Tampa – In their regular July 7th meeting, the Hillsborough Community College (HCC) District Board of Trustees voted to maintain current tuition rates as a part of approving the college’s $119 million budget for the 2015-16 academic year. This is the fourth year that HCC students have seen no increase in their tuition and fees. “Continuing to provide high quality postsecondary educational opportunities at an exceptional value for the residents of Hillsborough County and beyond is HCC’s value proposition,” said HCC President Dr. Ken Atwater.
In other board actions, Mrs. MarDee Buchman was selected as chair of the District Board of Trustees and Brigadier General Chip Diehl was selected as vice chair. As chair, Mrs. Buchman will work with HCC President Ken Atwater to direct the board’s policy-making agenda. The one-year appointments were effective immediately.
Additionally, HCC Trustee Randall Reid was elected chairman of the Association of Florida College’s (AFC) Trustees Commission. Representing Florida’s 28 state colleges and 271 trustees, the Trustees Commission promotes an understanding of the Florida College System amongst trustees and serves as the trustees’ principal advocacy liaison to local and state elected officials and agencies. Mr. Reid served as HCC board chair during the 2014-15 year.
Hillsborough Community College serves over 45,000 students annually at its five campuses located throughout Tampa Bay. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.