December 24, 2015
First, I want to wish you a wonderful holiday season and happy, healthy, and safe new year! Thank you for your support of San Francisco City College, and of me, this past year. We’ve come a long way!
Our elected Board of Trustees recently regained full governing power, which we have all be eagerly anticipating. We’re grateful, however, for the advice, experience, and knowledge of our Special Trustee, Dr. Guy Lease, who will stay on for a little longer in an advisory capacity. Also, in case you missed it, we hired Susan Lamb for a two-year appointment as interim chancellor. With our current cohesive board and our chancellor working hard with the amazingly dedicated faculty, staff, and students, we are very optimistic about the future of City College.
It’s been a year of progress. The board has gone through extensive training on everything related to Community Colleges. We’re all eager to start implementing the innovative programs and practices that we’ve learned. But first, we’re focused on our two most important issues for the coming year: enrollment and accreditation.
Although are enrollment numbers are no longer free falling, they are still significantly lower than where they should be. We will continue to work toward increasing those numbers, as our revenue and ability to offer a wide range of classes depend on our enrollment numbers.
We’re also gearing up for another accreditation visit in 2016, where we full expect to retain our accreditation. In the meantime, the ACCJC continues to be scrutinized by state and federal education officials.
So, for your new year’s resolution, sign up for class or three at City College! We’re open. We’re accredited. We’re ready for you.
My resolution is to keep you updated a bit more regularly in the next year, an election year! Yes, I am already up for re-election, and I look forward to continue serving you, our students, and our community.