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COM History

The history of the College of the Mainland.

2000s Photo Album

Go to the 2000s Album to see images of College of the Mainland in the past.

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2000's Timeline

2000

  • President Larry Stanley retires.
  • Homer Hayes becomes COM's sixth president.

2001

  • COM launches annual Veterans Day Salute.

2002

  • PACT alternative teacher certification program is approved.

2003

  • In 2003, the College opened a 7,500-square foot Learning Center in League City to address the growing education and training needs of COM's North Galveston County service area. 
  • SACS reaccreditation Spring 2003.

 2004

  • Collegiate High School opens funded by a $696,570 Department of Education grant.

 2005

  • First Associate of Arts in Teaching Degrees offered at COM.

2006

  • First African-American Summit held to identify ways to attract and retain more African-American students.
  • COM selected as one of 10 colleges in Houston area to join Achieving the Dream, a national initiative to help more community college students succeed.

2007

  • Gulf Coast Safety Institute begins offering classes and Associate Degree program.

2008

  • Board of Trustees selects Larry Durrence as interim president while the it conducts a national search  for COM’s seventh president. (July 08 – April 09)
  • CAST Center at Delany Road opens for skills training.
  • Cosmetology program is relocated to Outlet Mall. 

2009

  • Michael Elam becomes COM's seventh president.