This issue illustrates examples of effective collaborations written by community college presidents, administrators, faculty, and leaders of state governments and national organizations. Each has contributed a story illustrating a successful program that required the efforts of a range of individuals and recommendations for others to build their own successes. Topics include: How to build effective dual enrollment programs to motivate high school students in rural areas to pursue higher education Why collaboration is crucial for institutions that apply for federal grant funding Effective partnering with institutional research and technology departments to advance student services and college-wide strategic planning How to infuse service learning into curricula to engage and encourage minority students at community colleges to focus their career aspirations How to advance community college study abroad programs through collective participation of administrators and faculty, and outside organizations Creating and sustaining effective partnerships between a state and its local colleges. This is the 165th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series. An essential guide for presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leaders in today's open-door institutions, this quarterly provides expert guidance in meeting the challenges of their distinctive and expanding educational mission.