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L.A. Community College Trustees Approve Salary Plan

College presidents in the Los Angeles Community College District will get a lower car allowance, but a higher salary under a plan approved Wednesday by the Board of Trustees. The action by the governing board was approved on a vote of 6 to 1, with Trustee Scott Svonkin dissenting.

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Vice President of Finance and Operations

Vance-Granville Community College

Henderson, N.C.

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Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Northland Community & Technical College

East Grand Forks/Thief River Falls, Minn.

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UBTech Conference 2013

June 10-12, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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Learning Summit 2013

June 9-12, 2013

Chandler, Ariz.

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Tim Wynes Will Serve as Interim Dakota CTC President

Inver Hills Community College (Minn.) President Tim Wynes will serve as the interim president of Dakota County Technical College (Minn.) effective July 1. Wynes will serve as the president of both institutions while a permanent replacement is sought for current DCTC president Ron Thomas. According to a press release from MNSCU, the search for a permanent replacement will begin this fall.

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Oregon Must Boost Higher Education Investment

Gov. John Kitzhaber has put forth a budget that earmarks $428 million for Oregon’s 17 community colleges for the 2013-2015 biennium. Those of us associated with the state’s community colleges have appreciated the positive direction of this budget—up from $395 million in the 2011-2013 biennium.

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'Secret Admirer' or Cyber Bully?

Since “Kirkwood Secret Admirer” was founded on March 28, over 1,600 Facebook members have liked the page and nearly 400 secret messages have been posted. However, despite being devoted to secret crushes, many of the messages posted on the Kirkwood page have been overtly sexual, inappropriate, spiteful or unabashedly mean.

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Bergen Community College Shouldn't Hire PR Firm at Any Cost

The decision by Alan Marcus and The Marcus Group to withdraw their $90,000 contract with Bergen Community College (N.J.) was the appropriate course of action given the county executive’s past practice of weeding out unnecessary and wasteful spending.

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Former Trustee Named Interim President of Raritan Valley CC

Raritan Valley Community College (N.J.) officials have tapped a former member of the college’s board of trustees to serve as interim president when the school's outgoing president steps down in June.

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