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Committed Citizens Make for Effective Intentional Partnerships

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2014 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

Education is not an exclusive commodity to be brokered only to the privileged -- and should not be treated as such. As a public institution we are here to serve everyone. Rich. Poor. Old. Young. That's why intentional partnerships matter.

Avoiding the Need for Student Debt Relief

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2014 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

College matters. Education matters. Having a well-paying and satisfying job matters. Being able to live as free as possible from college debt matters. I don't believe the American dream for most people is to go to the most expensive Ivy League or most prestigious research institution, and then go on to become rich and famous.

Community Colleges Play More Vital Role than Ever

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

What community colleges need to do is keep the role that we play in higher education visible and accessible to all citizens, just as we have been doin...

Education Isn't Just Dollars and Cents

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 12.30.2013 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

Education isn't just dollars and cents; it goes beyond these finite things. Education fuels and ignites the mind. Ignites the soul. Learning is a transformative experience and there is no way to gauge that against the cost of education

The Best U.S. Community Colleges

Posted 08.27.2013 | College

Saint Paul College was once again named one of the best higher education institutions in the U.S. Haven't heard of it? That's probably because few...

When Reality Sets in for Graduates

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 08.19.2013 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

This new reality will have its own moments of elation, of course, but it will include the need for more hard work, more learning, more maturing and more personal and professional growth.

College Affordability: Now Is the Time

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

Helping to pay for one's college education adds meaning to life's lessons learned and adds value and context while in higher pursuits. But it's unconscionable to think that just about the only way for someone to go to college full-time is to go into debt with student loans.

Two Year Colleges Are the Bridges

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2013 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

The least college ready students deserve the means to secure a bright and rewarding future for themselves just as much as the most college ready students do. We don't just build the bridges -- we ARE the bridge.

Beyond the Buzzword "Underserved"

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 09.02.2012 | Impact
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

Post-secondary education is pivotal to the future employment of our young people and to the health of our region and the economic prosperity of our nation.

The Strength of Community Colleges

Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2012 | College
Rassoul Dastmozd, Ph.D.

We appreciate President Obama's spotlight on community colleges and vocational training. But we must continue to speak out about the measurable and immeasurable value that our 2-year institutions bring to our cities, states and nation.