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How will the College of DuPage rebuild the public's trust?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.17.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With news that federal investigators have descended upon the College of DuPage to look into the spending habits of the school and some of its official...

Higher Ed Must Shift Gears to Meet Student Needs

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 05.25.2015 | Education
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

A recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education supports our knowledge that successful navigation of the changing climate is complex, and we and other institutions must continue on a proactive path in order to succeed.

Illinois' Pension Reform Opens the Door for Some Confusing Politics

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.19.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

To those who have followed the epic Illinois pension reform battle over the past three years or so, Wednesday's arguments before the Illinois Supreme Court in a landmark pension reform lawsuit may have been disorienting.

Education Funding Taking Hits Nationwide

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 04.27.2015 | Education
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Institutions of higher learning are caught between a rock and hard place. On one hand, keeping tuition affordable presents greater opportunities and attracts more students, but it limits colleges and universities financially as the downward trend in state funding continues.

Illinois Educational Funding -- Expect Deep Cuts

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 03.31.2015 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Within 24 hours of Governor Bruce Rauner taking office, numerous media outlets reported on his immediate steps to rectify Illinois' dire financial situation.

Maybe the Best College Trustee in Illinois

Adam Andrzejewski | Posted 02.28.2015 | College
Adam Andrzejewski

From the outside, COD looks like it's an impossible environment for systemic reform. It appears that Hamilton is just one mom versus a corrupt machine. But, the fresh faced newbie armed with the mandate from the voters is winning the battle at COD.

Fiscal Fitness: Higher Education Must Be Run Like a Business

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Without exception, each and every college and university must keep their fiscal house in order at all times by maintaining a balanced budget with "rainy day" funds that promote freedom, action and innovation.

Illinois Municipalities Could Face Bankruptcy Issues

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 02.07.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With Detroit having filed for bankruptcy and dozens of Illinois municipalities facing financial calamity over pension obligations they can't meet, a natural question is whether Illinois cities will follow Detroit's example.

The Fat Cats at College of DuPage (an Illinois Jr. College)

Adam Andrzejewski | Posted 01.17.2015 | College
Adam Andrzejewski

Thanks to the information made available by the Edgar County Watchdogs, we are starting to gain insight into how the elected trustees and entire management/oversight structures at the College of DuPage have "gamed the system for personal gain."

Community Colleges Continue to Step Up Their Game

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

The following post is a modified version of an article written by College of DuPage President Dr. Robert L. Breuder and printed in an internal newslet...

Free Tuition Follow Up

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 12.07.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Over the last few months, I've written two articles about colleges offering free tuition for students, a topic that continues to be discussed nationally.

The Real College Financial Crisis

Adam Andrzejewski | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Adam Andrzejewski

If you want to understand the real college crisis in rising college costs, you don't need to look to the Ivy League or even your state's flagship university. Simply take a look at your local community college.

Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 09.09.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

At the end of June, Senate Democrats and House Republicans separately presented plans on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.

Free Tuition a Debt Solution for Higher Education? Let's Take Action From the Inside Out

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 08.04.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Free tuition seems to be quite a hot topic in higher education as of late, and with good reason. With increasing tuition costs and fewer options for b...

Enough of the Economic 'Blame Game': Colleges Must Take Responsibility for Enrollment

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

It is my belief that community colleges are the answer to the labor crisis in this country. Colleges that don't make tough decisions are in fact contributing to this country's economic crisis as their students enthusiastically walk across the stage in their cap and gown only to eventually become a jobless statistic.

Community Colleges: Four-Year Degrees in Illinois and Beyond

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Timing is everything and it is now time to bring to the forefront again the issue of community colleges offering baccalaureate degrees. Twenty-two sta...

States Investigate Extreme Measures to Increase College Accessibility

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 05.14.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

While we may not be able to fix problems at the state level, we can help future generations make wise decisions, enabling them to achieve their educational goals while taking on minimal debt.

Private Colleges Face Enrollment Challenges

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the falling enrollment at small private colleges and the national trends contributing to it. Most telling...

Generating First-Generation Students

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 03.19.2014 | Education
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

ACT has released its recent "Condition of College and Career Readiness" report, and while the news isn't unexpected, it's far from ideal. Nationally, ...

Overrating Graduating?

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

We certainly want our students who are pursuing a credential to earn it. But we also want to help those students who come here for other reasons, and community colleges are doing an excellent job of serving these students as well.

Does a College Degree Make Dollars and Sense?

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 12.23.2013 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

When considering how we make higher education "worth it," perhaps we should stop periodically to remind ourselves that students are not simply numbers or completions.

Katie O'Connell, Missing College Of Dupage Student, Found Safe

nbcchicago.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A 20-year-old College of Dupage student who was last seen leaving a River North bar early Sunday morning has been located and is safe, Oak Brook Polic...

College Of DuPage Announces New President

Daily Herald | Catherine Edman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Robert Breuder's ability to boost community college enrollment and fatten the coffers made him the perfect choice to lead College of DuPage. That's t...