Budget increase should be spent on key areas

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In response to “Board approves $30 million increase to the budget,” published July 21, the increase will help if the focus remains on two key points, increased compensation for faculty, staff, and administrators and trying to increase dual credit programs.

Successful colleges start with driven, caring faculty, staff and administrators. Better leadership leads to overall better courses and college environment.

Expressing faith in dual credit programs and early college high schools will lead to higher enrollment and hopefully more students completing their degree.

The column states that it may be difficult to show a return on investment for some of the programs, although it seems clear to most that they are indeed beneficial.

An increase can often times be spread too thin and show minimal results, but with focus on certain key areas it can prove to be very beneficial.


Alexander Peeples

Business Management Freshman


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