Community College Enterprise
As state funding for community colleges continues not to keep pace with programming needs, more community colleges are taking the initiative to seek funding from private sources. Four-year colleges and universities have long used alumni programs as major outside sources of funding. Since a high percentage of today's students embark on their higher education experience at the community college, it is natural for more two-year institutions to begin alumni programs. Based on in-depth interviews with directors of successful community college alumni programs, this article suggests "best practices" for community colleges that are considering the development of an alumni program. It offers practical and relevant ideas for practitioners and institutional leaders, including changes being planned in existing programs to ensure continued success.
Original Publication Citation
Boyd, M. S., Williams, M. R., & Pennington, K. (2009). Successful community college alumni programs. Community College Enterprise, 15(1), 93-101.
Boyd, Monica S.; Williams, Mitchell R.; and Pennington, Kevin, "Successful Community College Alumni Programs" (2009). Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications. 36.