St. Louis Community College

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St. Louis Community College
Saint Louis Community College logo.jpg
Motto "Expanding Minds. Changing Lives."
Type Community
Established 1962 [1]
Budget $200.7 mil. (2017–18) [1]
Chancellor Jeff Pittman (Feb. 2015- )[2]
Academic staff
397 (full-time)[1]
Administrative staff
2,739[1]
Students 69,000 (system-wide) 18,835 (Fall 2017, credit) [1][3]
Address 3221 McKelvey Rd.
Bridgeton, MO 63044[4]
, St. Louis, Ferguson, Kirkwood, Wildwood, Missouri, United States
38°37′19″N 90°11′28″W / 38.622°N 90.191°W / 38.622; -90.191Coordinates: 38°37′19″N 90°11′28″W / 38.622°N 90.191°W / 38.622; -90.191
Campus Urban/Suburban 377.2 acres (153 ha)[1]
Colors Navy blue and Silver         
Nickname Archers
Website www.stlcc.edu

St. Louis Community College (STLCC) is the Missouri two-year college supported by the Junior College District of St. Louis City – St. Louis County, servicing 718 sq. miles.[1]

History[edit]

In 1964 STLCC built three campuses: Florissant Valley Community College in Ferguson, Forest Park Community College in St. Louis, and Meramec Community College in Kirkwood.

Over the objections of the faculty and student body, in 1976 STLCC administration changed the names of the individual campuses to the format St. Louis Community College–Campus Name.[5]

In August 2007, STLCC opened a fourth campus, St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, in Wildwood.[6]

In addition, there are four satellite facilities throughout the area.

Organization and administration[edit]

Jeff Pittman became chancellor of STLCC in July, 2015. Pittman is reported to have received approximately 40,000 dollars for housing and car allowance in 2016.[7] The Chancellor's level of compensation was characterized as 70 percent above the national average by some faculty concerned with the management of the college.[8] Student protests occurred under Pittman.[9]

On November 28, 2017 the College's chapter of the NEA called for a vote of no confidence in Chancellor Pittman and the board of trustees. Included in the NEA's call for a vote of no confidence was the statement by its President Robert Hertel, that the union was responding to "the levels of waste and mismanagement taking place at the college for YEARS."[10][11] In January of 2018, the Executive Council of the college's chapter of the National Education Association had a unanimous vote of "No Confidence" in Chancellor Pittman.[12]

Academic profile[edit]

The college grants Associate's degrees (A.A., A.S., A.A.S., A.F.A.), as well as Certificates of Proficiency (for completing a specified one-year course of study) and Certificates of Specialization (for completing a specified six-month course of study).

Athletics[edit]

STLCC operates as a single entity in athletic competition (as opposed to each campus operating as a separate program, which was the case prior to consolidation). Athletic teams are open to any eligible STLCC student, regardless of which campus the student attends.

The teams are known as the Archers (named for, and the athletic teams' logo incorporates, the Gateway Arch) and participate in the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC).

  • The Florissant Valley Campus hosts Men's Soccer.
  • The Forest Park Campus hosts Men's and Women's Basketball.
  • The Meramec Campus hosts Men's Baseball, Women's Soccer, Women's Softball, and Women's Volleyball.

The Wildwood Campus does not host any STLCC athletic programs.

Noted alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "STLCC – Quick Facts". St. Louis Community College. Retrieved October 18, 2013.
  2. ^ http://www.stlcc.edu/newsroom/2015/03/News10.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Months of faculty discord preceded St. Louis Community College chancellor's contract vote, St. Louis Post-Dispatch (August 1, 2013)
  4. ^ https://www.stlcc.edu/departments/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ St. Louis Community College : About STLCC : History
  6. ^ http://suburbanjournals.stltoday.com/articles/2007/06/14/news/sj2tn20070614-0614prj_slccroof.ii1.txt[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Riverfront Times".
  8. ^ "St. Louis Post-Dispatch".
  9. ^ Tensions Rise at STLCC. "Inside Higher Ed".
  10. ^ "St. Louis Post-Dispatch".
  11. ^ "Montage".
  12. ^ Fenske, Sarah. "STLCC Faculty Reps Vote 'No Confidence' in Chancellor Jeff Pittman". Riverfront Times. Retrieved 2018-02-28.

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