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April 30, 2024

Michigan Community College Association Budget Statement

Following the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Universities and Community Colleges FY2025 budget recommendations, Michigan Community College Association President Brandy Johnson issued the following statement:

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April 18, 2024

Michigan Community College Association President: Lawmakers recognize the value of Michigan’s community and tribal colleges

Following the House Higher Ed and Community College Subcommittee FY2025 budget recommendations, Michigan Community College Association President Brandy Johnson issued the following statement:

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April 4, 2024

Community College Month in Michigan: Celebrating innovation in education and economic opportunity for all

Governor Whitmer accnounces April 2024 as Community College Month in Michigan, recognizing community colleges value. 

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March 30, 2024

New Michigan taskforce addresses barriers faced by low-income college students

"The goal of the task force is to collect ideas or opportunities that we could take better advantage of, in hopes of being able to propose policy changes that better support students by design instead of by coincidence, or happenstance," Precious Miller, the Michigan Community College Associations director of basic needs and belonging said.

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January 31, 2024

Michigan's postsecondary success rises but still trails the nation's, report finds

Brandy Johnson, president of the Michigan Community College Association, said the state deserves applause for its progress.

"Michigan should be proud of it’s year-over-year consistent increases in our state’s postsecondary educational attainment rate," said Johnson, who previously served as Whitmer's education policy adviser and worked in the state's Office of Sixty by 30, in a statement. "We must continue to accelerate our collective efforts towards making college more affordable, through successful programs like Michigan Reconnect and the Michigan Achievement Scholarship. Now is the time to work together to make sure that we are doubling down on our Sixty by 30 goal by clearly communicating the absolute necessity of formal education beyond high school to have a shot at the middle class. "

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January 25, 2024

3 big changes Whitmer proposed in State of the State, plus 3 she avoided

Brandy Johnson who heads the Michigan Community College Association celebrated the proposal, saying it would remove financial barriers to accessing higher education opportunities: "There is no doubt that good-paying jobs require a degree or credential beyond a high school diploma," she said.

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