St. Louis Community College http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Commentary: Community College Innovation Builds Skilled Biotech Workforce http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/commentary-community-college-innovation-builds-skilled-biotech-workforce <p>The seeds for the St. Louis biotech boom began as early as 1998 when St. Louis leaders recognized a perfect confluence of key ingredients for growth in plant and life sciences: the geographic location in the nation’s cropland; an abundance of scientific research institutions, including Washington University, St. Louis University and the Columbia and St. Louis campuses of the University of Missouri; and many successful scientific companies such as Monsanto, Sigma-Aldrich, Novus and Covidien.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 03:11:54 +0000 Eilene Lyons 34044 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Commentary: Community College Innovation Builds Skilled Biotech Workforce Help Wanted: Local Colleges Search For New Leaders http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/help-wanted-local-colleges-search-new-leaders <p>Updated at 3:23 p.m. Mon., Feb. 17, with announcement of new SIU president. Some of the jobs came open suddenly, one at the end of a long campus standoff and still others quietly at the end of long, productive tenures, but they all have resulted in room at the top of the ivory tower:</p><p>At least four local schools – Saint Louis University, Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis Community College and the Southern Illinois University system – have vacancies in the office of their top administrator or did until Monday, when SIU named a new president.</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 23:12:33 +0000 Dale Singer 33667 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Help Wanted: Local Colleges Search For New Leaders Local Community College Leaders Respond To State Of The Union, Prepare Students For Workforce http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-community-college-leaders-respond-state-union-prepare-students-workforce <p>During the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/01/28/267939585/inside-the-state-of-the-union-what-the-president-proposed">State of the Union address</a> last week, President Barack Obama called on community colleges to build stronger partnerships with local businesses.&nbsp; And according to St. Louis-area community college leaders, many of those initiatives are already in place on their campuses.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 23:27:42 +0000 Camille Phillips 33440 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local Community College Leaders Respond To State Of The Union, Prepare Students For Workforce St. Louis Community College finds new chancellor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-community-college-finds-new-chancellor <p>St. Louis Community College has a new chancellor -- Myrtle E.B. Dorsey.</p><p>The St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees announced Dorsey&rsquo;s selection this morning.</p><p>Dorsey, who spent nine years as Chancellor at Baton Rouge Community College in Louisiana, will replace Zelema Harris. Harris joined St. Louis Community College in 2007 and announced her retirement earlier this year.</p><p>Dorsey will take over the position starting June 16.</p><p>According to a press release, Dorsey earned her doctorate from the University of Texas</p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 18:58:09 +0000 Ettie Berneking 963 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Community College finds new chancellor Still no information on missing student from Maplewood http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/still-no-information-missing-student-maplewood <p>Dulguun Sukhee, 20, went missing almost two weeks ago.</p> Mon, 03 Jan 2011 21:06:55 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 230 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Still no information on missing student from Maplewood