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Office of the President

Dan Phelan

Welcome to Jackson College

I am very honored and excited to be a part of the growth and advancement occurring at JC, and invite you to visit the many web pages available at the JC web site. As you can imagine, the higher education environment is constantly changing and evolving, presenting along the way new opportunities for JC to respond with important initiatives, goals and activities.

While Michigan faces economic struggles, one constant remains: education is key. Forecasters say that growing our Michigan economy will require workers with a combination of knowledge, which comes through education, as well as creativity and entrepreneurship.

In this website, you will find the many ways that all at JC demonstrate their commitment to providing the highest quality education and college experience possible for our students. Signs of change are also visible around all JC locations. Enrollment has grown over the past several years, more students are being served, four new buildings have opened on the Jackson Central Campus, Hillsdale's LeTarte Center has been renovated, and more improvements are planned, all to provide state-of-the-art technology and the best learning opportunities for our students.

Now, looking to the future, this brings me to a question I've posed to college faculty, staff and students: What kind of world do you want? What kind of future do you see for yourself, your community, your state? What role can you take to make that happen? We continue to examine our programs and facilities to make improvements where necessary, so that JC continues to provide the quality education necessary for the future, just as it has for over 80 years.

JC works because my colleagues and I are totally committed to your success. I wish you all the best as you begin your journey here at JC and look forward to seeing you around campus...

Warmest regards,

Dan Phelan Sig

Dr. Daniel J. Phelan, President