Hayward area residents are invited to attend Dinner with the President of Lac Courte Oreilles Community College, to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, the New Post Elderly Center.

Those attending will share a dinner of chili and frybread with college President Dr. Russell Swagger, who will discuss ongoing and upcoming changes happening at the college.

“As we implement our strategic plan and develop a new master facility plan, we know our future success depends on meeting the community’s needs,” Swagger said. “We want your input on how we’ve been doing recently — and what we can do to continue to provide access to high quality education that strengthens our community.”

Swagger will share updates on the development of college athletic teams, LCOOCC’s growth in offering pilot bachelor-degree courses, and the accreditation process and what it means for updating the college name. Dr. Swagger also will share details on the increase in student enrollment and staff, the development of the master facility plan to include student and family housing and the upcoming inaugural Seven Generational Inter-Tribal Leadership Summit scheduled for Oct. 3-4.

“As Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College continues to grow, we need to ensure that every aspect of the college grows as well — from offering housing, to adding athletic programs, and making sure that our name and brand are effective” Dr. Swagger said.

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