Annual Report 2012-2013
CCC Foundation Board President Kevin Stephens
As the recently elected President of the Coconino Community College Foundation, I would like to thank all of those before me that have made the Foundation a powerful force in changing the lives of Coconino County residents.
The Foundation, the 501(c)(3) arm of the College, began only two years after the College was founded in 1991. It now provides over $70,000 in scholarships to more than 50 students and projects at the College. The Foundation is still in its infancy, in many ways, and is now under the umbrella of the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Participants in this year's Annual Meeting, Alumni & Awards Breakfast play a role in the success of the Institutional Advancement Office and ultimately, the Foundation. The Foundation Board is charged with supporting the mission and vision of Coconino Community College, through it's expertise, guidance, asking for major gifts, and the stewardship of donated funds and grants received by the College. The Foundation's Scholarship Committee, comprised of local volunteers and staff, oversees the scholarship process from application to awards. Your contributions, both large and modest, and the contributions of all supporters in Coconino County, are the fuel that feeds the Foundation, enabling the Board and the Advancement staff to do their jobs effectively and efficiently.
I look forward to serving the Foundation as President and working with the CCC leadership team, as well as all of you in the communities we serve. Together we will build an even stronger Foundation continuing the hard work of those that have given their time and financial support the past 17 years.
- Kevin Stephens, President, CCC Foundation
CCC Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Scott Talboom
Just two years after the College was founded in (1991), the CCC Foundation was established (1993) as a non-profit 501 (c)(3) and has had outstanding board and staff leadership, as well as broad-based community support, these past years. As Coconino Community College roars into it's 20's, the CCC Foundation will need to play an even larger role in the success of the College.
The hard work, encouragement and outstanding stewardship of those who created the Foundation leave us with the pillars on which to build an even greater organization - an organization that will help the College, and the learners we serve, thrive in a competitive world in the next 20 years and beyond.
The CCC Foundation is now part of an overarching department called Institutional Advancement. Think of the Advancement name as an umbrella covering Alumni, the Foundation, Development, Grants and Major Gifts, Marketing and Public Relations. All of these units are now part of a department charged with working cohesively to move the College forward by supporting students, faculty and staff through fundraising and marketing.
The potential of Institutional Advancement is great; we have only recently begun to develop an alumni program, asking our alumni to become an active part of our future. The grants and major gifts unit is also in its infancy and has great potential to bring in financial support from federal grants, Arizona-based and national foundations, and individual donors. These gifts and grants will help us expand capacity for our learners in the face of disappearing state aid.
Through strategic partnerships we can increase our efficiency, but still the bulk of our success depends on all of us in our communities who believe that an educated citizen is a better citizen, and necessary for public safety, economic development and humanity through the arts. Our success depends on everyone who believes that access to higher education for more of our citizens should be a priority. The Institutional Advancement staff is an important part of this process, and will need continued support from the Foundation Board and community volunteers and donors to accomplish our very ambitious goals. As your new Director of Institutional Advancement I am excited to be a part of this dynamic department, and proud to serve such an incredible institution. Changing people's lives for the better on a daily basis is a priviledge I will not take for granted. I look forward to working with all of you and playing a part in the success that we will achieve together as the College celebrates it's 20th anniversary.
- Scott Talboom, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement
CCC President Dr. Leah L. Bornstein
Greetings! As you know, the 2008 - 2011 strategic plan for Coconino Community College was developed and approved by the Governing Board in May 2008 and embraces the following goal statements:
GOAL 1: By June 30, 2011, CCC will develop and establish sustainable funding options and optimize the utilization of existing resources.
GOAL 2: By June 30, 2011, CCC will improve the use of technology to enhance learning.
GOAL 3: By June 30, 2011, CCC will build greater awareness of its services throughout the District and collaborate with community partners to promote the economic health and vitality of the County.
GOAL 4: By June 30, 2011, CCC will incorporate more innovative strategies to enable achievement of individual learning goals.
GOAL 5: By June 30, 2011, CCC will establish a high quality workplace which values its employees and promotes a learner centered environment.
I am pleased and proud to announce that by December 2010, CCC had accomplished 62% of the 2010 - 2011 initatives, and as of June 2011, 93% of the 93 discrete tactical initiatives had been accomplished! This kind of success, in light of the many budget challenges, is nothing short of amazing!
Some examples of the many successfully completed initatives include:
Created partnership between the CCC and NAU Foundations
Awarded USDA, RUS and TRiO grants
Remodeled to better utilize facilities
Reviewed weekend facilities utilization and changed course scheduling
Pursued a legislative initiative for financial sustainability
Reviewed academic programs and courses - retired where necessary
Formed new student organizations / clubs
Established a new Student Center at the Lone Tree Campus
Created daily laptop and iPad check-out programs
Introduced e-books into the College bookstore
Developed a Reverse Transfer program with NAU
Conducted business process reviews for various departments, implemented new efficiency measures and increased automation
Grew CCC2NAU to over 500 students
Strengthened technology infrastructure to maximize distance delivery and learning modalities
Expanded community collaborations and partnerships
Wrote a self-study report and prepared for the continued Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation visit
Strenghtened the CCC Foundation creating the first CCC Advancement Office that includes the Foundation, Development, Grants and Alumni.
Implemented the second community survey in the three-year rotation (Page/Lake Powell/Fredonia/Tuba City/ Cameron 2011)
Expanded corporate training offerings through Community & Corporate Learning
As you can see, much has been accomplished and we are excited to complete this calendar year wrapping up strategic plan initatives as we await the results from our Higher Learning Commission site visit in November 2011!
As Foundation members, Friends of CCC, and members of the Coconino County community, you can feel proud that your community college is offering outstanding service with long-term sustainability as its focus. I look forward to working together to craft the next Coconino Community College strategic plan for 2012 - 2015. A sincere "THANK YOU" for all of your continued support.
- Dr. Leah L. Bornstein