New Erie Co. Community College picks its interim president

BY: - January 22, 2021

Dr. Judith Gay, the former Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff for the Community College of Philadelphia will lead Pennsylvania's newest community college.

With state board’s green light, Erie County to become home of Pa.’s 15th community college

BY: - June 11, 2020

The board voted 9-6 in favor of the application during a virtual session on Thursday. The vote came after the regulatory panel spent two days taking testimony on the application.

State Board of Ed. adds Erie community college discussion to agenda; Supporters ask for more

BY: - April 29, 2020

Erie County Council President Andre Horton said that a vote is more important now as “COVID-19 has illuminated the lack of equity, particularly in technology in the Erie School District.” 

Erie Co. community college supporters calling on state Board of Ed. to hold virtual vote on delayed application

BY: - April 28, 2020

The agenda for that online session hasn’t been “finalized yet,” and is “[expected] it to be done later this week,” the state Dept. of Education said.

Crunching the numbers behind Erie’s competing higher education plans | Fact Check

BY: - April 17, 2020

ERIE, Pa. — When one of the state’s most powerful Republican state lawmakers voiced his concerns regarding the numbers in Erie County’s community college plan, the Capital-Star did an analysis and discovered several typographical errors.   One error was found in projected student enrollment numbers of the original community college plan presented to the state in […]

‘The whole … premise is flawed’: Scarnati questions the math on Erie’s community college plan

BY: - April 5, 2020

ERIE, Pa. — One of the Pennsylvania Legislature’s most powerful Republican lawmakers has  questioned the math behind a long-sought proposal to build a community college in Erie. And he says the money could be better spent on providing scholarships for Erie County residents to attend the already established Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC). “The whole […]


Erie’s fight for a new community college has statewide implications. This is why | Opinion

BY: - March 12, 2020

(*This op-Ed has been updated to correctly reflect the number of community colleges in New York, New Jersey and Ohio.) By Ronald A. DiNicola Next week, the state Board of Education will have an opportunity to set the table for a brighter future for all Pennsylvanians, and it’s critically important that they not let the […]

Waiting Game: With state Board of Ed meeting looming, Erie County’s community college debate may soon be over

BY: - March 3, 2020

The Pa. State Board of Education meets March 18 in Erie -- and win or lose, Erie County officials may finally have a long-awaited answer.