By Claudia Ugbana
Board Also Reaches Goal for Day of Giving
The College’s Board of Trustees approved a plan to lower tuition rates for high school students enrolled in classes at The College on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 8:30 a.m. in the College Center Corral.
Interim president, Dr. Mark McCormick, proposed a lower tuition rate for high school students enrolled in The College’s dual enrollment program.
“Many students take college courses at their high school as part of a program called dual enrollment. I noticed that we charge a variety of rates currently to those students taking our courses. It seemed to me that it wasn’t serving the community well to have a variety of rates, which a higher, especially to families who can’t afford college,” he said.
Members of the board voted in favor of the lower tuition rate.
McCormick opened his report by thanking members of the board for attending various events on campus, which happened over the past week.
“A lot of you come to events on campus, and it doesn’t go unnoticed. When you can make, it we appreciate, so thank you,” he said.
Vice president of Institutional Advancement, Michelle Campbell, said the board had a goal this year of having 100 percent participation in Giving Day. She said the board has reached that goal.
According to the event’s flier, Giving Day is a one-day fundraising supporting the MCC Annual Fund, which helps provide enhanced educational opportunities for students.
“I think that the senior administration and the trustees have all given to Middlesex, and our annual fund really sets the precedence for the rest of the college. We want to use that information to help leverage further giving in this last final week leading up to that day.
“People want to see giving coming from the top level. They want to know that you are committed to your own foundation, and you support your own foundation. That says something to external agencies,” she said.
At the end of the hearing, members of the board put on personalized Giving Day t-shirts and gathered for a photo.