Joe May is the sole finalist for chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, school officials announced today.

If the district's Board of Trustees approves the nomination, May would take over for Wright Lassiter Jr., who retires on Dec. 31 after 27 years with DCCCD.

The Texas Association of Business wants the state to withhold some money for community colleges until graduate rates rise. The group has even put up billboards to encourage support. KERA's Bill Zeeble reports the Dallas County Community College District says the business group doesn't know the whole story.

A new billboard on Central Expressway reads "8 PERCENT OF DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS GRADUATE IN 3 YEARS. IS THAT FAIR TO THE STUDENTS? It's signed by the Texas Association of Business.