Moraine Valley Community College President Sylvia Jenkins joined President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education and K-12 leaders on December 4 at the White House College Opportunity Summit.
She came away with a feeling of appreciation that the Administration has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting efforts to provide students with pathways to a college education.
The White House College Opportunity Day of Action was established to support the President’s commitment to partner with colleges and universities, business leaders, and nonprofits to support students across the country to help the U.S. reach its goal of leading the world in college attainment.
“To involve community colleges in this discussion speaks volumes of President Obama’s understanding that we need many higher education options for people to choose from. Giving community colleges that level of support and recognition is very meaningful,” Dr. Jenkins said.