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President Mary Gallagher

This Week @ City

Originally Published: 8/28/2018

News and Events for the week of August 27

This Week @ City

Good Monday Morning:

Today marks our highly anticipated first day of the fall semester. Our enrollment is up, our headcount is up, our class size is up, and we hold ourselves up as the college on the move. No other college in the district can make these claims. We stand front and center on top! This has been a road we all embarked on last spring. Because we only had a rudimentary map, we were not 100% sure it would lead us where we needed to go. But here we are – successful again! Thank you everyone for your great hard work these last six months to help our students enroll for classes at our great college.

REMEMBER: The campus will be closed on Monday, September 3, for Labor Day. I hope you all have a restful long weekend.

Status of Suggestions for Immediate Improvements from Classified Symposium August 10th
Better security in buildings –

Security Officers have been assigned to certain buildings for their shift. This will officially be deployed after the first two weeks when we already have extra staffing. This will give them an opportunity to get to know staff and faculty and be close in the event they are needed. Also extra cadets are being hired to work with these Security Officers as extra eyes.

Answering phones –

We have identified classified staffing for a Call Center and we have put things in place to fully launch it within a few weeks. It will be managed from 7am to 7pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 4pm on Fridays.

Rush Week Ambassadors -

Our classified staff from Administrative Services signed up to serve as information ambassadors this week to help guide students.

Discounted Metro Universal College Transit Pass Program (U-Pass)

Did you know that?

  • To qualify for a discounted U-Pass you only have to be enrolled in a single class (credit or non-credit)
  • Even faculty and staff qualify for the U-Pass if you take a class
  • The U-Pass now includes the Long Breach, Torrance, and Gardena transit routes
  • Dual-enrolled high school students qualify for an even further discounted rate of $5.60 per week
  • Low income students may qualify for a lower discounted rate
  • Youth on the Move (Foster and Kinship Youth) qualify for a lower discounted rate
  • Graduates of our programs (certificates or degrees) are eligible to continue with their discounted U-Pass for up to 14 months after graduation

Representatives from Metro will be here in the quad this week to answer any questions.

ASG and Office of Student Life Activities for Welcome Week

Today, Monday, August 27 and tomorrow, Tuesday, August 28, a hosted breakfast with ASG will be available to students by the Student Services Building  from 8:30am to 9:30am. Then from 10am to 2pm information booths will be up by the Student Services and Student Union buildings with information on jobs, clubs, academic departments and mentoring. There will also be music and food!

On Wednesday, August 29, from 10am to 12noon, there will be a preview of campus clubs in the quad, followed by LACC Appreciation Day from 12noon to 2pm. Students can meet members of the faculty and staff, learn about student groups, sign up for intermural sports, take a selfie with Cubby, and enjoy free food, music and giveaways. Please stop by and join us to welcome our students.

STEM Pathways Program Welcome Day

Mark your calendars for the upcoming STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Pathways Program Welcome Day to be held on Wednesday, September 5 in the Student Union, 3rd Floor Multipurpose Room from 11am to 12:30pm. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Students will learn about the unique services that the STEM Pathways Program offers including access to a book loan program, access to tutoring and supplemental instruction, STEM counseling, faculty mentoring and undergraduate research opportunities. Participation in the STEM Pathways Program is free. Please encourage students to attend this event. Students can register for the STEM Pathways Welcome Day and find out more about our program at

Theatre Academy Auditions

This Wednesday, August 29, our Theatre Academy will be holding auditions for the fall 2018 semester. Auditions begin at 3 pm in the Camino Theater.

Ralph Bunche Scholars Program

LACC’s Ralph Bunche Scholars (RBS) program is recruiting new students in an effort to double the number of participants in our group this year, so we need your help! We want to reach as many motivated students who are serious about transferring to four-year universities as we can. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the program at: or visit the RBS website at:

We will also be aggressively recruiting high school seniors this year to make LACC their community college choice before transfer after high school.

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 27th to Friday, September 7th @ 8:00am to 3:30pm
Location: Plant Facilities  2nd Floor - Melrose & New Hampshire Main Office

Faculty & Staff - Fall Faculty Symposium

It was with great enthusiasm that I greeted faculty on their return from the summer last Thursday at their Fall Symposium. In my remarks, I reflected back on speech I delivered at the Spring Symposium to faculty and staff. I delineated the great work that was accomplished this summer with the classified staff and the Facilities crew. And I looked forward to this year and the work ahead for faculty. I also looked out a few years and spoke about our 90th anniversary – believe it or not – kicking off in January 2019. And I looked forward to the 100th anniversary. We have much to look forward to as we begin this new school year.

LACC Rideshare Program

Looking to carpool to work? Check out the LACC Rideshare Program webpage,

We are the college in the district that has shown we are committed to helping students improve their lives by transferring to a university or getting a living wage job. We are reclaiming our position as the great Los Angeles City College…The City’s College.

Have a great week,

Mary Gallagher
Los Angeles City College

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