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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 8/20/2018

News and Events for the week of August 20

This Week @ City

Good Monday Morning:

In only one week we begin the fall semester. I am extremely proud of all of the work that has been done in the past few months to help boost enrollment and prepare our campus for another year. Our enrollment is up by 9% and our headcounts is up by 12%. This means that all of the great efforts worked. We stabilized enrollment and we are gowing. And we balanced our budget. We are off to a great start for 2018-19!

Management Team Retreat

Last Tuesday, August 14, we held an all-day Management Team retreat to help us energize and focus on strategies for the upcoming year. We packed the day with activities and ended the retreat by examining our external environmental data. In our next Management Team meeting in September, we will go over the details of the new funding model so that we are all on the same page for the coming year.

State Budget Workshop

I had the opportunity to attend the State Budget Workshop last Wednesday, along with AVP Anil Jain, VP Dan Walden, and Dean Anna Badalyan. We are ensuring we fully understand what is happening with the new funding model. Look for a date wherr we will have ameeting especially to provide you with detailed information about the new funding formula and its expected effects.  

Ralph Bunche Scholars Program

LACC’s Ralph Bunche Scholars (RBS) program is recruiting new students, and we need your help!  We want to reach as many motivated students who are serious about transferring to four-year schools as we can. You know best who the students with the most potential are. If you are not familiar with the RBS, here are some of its benefits: special admission consideration at any UC or at any private university that requires a personal statement, with a particularly strong advantage at UCLA though our TAP certification program; access to special workshops and conferences; and unique scholarship, research, and leadership opportunities. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the program at: or visit the RBS website at: Your assistance to get this word out is greatly appreciated.

Beat the Rush Week

Today begins Beat the Rush Week, which will run through August 24. Student Services will have extended hours and will be open from 8am to 6:30pm today through Thursday, August 23; and 8am to 4pm on Friday, August 24. This is a special opportunity for students to access our services before the busy first week of school. Please be sure to tell your students if they have not already registered for classes, this is a good time to get everything settled.

Registered Nursing Student Information Session

Today, Monday August 20, Registered Nursing is holding a Student information Session for all students interested in applying for our Nursing Program. It will be held at SCI 126 from 4pm to 5 pm. For more information, please call 323.953.4000 ext. 2065.

Faculty & Staff - Annual Chairs Retreat

This Tuesday, August 21, we will be holding our Annual Chairs Retreat to discuss the acitivites for the coming year. Included in the agenda is a look at the California Community College Board of Governeors goals and vision, the new funding formula, and and our own outreach and recruitment plan for 2018-19. This reteat will also culminate in the Chairs also reviewing the external environmental scan.

Faculty & Staff - Fall Faculty Symposium

Our Fall Faculty Symposium will be held on the Faculty Flex Day of Thursday, August 23th. The agenda will be informative and interesting. The variety of acitivites planned for the faculty will help to inform the work we do in the coming year. I look forward to seeing you all there.

Faculty & Staff - Don’t Forget to Get Your Parking Passes

Here is the info you need to pick up your parking pass for the 2018-2019 year:

Monday, August 20th @ 1:00pm to 3:30pm Parking Decals

Location: Plant Facilities 2nd Floor - Melrose & New Hampshire
Large Conference Room

Tuesday, August 21st to Thursday, August 23rd @ 8:30am to 3:30pm Parking Decals

Location: Plant Facilities 2nd Floor - Melrose & New Hampshire
Large Conference Room

Monday, August 27th to Friday, September 7th @ 8:00am to 3:30pm

Location: Plant Facilities  2nd Floor - Melrose & New Hampshire
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Have a great week,

Mary Gallagher
Los Angeles City College

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Phone: 323.953.4000


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