Category Archives: Notes from the President

Belief, Growth Mindset, and Graduation

Belief, Growth Mindset, and Graduation

Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President, Erie County Community College It’s hard to believe that we are almost to our second annual graduation ceremony, but it’s true!  We will celebrate our next round of graduates on Saturday, June 1 at 10:00am here at Erie West. ...
Belongingness Still Matters

Belongingness Still Matters

Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President, Erie County Community College Earlier this week, the solar eclipse was the big excitement here in Erie as everyone came together to witness four-ish minutes of totality. This was the last total solar eclipse that will be visible...
Educational Access: Proximity Matters

Educational Access: Proximity Matters

Chris Gray, Ph.D.  Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania  A recurrent theme in my blogs is that proximity to education is an access issue, making it an equity issue. What I mean here is that the distance that potential students have to...
Course Modalities = Flexibility

Course Modalities = Flexibility

Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania In my last blog, I talked about the difference it can make to students’ educational experiences when they visit college campuses in person. I firmly believe that the best way to get to...
540!

540!

Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania 540 students enrolled! Wow! Yet another extraordinary moment to commemorate here! Who could have imagined, just twenty-eight months ago, that this experiment would work? EC3 was born...