Clackamas Community College President Tim Cook reviews 2020, looks ahead to probable enrollment spike
During his virtual state-of-the-college address Jan. 29, Clackamas Community College President Tim Cook talked a lot about adjustments at the college due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But he also discussed what the college might look like post-COVID, predicting an increase in enrollment.
Presently and perhaps not surprisingly, enrollment is down.
“2020 was a year like no other,” Cook said. “As president of a college with 25,000 students and nearly 1,000 employees, I saw the damage COVID-19, police violence, civil unrest, wildfires and November’s elections had on our community.”
Cook said prior to the onset of the pandemic, many of Clackamas’s students were already struggling financially, and the COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated their situations. He noted also that some students…