Genesee Community College and New York Community College Trustees Host Community College 'Chargeback Forum' at GCC

Genesee Community College will host a forum discussion of this report and the subject of chargebacks on Friday, March 22, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What: Genesee Community College and New York Community College Trustees Host Community College “Chargeback Forum” at GCC

When: Friday, March 22, 2013, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:Genesee Community College ~ One College Road, Batavia ~ Conable Technology Building, Room T119

Who: Media, Legislators, Members of the Community

Background:

A recent State University of New York (SUNY) report addresses “Operating Chargebacks: A Critical Component in the Funding Partnership for New York’s Community Colleges.” Genesee Community College will host a forum discussion of this report and the subject of chargebacks on Friday, March 22, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Genesee Trustee Laura J. Bohm will serve as moderator of the forum.

The event will begin with a panel discussion about the subject featuring Dr. James Sunser, President, Genesee Community College; Dr. James Klyczek, President, Niagara County Community College; William Reuter, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer, Erie Community College; and David L. Mathis, Trustee, Mohawk Valley Community College and New York Community College Trustees (NYCCT) Chair.

Lunch will be available from 12 noon to 1 p.m. for all participants.

Open discussion will follow lunch, from 1 to 2 p.m.

When the State University of New York was originally formed in the 1950s, then-Gov. Thomas Dewey and the State Legislature created a “fair share” funding system that spread the local share of community college costs across the home counties of students who attended SUNY community colleges. “Chargebacks” represent the expense charged back to students’ home counties for New York State students attending a community college in another county.

Panelists will explore the history and role of community college chargebacks, as well as the perspectives of college leaders and county officials.

NYCCT is a voluntary nonprofit consortium of community college trustees established to strengthen the effectiveness of New York community college trustees. NYCCT represents the appointed board members who govern the 30 community colleges of SUNY and the seven community colleges of CUNY.

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