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Community College Engagement Group (CCEG)

The 1,108 community colleges in the United States play a vital role in higher education for American students.  More than 12 million students – 45% of all U.S. undergraduate students – attend classes at community colleges, earning almost 800,000 associate degrees and 500,000 certificates in 2013-14.  Community colleges offer an affordable education right in the student’s community.

American Association of Community Colleges, Fast Facts, February 2016

Community colleges play an enormous role in higher education.  APPA needs you.  Your voice can help ensure that the needs of community colleges are articulated and heard in the broader discussion of higher education facilities.

Purpose: Provide a forum/ communication avenue for community college facilities professionals to come together on a monthly basis to network. 

Charge(s): APPA’s Community College Engagement Group (CCEG) seeks to identify unique challenges and needs of community college facilities professionals; bolster participation and value of existing APPA programs and services; share best practices; and expand networking opportunities among peer professionals. 

We meet the 1st Thursday of each month at 2:00pm ET and is open to all APPA members. To join, please contact member services at or visit the APPA online community to view the Zoom link. There is no cost to participate.

Community College Engagement Group Chair/ Vice Chair

David H. Van Hook, MS, CEFP, Director of Facilities, Georgia Highlands College

MaryJane (MJ) Thompson, CEFP, Facilities Manager, Salt Lake Community College