In Jefferson City, MCC advocates for students with state lawmakers

MCC’s contingent to the state Capitol included Chancellor Kimberly Beatty in the center (red suit) flanked by other College leaders and MCC-Longview students. (Photo courtesy MCCA)

Metropolitan Community College is on the move and advocating for its community and students in the Missouri state capital this week.

MCC Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty and MCC Vice Chancellor of College and Community Relations Dr. Michael Banks are visiting with lawmakers in Jefferson City as the 2018 legislative session is well underway. MCC found the lawmakers receptive and said the elected officials enjoyed meeting students and are looking forward to growing the Missouri economy through education and workforce programs.

Also traveling to Mid-Missouri are MCC-Longview President Dr. Kirk Nooks with a contingent of students. Beatty, Banks, Nooks and students all converged on Jefferson City on Feb. 21.

Advocacy plays a large role in fulfilling the College’s mission.

As part of the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA), MCC is playing a role in discussing several legislative priorities this year, including:

  • Community college funding
  • Full funding of the A+ Scholarship Program
  • Degree offerings
  • Workforce development
  • PSRS/PEERS viability and vitality

Read more about the various priorities here.

Enjoy the photos shared from the state Capitol.

Dr. Beatty meets with lawmakers

Student engagement