KINGSBOROUGH AMONG NATION’S MOST TECH-ADVANCED COMMUNITY COLLEGES

November 14, 2008 | Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn, NY, November 14 –Dr. Regina Peruggi, president of Kingsborough Community College (KCC) today announced that the college is one of the nation’s top ten community colleges for technology delivery in higher education, according to an annual survey conducted by the Center for Digital Education and Converge magazine.

Kingsborough is ranked tenth among the large-sized community colleges (7,500 students or more), in the fourth annual Digital Community Colleges Survey which identifies and spotlights colleges that provide a high level of service to their students and faculty through information technology. KCC is the only CUNY college and only college in New York City to be selected in the category of large-sized community colleges..

“We are delighted to receive recognition for our technology delivery to our college community. This community joins me in congratulating Asif Hussain, chief information officer, and the entire Information Technology staff. We are fortunate to have a dedicated staff of IT professionals who work tirelessly to ensure that technology is used to enrich the educational experience of our students,” said Dr. Peruggi. “The expansion of the role of technology on our campus is a top priority.”

Marina Leight, vice president of the Center for Digital Education, said, “Our revised 2008 digital community college survey showcases the best utilization of digital technology. Community colleges continue to be the place to look for innovation.”

Schools were placed in three categories based on size of enrollment, with college officials providing information from the 2007 school year. At the survey’s conclusion, the top 10 in each of the three categories were named. The survey examined areas of technology ranging from online admissions, student access to transcripts and grades, information security and infrastructure, to weather and campus security alerts and online library capabilities.

About Kingsborough Community College:
Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn’s only community college, is located on a 70-acre campus in Manhattan Beach, on the southern tip of Brooklyn. The breathtaking campus overlooks three bodies of water: Sheepshead Bay, Jamaica Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. It serves approximately thirty thousand students per year, offering a wide range of credit and non-credit courses in the liberal arts, career education, and specialized programs.

About the Center for Digital Education
The Center for Digital Education is a national research and advisory institute providing education and industry leaders with decision support, research and educational services to help them effectively incorporate new technologies in the 21st century. In addition to the Digital Community College Survey, the Center conducts Digital School Districts, Cities, Counties and States Surveys – all national studies that serve as benchmarks for excellence in IT applications and initiatives

Contact: Ruby Ryles
Office of Public Relations
718-368-5543
Ruby.Ryles@kbcc.cuny.edu