A process and plan years in the making became reality today, as the California Community Colleges Board of Governors voted unanimously to recognize Madera Community College (MCC) as the 116th campus of the state’s community college system.
“It has been my honor to work alongside students, faculty, staff and administrators to achieve this historic and great accomplishment for our campus and community,” said Madera Community College President Angel Reyna. “It has been a collective and collaborative effort, and I look forward to the continued work to better serve our students as a college.”
With the new designation, Madera Community College is no longer a satellite campus, and will now receive funding for additional programs and staffing. It is also eligible for athletic competition within the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), and is no longer under the umbrella of Reedley College, which has been assisting with day-to-day operations. Oakhurst Community College Center will continue to work and share resources with MCC. Initial accreditation was awarded by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges in June.
A program will be held Tuesday, July 21st at 8am in front of the administration building to mark this historic occasion and provide additional information on the direction of the campus. President Reyna will be available for one-on-one interviews at the conclusion of the program. There will also be a “drive-thru celebration” with community members from 9-11am. Commemorative t-shirts will be handed out to those participating in the event.