Under the vision and leadership of Chancellor Joe May, the colleges of DCCCD are working together to develop and implement the nation’s first higher education network.
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Selected as the seventh chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, Dr. Joe May assumed his duties at DCCCD in late February 2014. Throughout his career, May has expanded opportunities for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree by starting at a community college. At the same time, he brings a strong commitment to improving the Dallas economy by helping to grow middle-class jobs. He is known both nationally and internationally as a result of his relentless advocacy for the role of community colleges in solving today’s most challenging social issues.
Following the announcement today by President Donald Trump that the DACA program – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – will end, Dr. Joe May, shared a message with all DCCCD students and employees. He reassured DACA students, in particular, that he and the district stands behind them – that they are not alone.
Hurricane Harvey has changed lives forever. DCCCD is poised to help our higher education colleagues on the Texas Gulf Coast once they evaluate and share their needs and provide assistance in other areas as well.
"Adult literacy is critical to the success of families, communities and the workforce. Providing higher education that improves lives and communities is the mission of the Dallas County Community College District, so we are pleased to support the $7M Barbara Bush Foundation Literacy XPRIZE efforts," said Dr. Joe May.
“Students in our area now can choose a quality, affordable bachelor’s degree in early childhood education,” said Dr. Joe May. “It also supports the governor’s goal to provide quality pre-kindergarten for our youngest Texans, and it comes at no additional fiscal cost for the state.”
In June 2016, Dr. May shared how DCCCD and Dallas ISD are partnering to open eight new Early College High Schools.
In May 2016, Dr. May and team of consultants presented the initial findings of a six-month Student Experience Survey.
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As a way of sharing insights from the community, Dr. May and his staff have begun a new video series, Community Perspectives.