Inside Higher Ed
May 12th, 2015
Two community colleges roughly 75 miles apart in northwest Ohio are
creating a new regional government agency smack-dab between them so they
can consolidate many administrative functions and -- potentially --
academic and other programs, too.
Those prospects excite the leaders of the two institutions, Terra
State and Northwest State Community Colleges, who say the arrangement
will help them save money that can be shifted to improve student
services. But the idea worries some faculty and staff members at the two
institutions, who see it as a precursor to a merger and lost jobs.
The Northern Ohio Community College District, as the new entity will
be called, was announced by the presidents of Northwest State and Terra
State Monday after their boards approved a framework of the plan over