May 2008, Volume 9, Number 5
Magna to Hold Zeiss Seminar on Community College Resource Development
Resource Development for Community Colleges: Some Answers
In this era of shrinking public support, securing funding for your community college is one of the great challenges facing community college leaders. Doing it successfully is crucial to meeting growing demands for services and keeping institutions strong. Community college administrators need to learn to
Tony Zeiss has insights and best practices to offer community college leaders as they grapple with questions about resource development for their institutions. On May 28, 2008, Zeiss will hold an online seminar on resource development for community colleges.
Zeiss is the president of Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), the largest college in North Carolina, serving approximately 70,000 students per year. During his tenure, the college has grown from one campus to six and has become recognized as a national leader in workforce development. CPCC was selected as the 2002 Community College of the Year by the National Alliance of Business.
Zeiss represented America’s community colleges at the UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education in Paris. He is past chair of the board of the American Association of Community Colleges and was a member of the U.S. Vice President’s 21st Century Workforce Development Leadership Task Force. Zeiss is a member of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education Advisory Panel.
Zeiss is the author of books on community college leadership, economic development, adult literacy, and national workforce development. Zeiss has published more than 50 professional articles, papers, and research documents and over 400 newspaper columns. A professional speaker, Zeiss is a frequent keynoter for corporations and colleges. Zeiss holds a doctorate in community college administration.
Participants in the seminar will be introduced to the basic funding models for colleges followed by successful methods for raising alternative revenues and resources. The presentation will examine four principal areas of resource development, including primary funding sources, gifts and donations, federal grants and special appropriations, and fees for services. The second part of the program will include methods for becoming more entrepreneurial and effectively managing resources followed by a question and answer session.
To register for the seminar, go to http://www.magnapubs.com/mosseries/2008ccl.html.
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