Location: SCR 352
Confirmation of Charter School Institute Board
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
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01:53 PM -- Confirmation of Charter School Institute Board Presentation by Pikes Peak Community College
Senator Hill invited the presenters from Pikes Peak Community College (Pikes Peak) to come to the table to begin their presentation. Lance Bolton, President of Pikes Peak, came to the table and introduced two students: Tracey Asher and Amity Rose. Ms. Asher spoke about her experience at Pikes Peak as a disabled army veteran. She spoke about her military service and the difficulty when credits earned during military service do not transfer to a higher education program. Ms. Asher answered questions from the committee. Ms. Rose spoke about her military service, and about why she enrolled at Pikes Peak, and the resources provided to veterans by the school. She spoke about issues transferring credits from military institutions to civilian education institutions. President Bolton answered questions about the school's counseling program for students who are veterans. President Bolton provided background information about Pikes Peak, and spoke about the school's vision statement, retention rates, student degree completion rates, and successful transfers to four-year institutions. Committee discussion ensued.