Oklahoma higher education is soon to face some challenges in the upcoming legislative session with various budget shortfalls and hot-topic issues. Nevertheless, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) remain driven and focused on success. Chancellor Glen D. Johnson will present the OSRHE’s FY 2016 legislative agenda to an audience of lawmakers, community leaders, and central Oklahoma educators at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) on Monday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. in the college’s union.
“Our system of higher education remains committed to college degree and certificate attainment,â€ says Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “We know that increasing college degrees and certificates are Oklahoma’s pathway to jobs and prosperity, increasing our state’s per capita income and advancing economic growth. No entity in state government can help Oklahoma reach its goals of educational excellence and workforce development faster or more comprehensively than public higher education.â€
Strengthening Oklahoma’s workforce pipeline through degree and certificate completion continues to be the state system of higher education’s top priority. The chancellor will also address such issues as weapons on college campuses and the continued efforts to preserve the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship as an access program.
OCCC serves more than 28,000 people each year. The college offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment in a variety of fields. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated teachers and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 80 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations and attend events such as the annual Arts Festival Oklahoma. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.