success story

January 22, 2015

Commentary: Ex-governor, business leader praise outgoing Maine community college chief
Portland Press Herald
The state should build on the successes enabled by John Fitzsimmons, say John McKernan and Leon Gorman.
Maine was slow to build a community college system. We were, in fact, one of the last states in the country to offer access to comprehensive two-year colleges. But it turns out that community colleges were just what the state required. Since they were created a little over a decade ago, Mainers have enthusiastically embraced them, some to start their educational journey or finish a degree, others to get the skills essential to success in the workforce. MoreĀ»