The Things We Do Not See

The Things We Do Not See

Notes from the President Chris Gray, Ph.D. | Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania  As promised, I’m continuing my discussion of barriers faced by community college students in this post. In many ways, cognitive hurdles provide easier...
Hurdles Shouldn’t Be a Thing

Hurdles Shouldn’t Be a Thing

Notes from the President Chris Gray, Ph.D. | Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania  Watching the Olympics every four years, I find myself marveling at the amount of strength and focus it takes for these trained athletes to leap...
What Actually Is an Associate’s Degree?

What Actually Is an Associate’s Degree?

Notes from the President Chris Gray, Ph.D. | Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania  EC3PA is built differently than the other institutions of higher learning here in Erie County. In these posts, we’ve discussed some of the differences,...
So Who’s “Typical” Anyway?

So Who’s “Typical” Anyway?

Notes from the President Chris Gray, Ph.D. | Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania  Higher education usually operates on a “typical student” model, and most strategic institutional discussions are built upon a particular set of...

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ABOUT EC3 Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania is America’s newest community college. A dedicated group of community leaders brought the college to northwest Pennsylvania with the foresight to know how a comprehensive community college can change students’...