From the President’s Desk

AASA Call to Action, Collegiality

Jun 15, 2020

Good morning, Now is the time! I am so excited about last week’s momentum after the caravan and the town hall meeting.  I am encouraged by the comments and commitments from so many of you. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Town Hall meeting. True leadership shone through from all constituent groups.  I…

Caravan for Racial Justice

Jun 06, 2020

Dear Comets, I have struggled for the past several weeks, trying to find the right words to say regarding what is happening across our nation and the world.  As a black man with three black brothers and many black nephews, this moment in our history is certainly difficulty to comprehend and accept.  I have spent…

Graduation, New Direction in VP Search

May 20, 2020

Good Evening Colleagues, Here we are at the end of my first full semester at CCC, and I still can’t believe what a great job you’ve all done, given the challenges we have faced together. It’s been one for the books. Thank you for supporting our students, and each other, through such extraordinary circumstances. GRADUATION While we…

Graduation, Needs Survey, Giving Back

May 12, 2020

Good afternoon, Comets! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy, and continuing to adjust as well as possible to the current situation. It’s been a challenging semester, but also an enlightening one. So many students have told us that it meant a lot to them to discover, as they faced these unprecedented challenges, how…

Phone Banking, Student Support

Apr 22, 2020

Good afternoon, Comets! It’s time for another edition of the C-C-C Four-One-One! VIRTUAL TOWN HALL You will not want to miss tomorrow’s virtual town hall! We’ll be talking about the budget, staff, instruction and student services. It’s happening on Zoom from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Elephant in the Room save the date invitation will…

Summer Courses, Chromebook Loans + Coping with Stress

Apr 10, 2020

Good afternoon, Comets! I cannot thank you enough for the cheerfully industrious way you’ve all met the challenges of the last few weeks. I know I say that every update, but that’s because it grows more true each day. I know It isn’t always easy, but you have really come through for your students.  Nelson Mandela…

Laptop Loan Program, Work from Home Tips, Student Survey + More

Mar 25, 2020

Greetings, Comets! How is working from home treating you? Last week, Dean of Students Dennis Franco shared some work-from-home wellness tips, which I would like to pass along, as well: Maintain regular hours — Set a schedule, and stick to it as best you can. Create a morning routine — Creating a routine that guides you into…

Phone Banking, Webcam Loans, Working from Home + Naming New Buildings

Mar 20, 2020

Good morning colleagues, It’s been another week for the books, but you’ve made it through! I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, and making this adjustment as smoothly as possible.  I know you have heard Governor Newsom issued a statewide order to ‘stay home’ effective last night.  We have several district meetings scheduled next week so I will be sure…