Tim Wynes Guest Speaker on MPR News

Published on: February 19, 2014

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Student Ethan Merseth preps a vehicle for painting at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minn. Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Photo courtesy of MPR News/Jeffrey Thompson

Student Ethan Merseth preps a vehicle for painting at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minn. Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Photo courtesy of MPR News/Jeffrey Thompson

IHCC president and DCTC interim president on The Daily Circuit

Tim Wynes, J.D., president of Inver Hills Community College and interim president of Dakota County Technical College, was a guest speaker on the MPR News show The Daily Circuit, Feb. 17, 2014.

Can free community college improve state economies?

Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Haslam announced a proposal this month to make community college in the state free.

Haslam said he plans to use excess money from the state’s lottery to create a $300 million endowment.

“Net cost to the state, zero. Net impact on our future? Priceless,” he said.

The announcement came as other states are looking at measures to drive students toward community college as a way to guarantee residents get some level of education beyond a high school degree, or provide a cheaper alternative to the first two years of a post-secondary education.

On The Daily Circuit, we discuss the benefits of community college. Does making them more accessible keep students from moving to four-year programs? We look at the state of community colleges in America and ask how they fit into our education system.

LISTEN to the Story

Guests Speakers

  • Richard Kahlenberg: Senior fellow at The Century Foundation and the author of ‘Bridging the Higher Education Divide: Strengthening Community Colleges and Restoring the American Dream’
  • Sophie Quinton: Staff correspondent for National Journal
  • Tim Wynes: President of IHCC and Interim President of DCTC
For more information, contact:
  • Erin Edlund
    Director of Institutional Advancement, DCTC
    Director of Marketing, IHCC
    651-423-8233

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