The state of Columbia College is strong, and the future is bright, according to President Gerald Brouder at his State of the College address in Launer Auditorium on the Columbia College campus.


The state of Columbia College is strong, and the future is bright, according to President Gerald Brouder at his State of the College address in Launer Auditorium on the Columbia College campus.

Accomplishments include a healthy operating budget of $90 million with $173 million in assets under management and an endowment nearly double what it was two years ago -- the college is without debt.

However, Columbia College is not without challenges. The college has seen a downward trend in traditional age students but plans to
reposition itself and revamp retention and marketing efforts.

By the next state of the college address in 2013, Brouder predicts that the college will have launched more new degrees; prepared for the occupancy of the new science building; acquired additional property; experienced a resurgence in the day program; continued to upgrade technology and embraced a new brand.