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CCC Campus Goes Smoke-free

When students return to Corning Community College's campus later this summer, they'll notice at least three changes: a tobacco-free campus, slightly higher tuition and a new president at the helm.

Earlier this week, the school's board of trustees passed a campus-wide tobacco ban to promote a safe, healthy environment for its students, employees and visitors, said spokeswoman Debbie Kelly. It's an expansion of a policy passed by the board in 2009.

Tobacco products -- defined by the school as cigarettes, cigars, pipes or any other smoking cigarettes product and smokeless or spit tobacco such as dip, chew or snuff -- were originally limited to parking lots not directly adjacent to campus buildings, Kelly said.

The new policy includes all college property, including the Business Development Center in Corning and the Academic and Workforce Development Center in Elmira.

The trustees also approved a 5.4 percent tuition increase for full- and part-time students.

Full-time students who live in New York will pay $1,935 a semester. Non-residents will pay $3,870.

The part-time tuition rate is $161, up $11, per credit hour for New Yorkers and $322, up $16, per credit hour for non-residents.

Katherine P. Douglas, the new president, starts today.

Douglas, who was appointed in February, was vice president of academic affairs at Sussex County Community College in Newton, N.J. She replaces Floyd "Bud" Amann, who retired.

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