Mayor Nicholls’s vision to enhance accessibility to higher education culminates in plans for the Yuma Multiversity Campus (YMC). Mayor Nicholls serves as chairman of the YMC’s Governing Board, which includes multidisciplinary industry leaders from throughout the community who are working to develop a centralized campus in Yuma. The YMC will offer a full range of baccalaureate programs, utilizing the academic programs and specialties offered by the state universities and local community colleges.
Driven by the philosophy that all students may achieve their postsecondary ambitions, the City of Mesa, Mesa Community College, and Mesa Public Schools formed the Mesa Counts on College partnership to ensure that low-income students are aware of postsecondary options, and then support them with follow-through to enroll, persist, and attain degrees.
College Connect Tempe is a community collaboration designed to increase access to postsecondary opportunities. This free workshop series enlists mentors who provide resources, financial guidance, and support for low-income and first-generation students at critical points in the college application and admissions process.