Category Archives: Notes from the President

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...
Honoring Black History Month

Honoring Black History Month

Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania I’ve been seeing lots of posts in my social media feed recently about January and just how long it feels.  There were jokes about how it’s the 47th day of January already, and...
The Countdown Is On!

The Countdown Is On!

Chris Gray, Ph.D.  Founding President, Erie County Community College  We’re just a few weeks away from the launch of our third Spring semester here at EC3, and the excitement builds a little more each day.  At the time of this writing, we are just eighteen days away...
Reviewing Our Values

Reviewing Our Values

Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President, Erie County Community College Happy New Year! We’re back at work here at EC3 and preparing for another exciting semester.  In keeping with this time of year, I wanted to mention an exciting development for us as a college. We...
Slowness and Light

Slowness and Light

Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President, Erie County Community College The darkest day of the year is just about the corner, and the holidays are all but upon us. The next couple of days are the darkest and busiest time of the year in the northern hemisphere. ...
Academic Freedom v. Freedom of Speech

Academic Freedom v. Freedom of Speech

Chris Gray, Ph.D.  Founding President, Erie County Community College  No one understands freedom of speech. Bold claim, I know, but hear me out. There’s a lot of chatter lately about “restoring” freedom of speech, accompanied by vague references to the First...