Washington, DC, December 17, 2018 – Dr. Joe May, chancellor, Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) and president, Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the community college systems and campus leaders who serve on the board of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), we will always be grateful to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) for his open door and thoughtful approach.

As governor, as Secretary of Education and for the last 16 years in Congress, Sen. Alexander has demonstrated his broad understanding and deep support for community colleges, which he rightly views as one of the key foundations of higher education in the U.S.

While Sen. Alexander’s accomplishments in support of community colleges are many, his willingness to champion the implementation of Summer Pell Grants stands out.  Millions of students are persisting in their studies thanks to this important provision now in the law.

RAMC looks forward to working with Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) for these next two years of what has been a remarkable career, and my fellow board members and I wish him the best in his upcoming retirement.”

Joe May, who serves as president of RAMC: A Coalition of Community Colleges, is chancellor of the Dallas  County (TX) Community College District (DCCCD).