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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 1/21/2020

News and Events for the week of January 21

Good Tuesday Morning:

I hope all of you enjoyed a restful day off yesterday and took the time to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the impact he has had on us all.

We are three weeks away from the Spring semester and our enrollment numbers continue to show that our enrollment is good.

Classified Retreat

Last Friday afternoon the classified staff gathered in the Student Union 3rd Floor to celebrate accomplishments, create works of art, share appreciation, and begin the conversation of what equity, visibility, and unity mean for LACC. Over 130 classified staff were gathered for this professional development opportunity, along with deans and managers, to hear an update from the president and then begin the work to ensure our students, faculty and staff are served in the best way possible.

Spring Classes

Spring session is approaching quickly. Please remind students to register for classes. We still have classes open. We launched a marketing and advertising campaign in late spring 2019 for this school year. The District is currently running a district-wide campaign targeted for spring. Throughout this month and up to the start of the spring term, we are also placing ads in several local papers including La Opinion, Asbarez and Korea Daily.

View Open Classes for Spring

Upcoming 90th Anniversary Activities

On the afternoon of April 25, 2020 from 1pm to 3pm, LACC will host a panel discussion with Chancellor Block from UCLA, President Covino from Cal State LA and myself in recognition of all three public higher education systems in the City of Los Angeles all starting at the same location. We will discuss the future of public higher education in Los Angeles and what we believe it will look like for all of us. At the end of the year, we will have another “Celebration of Us” the evening of Friday, June 5th. Then our finale will be our 90th graduation on Tuesday, June 9th at the Greek Theater at 5pm. I hope you will plan to join us at these events. 

Food for Thought

This week we continue our Food for Thought Pop Up Food Pantry. Located in front of the Student Union, we are distributing food this week from approximately 11am until 2pm on Thursday 2/23. Information on Food for Thought services can be found @lacitycollege on Instagram. 

LACC Community Corner

  • LACC Sr. Staff had a great lunch with the LACC Associated Student Government Executive Committee; we decided to make that an annual event: 2nd Monday of January each year.
  • UCLA-CESMII (Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute) visited the campus on Wednesday to see where they could locate the UCLA-CESMII on LACC’s campus. The Facilities Committee will consider these options. UCLA hopes to make a formal announcement in March.
  • I met with LA City Attorney Mike Feuer to discuss what the City Attorney’s office can do to help LACC students. The City has many programs to help students with city violations.
  • I met with the new LACCD Vice Chancellor-Chief Information Officer, Carmen Lidz, about the technology needs of LACC and what we are working on technologically.  
This coming week:
  • On Friday I will be meeting with the LA City Department on Disability to discuss a development plan for community colleges to offer curriculum on becoming Certified Access Specialists.
  • On Saturday, Sunday and Monday I will be in Sacramento for the California Community College Legislative Conference. I will be visiting legislators and advocating for policies to help our students.

Have a great and productive week!

Mary Gallagher