Category Archives: Notes from the President

An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

Notes from the President Chris Gray, Ph.D. | Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania As we head into our last day of classes before Thanksgiving recess, I find it helpful to pause and reflect on the semester so far.  More of Fall 2022 is...
Investing in Our Veterans

Investing in Our Veterans

Notes from the President Chris Gray, Ph.D. | Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania This week, we celebrate Veterans Day, a federal holiday established to honor the service of our men and women in all branches of the military. Permit me a...
Changing It Up: Data-Driven Decisions

Changing It Up: Data-Driven Decisions

Notes from the President Chris Gray, Ph.D. | Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennslyvania I write today on the cusp of November, and if you’ve been reading here for a while, you know that I have been publishing a blog post each week for a little...
Becoming the College of First Choice

Becoming the College of First Choice

Notes from the President Chris Gray, Ph.D. | Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennslyvania In the world of higher education, community colleges are often given short shrift and dismissed as the school of last resort. Because we are open-access...
Proactive Registration

Proactive Registration

Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President l Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania If you ask anyone who’s worked with me during the course of my career as an administrator, I suspect that you’d hear a common theme emerging: I am, first and foremost, concerned with...
Maintaining Community Connections

Maintaining Community Connections

Notes from the President Chris Gray, Ph.D. | Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania If you’ve read here for a while, you’ve likely grown accustomed to hearing me talk about the ways in which EC3 is the community’s college. And it is. It...