The start of the school year also brought a series of important benchmarks you’ll read about in Communiqué. They begin with the glowing report from a site-visit team as part of our reaccreditation – a process that occurs every 10 years. I’m proud to say the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) committee gave us a positive review of our compliance, as well as our Quality Enhancement Plan called Learn to SOAR.
We’ll also tell you about our new academic programs designed to meet in-demand workforce needs: the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology will launch in January 2014.
Speaking of new beginnings, we’re celebrating the start of construction for a 24,000-square-foot multi-use facility at our Flagler/Palm Coast Campus. Much needed for our highest-growth campus, it will be amazing, outfitted with 21st century classroom technology. On top of these key successes, our gala fundraiser honoring Lesa France Kennedy brought in some $100,000 for scholarships – what a marvelous event.
All this good news – Daytona State is an institution on the move! I’m delighted to update you and share our stories in this issue of Communiqué.
Carol W. Eaton, President
Daytona State College