RAMC Urges Greater Compassion, Understanding in Wake of Protests

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), A coalition of community colleges, today issued a statement in response to protests against racism and police brutality that continue in cities around the country. Joe May, RAMC Board President and Chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, said, “The protests sweeping across the nation, including in my hometown […]

RAMC Comments on Higher Education Act Proposal

Washington, DC, October 28, 2018 – In response to the House Education and Labor Committee’s Markup of H.R. 4674, College Affordability Act, Joe May, president of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) and chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, issued the following letter: RAMC CAA Committee letter 10282019 Dear Chairman Scott and Ranking Member Foxx: […]

ICYMI: Community college students are changing — it’s time for financial aid policies to change too

Community college students are changing — it’s time for financial aid policies to change too By Glenn DuBois, Morna Foy and Monty Sullivan, The Hill | June 13, 2019 Go ask ALICE about Operation Varsity Blues, and you won’t get much of a reaction. That’s because while highly selective schools grab lots of ink, including […]

Glenn DuBois Calls on Congress “To Expand the Usage of Pell Grants for High-Quality, Non-Credit Workforce Training Programs”

In Testimony Before Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee, Dr. DuBois, Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges and Founding Board Member of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), Says Move Would be “The Biggest Difference-Maker” for Students WASHINGTON, May 22, 2019 — Calling himself “proof positive that community colleges are engines of economic mobility,” Dr. Glenn DuBois, […]

RAMC Member Testifies Before House Education and Labor Subcommittee

Washington, DC, March 27, 2019 – Mark Hays, Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Economic Development for the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), and member of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), testified before the House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment about innovations in apprenticeship programs. “I would like to emphasize how […]

STATEMENT REGARDING THE RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT OF SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER

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. […]

RAMC Comments on Gainful Employment Regulations

Washington, DC, September 13, 2018 – In response to a request for public comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) rescinding the Gainful Employment (GE) regulation, Joe May, president of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) and chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, issued the following letter: RE: Docket ID ED-2018-OPE-0042-0001 Dear Ms. […]

Statement of Joe May, President, Rebuilding America’s Middle Class on Last Week’s Executive Order Establishing the National Council for the American Worker

Washington, DC, July 27, 2018 – Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) is a coalition of community colleges that aims to rebuild America’s middle class by enhancing student success and by promoting the vital role of community colleges in enhancing workforce development and in addressing other key economic challenges. That’s why we are pleased to see […]

RAMC Releases Comments on the Higher Education Act Reauthorization

Washington, DC, February 23, 2018 – In response to a request for stakeholder input on the Higher Education Act Reauthorization, Joe May, president of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) and chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, issued the following letter outlining RAMC’s recommendations. Dear Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member Murray: On behalf of […]

RAMC President Joe May Testifies Before Senate on the Higher Education Act

Washington, DC, January 25, 2018 – Joe May, president of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC) and chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions about reauthorizing the higher education act. “Our current higher education policies and regulations were designed at a time when institutions […]