The Columbia Chronicle

College announces new hires, promotions

By Campus Editor

July 24, 2015

A string of promotions and newly-hired personnel have been announced during the summer that could affect several departments throughout the 2015–2016 academic year.The emailed announcements, which were sent out June 15 through July 18, detailed four faculty and staff personnel changes at the college.The moves include the appointment of Miriam Smith as executive director of Alumni Relations, Suzanne McBride as interim chair of...

West Coast alumni office changes location

West Coast alumni office changes location

March 2, 2015

Columbia’s Alumni Relations office on the West Coast will be relocated from its current location to a new space in the Raleigh Studios lot, 650 N. Bronson Ave., where the college’s Semester in LA pro...

Forgetting alumni harms Columbia

By Editorial Board

October 6, 2014

With yet another decline in enrollment, a history of weak fundraising and a likely tuition increase looming next year, the need for communication between Columbia and its alumni is more important than ever.Alumni are one of a college’s most valuable resources, second only to its current students. Connections with alumni cultivate relationships with students that provide internship and job opportunities. A strong relationship...

College combats low enrollment

By Samuel Charles

October 3, 2010

After reaching an all-time high in 2008, Columbia’s student enrollment has decreased for the second consecutive year, bringing the total number of undergraduate and graduate students attending at the college to 11,922.Though a decrease of 542 students in the past two years may not seem like a big deal, the tuition revenue those students would have brought to Columbia totals nearly $11 million per year.This information, alo...

Columbia to continue with renewed accreditation

By Brandon Smith

September 19, 2009

Columbia’s status as an accredited institution of higher learning was unconditionally continued for the next 10 years as of Sept. 14 by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The decision was widely expected by the Columbia administration. The HLC review group’s report frequently praised the college and didn’t publicly cite areas in which the college needed to im...

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