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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 1/27/2020

News and Events for the week of January 27

Good Monday Morning:

We are just two weeks away from the Spring semester and our enrollment numbers continue to show that our enrollment is good. We are just above enrollment level of last year. Let’s continue to help our students find classes and programs at our great college.

I am in the 21st century now! That is right, I have daily twitter posts on Monday through Thursday. You can view tweets on news and special communications from my new twitter account @LACCPres

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

Beat the Rush Week

Please let your students know that Beat the Rush week begins 2/3. Students can receive course registration assistance; financial aid information; get their ID cards, parking permits and U-pass and purchase textbooks. There will also be free parking in all student parking lots during Beat the Rush.

Kaiser Permanente Employees at Food for Thought Pop-Up Food Pantry

This morning Kaiser Permanente Employees will be joining us at our Food for Thought Pop-Up Food Pantry to distribute donated toiletries, laundry soap and other essentials in addition to our weekly food from 11am until 2pm. We will also host our regular food distribution on Thursday 1/30.

The Writing Block Writing Center for Students

Our new “The Writing Block” Writing Center for students will be opening on Monday, February 10. On 2/20, the new Writing Center will be hosting a welcome event for all staff, faculty and students from noon to 3pm. The new Writing Center is located across from the mail center in the Administration Building.

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 “The 21st Public Higher Education Environment – a Conversation. What do we expect in this century; and what are the effects on the city of Los Angeles and its surrounding areas.”

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. 

LACC Community Corner

  • On Friday I had two meeting with the City of Los Angeles. One meeting was with the LA City Department on Disability to discuss the possibility of offering programs to become Certified Access Specialists. This is a field of employment that is increasing in opportunities, including for those who are disabled. The other meeting I had with the City of Los Angeles was a further discussion on LACC becoming the implementation partner for the Los Angeles Promise Zone.
  • UCLA-CESMII (Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute) invited a group from LACC to join their annual meeting in March as members of CESMII. They are hoping to announce our formal partnership at their annual meeting. More on this as it develops.
  • I have been in Sacramento over the weekend at the legislative conference for community colleges and I will spend all day today meeting with various legislators to help them understand our need for additional funding for our students and our colleges.
  • Tuesday I meet with the president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
  • Thursday I will be attending the State of Hollywood address.
  • Friday afternoon we will be providing professional development training to our supervisors.  

Have a great week!

Mary Gallagher